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Harris C of E Academy achieved the National Quality Award for it's Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance {CEIAG} provision. We were awarded this Quality in Careers Standard Award through Investor in Careers on 4th December 2018 after completing a 3 stage process and 2 assessments. We are now proud holders of this award for the next 3 years.

Annual Careers Plan



If you are looking at this page, you are probably at the exciting {and somewhat daunting} stage in your life where you are considering which route to take once you finish your school life at Harris C of E Academy.


There is a minefield of information out there in regards to; Further and Higher Education - Sixth Forms, Colleges, A-Level Courses, Apprenticeships, Work Place Training, Universities, Volunteering and the list goes on and on.


I imagine you are more than likely thinking "Where do I start?", "Who can help me?" and "What are the best options?" and so many more questions!


Well, this page is for you and it is intended to be used as additional information to support, advise and guide you in making the right decision for YOU!


There will be links to useful websites, games, activities, forthcoming events etc... but remember; you can always seek advise from those around you such as Parents / Carers, Teachers, Staff members and your school Careers Advisor. There is always someone to help you, so never be afraid to ask!!  Good Luck in the search for your future career !


Mrs O'Brien - Careers Advisor




The most important aim is to SUPPORT, GUIDE and ADVISE our students in order to help them make their own informed decisions and take the right steps and routes for their future study and career choices.


We wish to inspire and motivate our students in all year groups in order to fulfil their potential. We will also adhere to the Careers Strategy and the 8 Gatsby benchmarks in order to "help every pupil develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers... whilst continuing to reflect our schools ethos and Christian values."


Harris C of E Academy will provide a range of activities in the form of;

  • Access to resources in the School Library and via the Careers tables
  • Access to online tools and resources and a large range of educational and career websites
  • Face to Face support, advise and guidance
  • The opportunity for students to visit local career fairs, events and college open events
  • Visits from employers covering a wide range of different industries
  • Visits from local Colleges and Universities
  • Motivational Speakers

All students will be treated in a fair and consistent manner and all information will be open to all students irrespective of age and sex to ensure equal opportunities for all.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks

Careers at Harris - What do we do?

Where can students find careers information?

Who can you go to for Careers advice?

Labour Market Information


Please click on the below link to view the most up to date local labour market information.



Prince’s Trust TEAM Programme RUGBY OPEN DAY - 30th July 2019 - Drop in from 10am to 4pm. Room 101, Rugby College, Technology Drive, Rugby, CV21 1AR. {Please sign in at Reception.}

Are you aged 16 – 25 and unemployed? Do you know someone who is? Come along to the Prince's Trust Rugby Team OPEN DAY at Rugby College and find out more about this FREE 12 week programme. You can meet the Team Leader to discuss what the programme entails and potentially meet other like-minded individuals who are interested in starting in September 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact Faye {Team Leader} via phone on 07739 983 182 or email:-


Gain qualifications and work experience, build your confidence and make a positive impact in your community. You could be on your way to a brighter future TODAY!


National Healthcare Weekend - Birmingham, 20th and 21st July 2019 

Medic Mentor are holding a National Healthcare Weekend for students in years 10-12 who are aspiring Medics, Dentists and Vets. These events have proved to help students gain university offers. Therefore, you are invited to attend a UCAS Application Conference where the following will take place;


Day 1 - Making it into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary. An introduction into your future career. Network with current students and professionals, whilst gaining an in-depth understanding of topics including CV building, Work Experience and choosing the right university for you. 


Day 2 - Medical Masterclass. A full day of lectures covering the medical application process including personal statements, interview techniques, UCAT, BMAT and medical ethics led by our team of doctors and medical students. 


Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds can apply to attend for free. Teachers can attend for free. Please click on this link for the flyer: can register and find out more information here:


Saturday, 6th July 2019 - Pilot Careers Live - Pilot Careers Live is Europe's largest independent pilot career exhibition and is an exciting event which is guaranteed to inform, inspire and advise those interested in a rewarding career in aviation.  Students can view a video about the event at For full details and discounted student tickets, please visit


Wednesday, 10th July 2019 - Almat Flying Academy are launching a Young Pilots Club and are having an open day for year 11 students on 10th July 2019 in Coventry. This is a free event aimed at aspiring young pilots and will be an opportunity for young people to fly their aircraft and simulator. You will also have the opportunity to find out how to become a pilot and take part in navigation classes. To book on this free event, please follow the link





Wanted - DAF HGV Technician Apprentices - Coventry - Ford & Slater are looking for school based leavers and students. They are looking for technically minded, dedicated and passionate young people with grades at GCSE level 4 or above in Maths, English and IT. 


The DAF Apprentice Scheme is a 2 part HGV Technician apprenticeship, meaning your time is split between the workshops at Ford & Slater and the purpose-built DAF Trucks Centre of Learning at the City of Bristol College. 


You could earn an advanced level 3 qualification in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, with practical skills and hands-on experience gained working alongside qualified technicians in a fully equipped, state of the art workshop at Ford & Slater Coventry. 

To apply, please email LSURSHAM@FORDANDSLATER.CO.UK or call 07710 165 093. 


Ardagh Group - Ardagh Group is a leading global supplier of value-added, infinitely-recyclable, metal and glass packaging solutions for the world's leading brands. Ardagh Group have 4 Apprenticeship vacancies available based in Rugby and this is a 4 year Mechanical and Electrical Apprenticeship programme. For more information, please see the advert in the year 11 canteen area or contact the MGTS Recruitment Team on 02476 630 333, email them via or visit their website via


Britvic Soft Drinks - Britvic are advertising for 4 Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineering Apprentices based in Rugby. This is a 4 year apprenticeship resulting in a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering. For more information, please see the job description in the year 11 canteen area or contact the MGTS Recruitment Team via 02476 630 333, email them on or visit their website via


Direct Air - Direct Air are a leading compressed air company and they are looking for a Compressor Service Engineering Apprentice at their site in Coventry. This is a 4 year apprenticeship resulting in a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering. To apply, please see the job description in the year 11 canteen area or contact the MGTS Recruitment Team via 02476 630 333, email them on or visit their website via


BOSCH Automotive Apprenticeship Programmes 

If you are looking to work in the Automotive Industry, you can apply online here. Bosch offer hands-on roles in the workshop, Motorcycle roles and also Customer Service roles. Below are the links to our websites which have more information about the apprenticeship.






Digital West Midlands is a collaboration between three partner colleges in Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas. Our aim is to increase the number of apprenticeships within the digital sector, support employers to upskill their existing workforce to address skills gaps and enabling business growth by delivering high quality training and apprenticeship recruitment services.

OUR 2019 SCHOOL LEAVER APPRENTICESHIP RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN STARTS NOW! Please ask your years 11 & 13 students to get in touch to find out more. For further information call 01788 86 3142 or email or visit the website on

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