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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.


Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance {CEIAG} Policy

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks - How do we comply with these benchmarks at Harris?

Careers Development and Improvement Plan - 2019/2020


Call out to employers and volunteers!

As an academy, we are always very keen to work with local and national employers. We encourage our students to have as many encounters as possible with employers and employees, as well as experiences in the workplace.


To this end, we welcome any volunteers into the academy who are happy to support us with our many careers events, such as mock interviews, support with work experience placements, careers assemblies, careers workshops, the Big Bang Fair, the annual careers fair etc. 


Should you wish to find out more information or volunteer your services, please contact us via


Thank you to all of you for your continued support! 



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.

Careers at Harris - What do we do?

Where can students find careers information?

Who can you go to for Careers advice?

What's on in the Careers Calendar? 


12th and 13th November 2019 - Mock Interviews - Year 11 students


21st November 2019 - WorldSkills Live - NEC - Year 10 students


9th December 2019 - Tour of Lawrence Sheriff 6th Form - year 11 students


12th December 2019 - Tour of Bilton 6th Form - Year 11 students 


3rd February 2020 - Tour of the Big Yellow Apprenticeship Bus for year 10 students. 


28th February 2020 - Women in Unexpected Careers in the National Health Service event for years 7 and 8 girls.  CANCELLED. 


2nd March to 6th March 2020 - National Careers Week with visits from The Allied Health Professions to talk about alternative careers in the NHS, Discover Fortunes Workshops to learn more about how to manage your money, the Army and the Chief Fire Officer from the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. We will also have many other visitors taking part in our annual Careers Fair, including the RAF, Army, Bilton 6th Form, Warwickshire College Group, Moulton College, The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Heart of England Training, WMG Academy, Arnold Lodge 6th Form, Murgatroyd Solicitors, The Strachan Football Foundation, Warwick University, National Apprenticeship Service, Cummins and Lorax Compliance. 


18th May to 22nd May 2020 - Year 10 Work Experience Placement Week.

Labour Market Information


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



Severn Trent New Talent Open Day - Saturday, 15th February 2020 - Coventry

Students aged 14+ are able to attend an exciting event with Severn Trent to learn about many apprenticeship opportunities at their Coventry site. 


To book a place, please visit The deadline is 12th February 2020. 


Access Creative College in Birmingham are hosting some open days for anyone interested in a career in Music, Games, Media, Events and Computing. They are taking place on the following dates; 


  • Tuesday, 25th February 2020 from 5pm to 6:30pm
  • Saturday, 28th March 2020 from 12pm to 1:30pm


To book onto any of these events, please go to


Aspire 2b Coaching are hosting a 2 day Talent ID day. One day is aimed at male students and the other day is for female students.  This is for students who are interested in an Elite Performance and Education programme as an alternative to 6th Form or College. 


To register for this FREE event, please book your tickets via the following links; 

Male Talent ID Day:

Female Talent ID Day:


Warwickshire College Group Open Events -

This is open to all students who like a look around the college. 


Monday, 23rd March 2020 from 5:30pm-8pm - Rugby College

Tuesday, 24th March 2020 from 5:30pm-8pm - Warwick Trident College

Wednesday, 25th March 2020 from 5:30pm-8pm - Royal Leamington Spa

Saturday, 28th March 2020 from 10am-1pm - Moreton Morrell College

Tuesday, 31st March 2020 from 5:30pm-8pm - Malvern Hills College

Wednesday, 1st April 2020 from 5:30pm-8pm - Evesham College

Thursday, 2nd April 2020 from 5:30pm-8pm - Pershore College


Other Local Colleges


MTC - Coventry - Engineering Apprentice Events 

- Tuesday, 25th February 2020 from 5pm to 7pm 

- Thursday, 23rd April 2020 from 5pm to 7pm 

In 2020, MTC aim to train up to 100 young engineers at their training centre in Coventry. If you are interested, please register via their website on 


  • Moulton College - For full details and to pre-register, visit or telephone 01604 491131.

