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Careers and Work Placement

Every young person at The Hastings Academy will take part in a wealth of opportunities which will inspire and motivate them to become ambitious, resilient individuals. Every young person at The Hastings Academy will be given outstanding careers education, advice, information and guidance on all career pathways so that our young people know what to do to be successful; to go to university; to achieve an apprenticeship; to achieve their dream.

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is specifically designed to prepare students for their futures, by providing the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills that they need to make informed choices and plans for their future learning and career. 

Our bespoke careers programme has been developed to support students throughout the stages of their journey and build their career development learning skills, which are acquired alongside academic and vocational pursuits. These can be developed through specific careers activities, within the curriculum (which could be through other subjects and discrete time for careers education) and during enrichment and extracurricular activities, as well as through personal guidance.

We believe that all our students have the power and potential to grow in their careers. Excellent careers guidance makes sure there is equality of opportunity. All students are entitled to receive independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance. Our CEIAG programme provides activities appropriate to age and need; it provides students with the best possible foundation for their Key Stage 4 option choices in Year 9 and then later post-16 choices following Year 11.

The Hastings Academy understands that every student’s needs are different, therefore from Year 7 onwards we prepare students for a variety of pathways: technical, vocational, and the academic.

In Years 7 and 8 students learn about the types of careers available, develop an understanding of employability skills. In Year 9 students build on the knowledge and skills and have 1-2-1 interviews and receive guidance about future careers choices and pathways as they prepare to chose their options. Students in Year 10 continue to build on their knowledge from Year 9, but also are introduced to post-16 choices and experiences. All students in Year 10 are offered the opportunity to take part in a Work Experience Placement. Students in Year 11 are fully supported as they apply for their next steps, both in terms of professional guidance and assistance with applications for their chosen pathway.

Links to post 16 providers

For our careers strategy, please visit our policies page