At Winterbourne Academy we provide a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme for every year group.
Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is therefore important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to make decisions about their future, to know how and where to access information and to link subject areas and qualifications with possible careers.
Good quality Careers Education will raise the aspirations of and help our students to become effective career planners and managers of their own progression through learning and work. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life Post 16 and Post 18. By providing quality information, advice and guidance, our aim is to raise students’ aspirations and ambitions for their futures and increase confidence, whilst offering equality of opportunity for all.
Our careers programme is supported by our business volunteers from the local area who regularly participate in the careers activities, provide Industry talks and workshops and share their knowledge and skills with students. We run regular Business Networking events throughout the year to recruit Business volunteers and further develop our existing Business links. If you have your own business or work in an organisation and are interested in coming along to one of our events, please contact a member of the Careers Team.
Winterbourne Careers Team
|Mrs Sarah Webber||Careers Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org||01454 822172|
|Mrs Julie Brookman||Careers Coordinator (Mon-Wed)||email@example.com||01454 822172|
|Mrs Julie Hembrough||Careers Coordinator (Wed-Fri)||firstname.lastname@example.org||01454 822172
For any questions relating to careers, please contact:
Mrs Sarah Webber
Tel: 01454 252000 – email@example.com
National Careers Week 2022
As part of 'National Careers Week', Winterbourne Academy celebrates a variety of careers throughout the week in lessons and tutor time.
Along with these, there are a number of excellent opportunities on offer throughout the week for you to explore and get involved with.
Click HERE for a list of opportunities on offer for next week or in the near future.
Support for Students
How Can Parents Help
As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. We know that the choices which are open to your child today may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer.
With that in mind, we want to try and make it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options confidently; knowing that the information you have is as accurate and as up to date as possible.
Download labour market information for the West of England, from National Careers Service.
Support materials and useful articles
- An introduction to Apprenticeships - for Parents/Carers
- Success at School Parent Support Page
- Steering Your Teenager Toward a Job and Career - a Free Guide
- Modern Apprenticeships: How Parents can support their children
- BTec Nationals: Who are the Students who Didn’t Just do A-Levels
- Help Your Child Apply to University: ‘Ask what inspires them’
- Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships
- Parent’s Guide to Work Experience (video below)
Work Experience, Careers and Apprenticeship Opportunities:
KS4 - April 2022
|KS5 - April 2022|
Our Business Partnerships
Would you like to work with Winterbourne Academy? We currently work with a variety of business partners across South Gloucestershire and Bristol but are always keen to develop further links.
In the past, we have run events in conjunction with local businesses such as 'mock interview days' and 'Career Days'. If you would like to talk to us then please do contact our Careers Team or complete an expression of interest here. We look forward to hearing from you.
Some of our Current Partnerships: