Ethos and Aims of Careers at Unity Academy
With support from our providers, we aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers by encouraging our students to:
- Think for themselves.
- Develop the necessary skills to make a successful transition from school and contribute with confidence to an increasingly competitive and technological world.
- Discover a passion for lifelong learning.
- Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and thriving on the many enriching opportunities available in a happy and caring environment
The Academy provides external support through the ‘Future For You’. They provide careers coaches who work with our pupils on a one-to-one basis to help plan and prepare for their future. For more information, please click here
Academy Careers Team
Luke Sisson – Trust AP Lead/Careers Lead – Luke.Sisson@unity.raleightrust.org
Mark Clifford – PD Lead/Careers Lead – M.Clifford@denewood.raleightrust.org
They can be contacted at the Academy office on 0115 9151271
We regularly review and update our careers offer to pupils, staff and parents – please check out the information below to find out more. We will be adding new content throughout the academic year so please save the page and check back!
Unity Academy’s model presents a unique opportunity and requires a creative way of working to deliver careers preparation that meets the Baker Clause. Our careers offer to pupils is delivered via the model below:-
The Academy careers offer is adapted throughout the academic year to take advantage of the new opportunities that become accessible to pupils via the Nottinghamshire South Careers Hub. The Academy meets half-termly with Futures to ensure our pupils are being supported with careers advice and guidance, and to plan additional support for those pupils most at risk of NEET. The Academy promotes careers preparation at the AP network meeting and has invited guest speakers from the sector into this network to promote their careers offer. The Academy also collects and quality assures each education provider careers offer to pupils, and will work with an education provider to strengthen their careers offer it identified.
‘Congratulations to Year 11 pupils from Unity Academy, Nottingham Tutorial College and Take 1 studios who completed the HMRC Springboard programme 2023. Many more of our Year 11 pupils engaged in the first phase of the programme but we wanted to give a special mention to those who completed it.
Pupils learned about HMRC as a business as well as having the chance to develop their employability skills to enhance their future career prospects. The Academy would like to thank the team at HMRC for providing this incredible opportunity to our pupils and we are already looking forward to the project in 2024’
Please check out these brilliant websites to explore future careers information and content to help you plan for your dream career!
Start – Careers Information (startprofile.com) – create and use Start profiles to track all the careers related experiences you take part in and build a CV
LMI For All – LMI For All – research and access up to date labour market information
MYPATH – YouTube – View a weekly video about different jobs – learn more about the world of work
Spotlight on Careers 2022 – WorldSkills UK – research information about a huge range of different jobs
Careers Advice For Young People | WorldSkills UK – explore careers and hear from inspiring role models
Career Guides For Young Adults – Youth Employment UK – look for early careers ideas and how to get into different jobs
Contact us | National Careers Service – careers advise for young people 13+ – visit website or call 0800 100 900
School Leaver Jobs | AllAboutSchoolLeavers – School leavers advice, their aim is to provide school leavers get jobs and understand the careers paths available to them
Careers advice | Who else can help | The Prince’s Trust (princes-trust.org.uk) – The Princes Trust website list even more websites that young people can access to get support with their future career
Many of our pupils secure a route into further education or college to find or continue their passion. Here are links to some of the further education providers in the city.
Please check the links below to access current apprenticeship opportunities.
Current vacancies (kallidusrecruit.com) – check out any current apprenticeship vacancies with Nottingham City Homes
Find an apprenticeship – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – use this website to find any apprenticeship vacancies in England
About ASK – Amazing Apprenticeships – learn more about how to gain an apprenticeship
Parents / Carers & Staff
Would you like to know more information about how to support your child at home or how to support a pupil in school? Here are some links to some great careers resources and up to date labour market information.
2382_FUTURES_LMI – NOTTINGHAM (futuresforbusiness.com) – Access up to date labour market information for Nottingham
NCW One Stop Shop (ncw2020.co.uk) – careers week resources
Supporting Students – Futures for Business – Futures what next project – supporting young people POST 16
Volunteer It Yourself: Learn trade skills & help the community : Volunteer It Yourself – Volunteer it Yourself provide work experience opportunities to young people aged 16+ – they can register to volunteer with volunteer it yourself -see website for more details
Ammaarah Full guide_Parents & Carers Hints & Tips (amazingapprenticeships.com) – This guide has been designed to help Parents & Carers explore the exciting world of apprenticeships with their child, to understand the range of resources and support services available to them, and how to access them.
Our Careers Partners
We are proud to work alongside these organisations to improve our careers offer to all pupils.
Nottingham City Homes
East Midlands Airport – Raising Aspiration programme
Please find details of VIY’s exciting new project which is taking place at the Hyson Green Youth Club.