Saturday, 1st February 2020 - 8:30am to 12pm

Wednesday, 11th March 2020 - 5pm to 7pm

Thursday, 2nd April 2020 - 5pm to 7pm {Moulton Campus only}

Saturday, 25th April 2020 - 8:30am to 12pm

Saturday, 27th June 2020 - 8:30am to 12pm



Weds, 5th February 2020 between 6:30pm and 9pm. 

Do you want to know more about apprenticeships and what's on offer at BMW Plant Hams Hall, near Birmingham? Join us at our Apprenticeship Open Evening where you'll have the chance to talk to apprentices, managers and recruiters about the apprenticeship opportunities. Find out more and register at

MAR 27

The National Apprenticeship Event and Conference


Attend FREE
The National Apprenticeship Event & Conference is designed to inspire future apprentices and is aimed at candidates aged 14 and older.

Quality advice, guidance and support are vital to ensure young people are inspired by the prospect of an apprenticeship. The event will feature a host of employers and training providers on hand to talk to people face-to-face about apprenticeship opportunities in the Midlands.

‘An apprenticeship can take you anywhere’.

An iconic venue in the UK’s most connected city – makes the icc Birmingham in the Midlands a perfect venue for this inspirational event.

Who is the event for?
Teachers, Careers Advisers,School Leavers, Students, Parents, Carers, Families and Individuals – you are all welcome to come along, free of charge to the event.

Being part of this event will enable your business to :- the three main benefits of exhibiting with us are:

Target school leavers who are looking at apprenticeships as a post school option immediately or in the next school year.
Your business will showcased in front of key decision makers such as parents and carers.
Increases your business brand and commitment to apprenticeships at the Midland’s largest event.

The ICC - Birmingham

Broad St


B1 2EA



Taking place at Coventry University as an engineering event.  Times TBC.





CYBER WELD LTD - Robotics Engineer {Repair and Service} Apprentice

This role will involve the service and repair of robotics systems. The candidate will need to have a bias towards electrical/electronic engineering. The role will involve the refurbishment and repair of robots in our used robotics department, including fault finding, servicing testing and occasional mechanical work. 

To find out more about this role, please visit


BMW - Hams Hall Recruitment of Apprentices

BMW are offering Level 3 and Level 6 apprenticeships in Engineering and Manufacturing. For more information, please visit www.bmwgroupjobs/uk and search under opportunities and apprentice. Closing date for these vacancies is 28th February 2020. Also, as per the Open Event section above, there is also an Open Event for apprenticeships at BMW on 5th February 2020 between 6:30pm and 9pm.  


NATIONAL GRID PLC - Advanced Gas Engineering Apprenticeships 

You’ll join our Gas Transmission Operations team at one of our gas operational sites around the country. By maintaining the pipelines, compressors or gas turbines, you’ll ensure the safe, secure and reliable operation of our gas network. You’ll also help bring about the necessary changes to enable new sources of gas to enter the UK.  To find out more about this role and to apply, please visit


SIEMENS - Engineering Apprenticeships 

At Siemens we drive innovation, develop new technologies, apply cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. This allows us to deliver the most advanced gas turbines that will set new standards in terms of efficiency, reliability and emission reduction. We need innovative and ambitious individuals to explore the varied, exciting areas of our business.


There are 2 vacancies available which are Apprentice Field Service Engineering Level 3 and Apprentice Engineering Level 3. 


The deadline for these vacancies is 9th February 2020. To apply, please visit,Warwickshire,United%20Kingdom&lang=en-GB


BRITVIC - The Britvic Engineering Apprenticeship Program

This will include a mix of college based learning and real "hands on" experience which will contribute to working towards achieving the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard which will lead to a rewarding career in engineering.  You must have 5 GCSE grades 4-9 or equivalent in English, Maths and a Science subject. You must have good problem solving skills, an eagerness to learn and be ready to explain why you think you are the ideal candidate for the program!  


To apply, please visit


HAYS TRAVEL - LEVEL 3 Travel Consultant Apprenticeship

Hays Travel apprenticeships are an exciting and credible alternative to other educational routes, where you will still continue your studies working towards a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme. Alongside valuable on-the job experience, you’ll also get a salary at the end of every month! To apply, please visit


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


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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