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Careers Guidance & Aspirations

'From its origins as the first city academy, the exceptional education we provide takes advantage of the opportunities offered by our privileged location and facilities in the most vibrant, multi-cultural city in the world. Our moral purpose is to ensure our students and staff have access to the best possible futures and contribute positively to society through an outstanding careers/development programme, excellent leadership, and coaching' -  Capital City Academy Vision.

Capital City Academy is committed to high quality careers, employability, information advice and guidance (CEIAG), to support the comprehensive and wide range of students in our Capital Community. Every student is recognised as an individual and we aim to support each of our students’ different skills, abilities and needs in preparing for their career aspirations.

We use the internationally recognised Gatsby Benchmarks to develop a careers programme that increases opportunities for students to access everything from experiences of the workplace and personal guidance with a careers adviser, to engagement with employers, colleges, training providers and universities. The benchmarks are non-statutory but support schools and colleges by providing a framework around which they can develop their careers programme in line with their legal requirements to provide independent and impartial careers guidance to all our students.

Careers Leader - Mr L Manandhar - lmanandhar@capitalcityacademy.org

Careers Coordinator - Marie Kenny - mkenny@capitalcityacademy.org

Careers in the Curriculum Lead -  Eli Baigel ebaigel@capitalcityacademy.org

For any Careers related enquiries, please email - admin@capitalcityacademy.org, or our Careers Coordinator mkenny@capitalcityacademy.org

Please click on the expandable sections below for further information.

What are the eight Gatsby Benchmarks?

CEIAG Statement of Intent

Please click on the following link to view our CEIAG Statement of Intent.

CEIAG Statement of Intent

Provider Access Policy

Please click on the following link to view our Provider Access Policy - here

Careers Events Calendar 2022-23

A Guide for Parents - Steering your teenager towards a job and career

Please click the following link to download the guide for parents.

Steering your teenager towards a job and career

Guides to Apprenticeships

Please click on the links below to view information about Apprenticeships.

Guide to Apprenticeships

Parent Guide to Apprenticeships

Unifrog

Unifrog Year 12 and Year 13

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Unifrog Information Letter

Unifrog

T Levels

A new website has been launched for students and parents, to find out more about T Levels. T Levels are a brand new, 2-year qualification created by government to deliver world class technical education - https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/

The importance of Labour Market Information (LMI) to students

Keeping up to date with what is happening in the labour market is important for anyone making careers related decisions about their future. You should be aware of:

  • What opportunities are out there for you
  • What the future trends are likely to be in different sectors
  • What qualifications and skills you will need 
  • How you need to prepare yourself to compete for jobs in some sectors

London Labour Market information from National Careers Service -

https://data.london.gov.uk/labour-market-indicators/

Latest LMI Bulletin

Linking subjects to careers

Success at School's careers guides

SaS Career GuideFREE careers guides for parents and carers

What can you expect from our parents' guides?

This year’s Parents University and Apprenticeship Guides will be our third edition and have been designed to help parents support their children in making informed decisions about their future and developing skills to help them succeed.

Apprenticeships Guide

Parents will benefit from content on topics including:

  • Introduction to apprenticeships and sectors
  • How to find the right apprenticeship 
  • Pathways into work, including T-levels, apprenticeships and university
  • How you can support your child in deciding if an apprenticeship is right for them
  • Apprenticeships vs. university 
  • Degree apprenticeships 
  • Opportunities available across 15 different sectors 
  • PLUS interviews and guest content from a diverse range of organisations including National Audit Office, Bristows LLP, Royal Horticultural Society, Morgan Stanley, British Horseracing Authority

University Guide

  • How to apply to university and a guide to UCAS
  • Personal statements and how to stand out from the crowd 
  • Student finance 
  • Alternatives to going to university 
  • Placement years at university 
  • Pros and cons of going to university
  • PLUS interviews and guest content from universities including Reading University, Liverpool University, Bournemouth University, South Wales University and Exeter University.

Bonus STEM Guide

This year’s guide explores 10 different STEM subjects to help young people to understand more about careers in the field along with profiles on how each subject can help tackle an environmental challenge. This comprehensive guide has been designed to showcase just how creative, exciting and rewarding a career in STEM can be.

Click here to download your free guides