Halewood Academy has a full time Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator, Lesley MacCallum, who is based in S24 on Homebase 2. Students can drop into see Lesley for any careers information including Job search, CVs, applications, voluntary work, post 16 education. Lesley is available every day before & after school as well as during lunch & break times. You can contact Lesley here - LMacCallum@halewoodacademy.co.uk
Students can also get help from Faye Rafferty, our impartial Careers Advisor from Career Connect, who gives careers guidance through one to one interviews one day a week, Faye is in school one day a week and is based on home base 2, interviews can be booked via Lesley MacCallum.
How The School Measures And Assesses The Impact Of The Careers Programme On Pupils The impact of our Careers Programme is reviewed annually between our Careers' Coordinator and the Senior Leadership Team. The review involves a benchmark exercise against the Gatsby Criteria, a review of Year 10 Work Experience and an analysis of the latest NEET figures for past year groups. The date of the next review is Summer Term 2020.
The last review was in January 2019 and was held by former HMI, Janet Palmer. You can read the review HERE.
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 but we do encourage students/parents to arrange their own placements (self-placement forms are available from Lesley from September of Year 10 onwards). We have links with a variety of local employers such as Marks & Spencer, Jobcentre plus, Morrisons, Kier Property, Jaguarlandrover to name but a few.
Every year we hold a number of Careers Events to give all our students the opportunity to meet with a variety of Universities, Colleges & Training Providers, as well as employers & businesses from different work areas such as Redrow, NHS, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, Titanic Hotel, Astrazenca, Knowsley Safari Park etc to discuss all their post 16 options under one roof so they can make informed decisions about their future career choices.
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.
Springpod is an early careers network for students to explore career paths like apprenticeships & connect with leading employers
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.