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Careers Advice

Careers Support 

Lesley pictureHalewood Academy has a full time Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator Lesley MacCallum who is based in S24 on Homebase 2. Lesley is available every day during break and lunch times to answer any careers related questions or to help with CVs/applications. 



Students can also get help from Stuart Nicholls our impartial Careers Advisor from Career Connect, who gives careers guidance through one to one interviews and lunchtime drop-in sessions.  Stuart is in school 2-3 days a week and is based on Homebase 2.


Work Experience

A work experience placement enables students to develop their employability skills and helps them to think about jobs they could do in the future.  All Year 10 students at Halewood Academy have the opportunity to go on a 2 week work experience placement in July.  Lesley MacCallum has a wide range of placements for students to choose from and students/parents can also arrange their own placements (self placement forms are available from Lesley from September of Year 10 onwards). 

Careers Resources

The links below will take you to a wide range of careers websites giving you up to date information to help you plan your future.

Career Connect

Local & national careers resources.

Career Connect:Jobs for Tomorrow

Where will the jobs be in Merseyside in the future?  Information on 4 Growth Areas - Visitor Economy, Knowledge Economy, Low Carbon Economy & Super Port.

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National Careers Service

Careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs & training courses.

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National Apprenticeships

Local apprenticeship vacancies and information on apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships - Get in Go Far

Find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships.  Access thousands of opportunities across a range of sectors and employers.


Careers Box

National online careers film and video library. Real people, real jobs

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Find out about jobs from people who are working in them.  Videos, articles & quizzes. 

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Explore different career worlds.

Success at School

Explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

Top Universities

Find out about University subjects – covering entry requirements, specializations, career prospects and more. 

Tomorrow's Engineers

Inspiration, advice and information on the different routes into engineering and the types of jobs on offer.

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Career opportunities in Science & Maths.

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Go Construct

Information on careers in the Construction industry from graduate jobs to Apprenticeships and everything in between.

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Bright Knowledge

Guide to careers, education & student life.

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A guide to GCSEs, A levels, apprenticeships & university

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A wide range of information on universities and how to apply

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Which? university guide

what to study, where to go and how to get there

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Buzz Quiz

The Buzz personality profile quiz helps you discover more about what makes you tick and what you're naturally good at.

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Not going to uni

Alternatives to university including apprencticeships and other training routes.