There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate, is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations.

We support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational and apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions.  By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for whichever career pathway they choose.

The intent of our Careers Curriculum at Chellaston Academy is to provide a stable careers programme where all students are provided with the opportunity to prepare for their transition into the evolutionary world of work. We intend to raise their aspirations, improve social mobility, develop 8 employability skills and enhance knowledge of labour market information, whilst providing them with access to all career pathways. Students will experience a range of encounters tailored to their individual needs and circumstances, including encounters with workplaces and employers, an insight into further and higher education establishments, and opportunities for personal guidance.

The aims of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Chellaston Academy are:

• to raise students’ aspirations and to broaden their horizons
• to inspire and to empower students to make informed realistic decisions at key transition points in learning and work
• to provide good quality independent and impartial careers advice to students which inspires them and motivates them to fulfil their potential
• to provide advice and guidance which is in the best interests of the student
• to provide opportunities to work in partnership with employers, training providers, local colleges and others to provide opportunities to inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work
• to develop enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment
• to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity

The Academy Careers Plan and Programme is based on the CDI Framework for Careers, Enterprise and Employability (2018) and the DfE document “Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools” (January 2018).

Mrs J Shillingford
Careers Lead
01332 702502

Further Information

On this page, you will find general information and useful external websites to help guide you through the careers process.

We have also created separate pages for more specific areas which are available from the links below:

Information for Students and Parents

If you are unsure about your future career, a good starting point is to identify your skills and interests.

Take the BuzzQuiz on

What does your personality predict about your future career:

Take a Skills Health Check. This takes a few hours but gives in depth advice:

Useful Websites

There are many websites that you may find useful as part of your career research.  We have compiled these into a handy PDF file containing live links that you can download from the link below for future reference:

Useful Websites