Careers Advice

The careers education and guidance programme at Outwood Academy Carlton seeks to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

CareersInc are an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service who will support you to aim high in your career goals and aspirations.

As a student at Outwood Academy Carlton you are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • Personal to you and always puts your interests first
  • Motivates and inspires you to consider all opportunities both within and outside Outwood Academy Carlton
  • Helps you to gain the skills you need to make your career ambitions a reality
  • Provides the support you need to be successful
  • Helps you access any additional support you might need
  • Is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge
  • Understanding of career pathways and local labour market information
  • Protects and respects your personal information and shares it only with your consent
  • Together with staff from CareersInc we will support your career development in a number of ways including:

Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future

  • activities and events such as careers fairs
  • access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday 2.30 – 3.30), learning pathway planning and results days
  • careers information and IT based careers programmes
  • information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

At the Academy we have a Careers office based in C2-09 which is run by CareersInc, who can support and advise students on all aspects of Careers guidance. We also have a careers library located in the main library of the Academy. Within the careers library students can also find out about Sixth Form and College courses as well as other pathways including Apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational routes and be supported with applications and CVs.

The Getting Into Uni Guide


“Which? University” has teamed up with The Student Room to create a brand new guide to getting into university. It covers every key step on our students’ road to university, but without that horrible jargon. With their guide, our students won’t miss a step!

The Scholars’ Programme

The Scholars’ Programme is to raise aspirations, achieve excellence and secure futures. The aims of the Scholars’ programme are to:

  • Inspire students to find their ‘passion’;
  • Offer extensive and personalised enrichment opportunities;
  • Provide academic and aspirational mentoring for students;
  • Give parents and students access to information about and experience of further and higher education.

Please find below the Scholars’ Launch presentation.

Outwood Academy Carlton’s Careers programme

Carlton’s careers programme is committed to developing a whole school approach in providing all students up to date, impartial, independent and varied careers, education, information, advice and guidance defined by the CDI framework and Gatsby standards to ensure each student has high aspirations and is fully prepared for their next steps in education, training and employment beyond their time at Carlton.

Please see the below document on the Carlton Careers Programme:

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