Academy Careers Team
Trainee Careers Advisor – Mrs E Lynskey – Y11 Progress Manager
Trainee Careers Lead – Mr B Curtis – Associate Assistant Headteacher
Email: Ben.Curtis@cyac.org.uk or Emma.Lynskey@cyac.org.uk
Our Careers Partners:
Click HERE to go to the HOP website
Click HERE to go to the LincHigher Website
This is our Careers plan – CYA Strategic Careers Plan 2020-21
Local Careers Events
Access Creative College Lincoln
Music & Events // Music Tech // Games & Computing // Media & Design
They are now taking bookings for our upcoming event on 27/10/20 and places can be booked HERE
Following COVID safety regulations, they will have limited capacity at their Open Day events, so booking is essential!
Talking about Careers
Mr Curtis has created some Q&A Podcasts, to access these please click on the links:
Careers Q&A Podcast – Architecture click HERE
Careers Q&A Podcast – Leisure & Tourism click HERE
Careers Q&A Podcast – Gas Utilities & Infrastructure click HERE
Careers Q&A Podcast – Media & Film click HERE
Careers Q&A Podcast – Healthcare – GP click HERE
Careers Q&A Podcast – Healthcare – Children’s Dietician click HERE
Click HERE for the YouTube page of the Careers and Enterprise Company which features further careers talks and information for students and parents.
For information on joining the:
BRITISH ARMY click HERE
ROYAL AIR FORCE click HERE
ROYAL NAVY click HERE
ROYAL MARINES click HERE
Post 16, Apprenticeships and the World of Work
Leaving school can be very daunting and full of uncertainty. However, we are here to help you turn uncertainty into opportunity.
In England, the law states that you must do one of the following until you are 18:
• Stay in full-time education, e.g. college or 6th Form.
• Start an apprenticeship or traineeship.
• Spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.
Below are some useful links to help you make an informed decision as to where you would like your future to go.
These are typically attached to a secondary school, and offer A Levels and possibly BTECs. Due to their size, they possibly do not offer such a wide range of subjects as a college, but if you prefer a smaller learning environment, then this could be for you.
Colleges can offer A Levels, BTECs, Apprenticeships, GCSEs and Foundation Learning across a wide range of subjects. For those who have aspirations to go on to university, they can be a good stepping stone – a sort of halfway house between school and university – but they are by no means the only option. Some colleges also offer vocational courses as well as academic ones.
Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA)
For information on Open Events at HETA click HERE
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays. As an apprentice you will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week).
Apprenticeships take 1-5 years to complete depending on their level. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.
For more information on becoming an apprentice click HERE.
Traineeships are courses with work experience which get you ready for work or an apprenticeship, and usually last up to 6 months.
Part-time Education whilst working or volunteering
If by 16 you’ve had enough of full-time education – this could be for you. It combines part-time education or training with working or volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Other Careers Resources
Students in all year groups are being given the opportunity to participate in career related events and activities both inside and outside the academy. Events this academic year have included:
Y9 Visit to University of Hull – Thursday 31st October
The day included a visit to a mobile planetarium where students listened to a talk on space. Students tried to solve the tower of Hanoi in a maths lesson
Y9 Careers Morning – Wednesday 11th September
The morning involved students taking part in a series of work-shops to build awareness of career routes, employ-ability skills such as teamwork, budgeting and problem solving and helped promote some of the Academy’s values around resilience, resourcefulness and making responsible choices.
Access to Higher Education
Whilst the decision will be solely yours – be sure to ask as many questions of as many people as possible – parents, teachers, tutors, friends, family. They will all have been in your shoes and will have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you to start planning the future you want.
A personal message from Edward Timpson (the Children’s Minister) on what we mean by “Working Together to Safeguard Children”. Know your rights and how to seek support.
For more information on this, please visit:
The LHSG have commissioned a short film on youth homelessness called ‘Choices’ launched in May 2015. The aim of it is to prevent young people becoming homeless and the main message of the film is to encourage people to seek help at an earlier stage. The film guides young people to help and support if they do become homeless.
Choices from Blueprint Film on Vimeo.
Link to the website:
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