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Crayford Academy

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability

Enabling our Students to Achieve Their Full Potential

Career exploration, subject choices and pathway applications are crucial in ensuring students link their learning in the classroom to the working world.

That is why, in addition to the wealth of early support students receive each year, we offer independent careers interviews from an early age, as well as having a dedicated careers lead.

The dedicated careers area within the school means that pupils can access these services at any time, ensuring that they are well informed and able to take advantage of the array of opportunities available. By focusing on pupils’ long-term ambitions, trained tutors, external consultants and speakers from industry provide students with access to resources and 1:1 support. This prepares them for making later applications for university, apprenticeships, college or work; whichever is their chosen pathway.

The Careers provision is guided and evaluated against the Gatsby Benchmarks, which we are proud to meet each one.

“Students have also been given a wide range of enrichment opportunities relevant to their career aspirations.”

Ofsted 2018

Career exploration, experience of industry and application support are key to enriching the post-16 offer and ensuring our students are prepared for their next stage of education, higher apprenticeships or employment.

In 2017, our first cohort of sixth form students secured outstanding destinations, with 60% securing a place at a higher education institution to study, this increased to 77% in 2018. Examples include:

  • English with History at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Biomedical Science at the University of Warwick
  • Engineering with Physics at Aberystwyth University
  • English and Hispanic Studies at the University of Warwick
  • Professional Musicianship (Drums) at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute
  • Computing Sciences (with a foundation year) at Sussex University

Furthermore, 15% of our students went on to secure a higher apprenticeship and employment with multinational companies such as:

  • Laing O'Rourke on a Civil Engineering programme
  • Conway FM on a Quantity Surveying programme
  • Icomera on an IT Operations programme
  • The Metropolitan Police Force on a Police Constable training programme

These outstanding destinations stem from the unique support we receive from the Haberdashers’, where students are given scholarships to contribute towards their higher education costs, exclusive work experience opportunities and networking events.

As a school we host many projects and partnerships such as Sussex University, the ‘I Am Creative’ campaign with Nike and the V’inspired volunteering programme.

For further information please contact the Careers & Transitions service at: g.caton@haaf.org.uk