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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


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?

Labour Market Information


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



6th Form Open Evenings


  • Lawrence Sheriff 6th Form - Wednesday, 16th October 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm


  • Princethorpe College 6th Form - Wednesday, 16th October 2019 from 6:30pm - 9pm 


  • Bilton 6th Form - Thursday, 24th October 2019 - Time TBC


  • Rugby High School 6th Form - Wednesday, 6th November 2019 from 6:15pm to 8:45pm


  • Ashlawn 6th Form - Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Time TBC


Warwickshire College Group {WCG} Open Events - This is an opportunity to allow students to visit the college before they are thinking of applying. 


Autumn Term

Monday, 11th November 2019 - 5:30pm - 8pm - Warwick Trident College

Tuesday, 12th November 2019 - 5:30pm - 8pm - Royal Leamington Spa College

Wednesday, 13th November 2019 - 5:30pm - 8pm - Rugby College

Saturday, 16th November 2019 - 10am - 1pm - Moreton Morrell College

Tuesday, 19th November 2019 - 5:30pm - 8pm - Malvern Hills College

Thursday, 21st November 2019 - 5:30pm - 8pm - Evesham College

Saturday, 23rd November 2019 - 10am - 1pm - Pershore College


Warwickshire College Group {WCG} Applicant Events - This is following the student applying for a course where they are invited in and get to meet the tutors face to face. 


Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 - Warwick Trident and Moreton Morrell

Wednesday, 4th December 2019 - Rugby and Evesham

Thursday, 5th December 2019 - Leamington

Wednesday, 11th December 2019 - Malvern Hills

Thursday, 12th December 2019 - Pershore

Tuesday, 7th January 2020 - Warwick Trident, Moreton Morell and Malvern Hills

Wednesday, 8th January 2020 - Rugby and Evesham

Thursday, 9th January 2020 - Leamington and Pershore


SEP 27

Birmingham Careers Fair


Are you looking for a Career? 
Looking for the right career can often be time-consuming and frustrating. The Birmingham Careers Fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place.
Why attend?
• Variety
There will be a wide variety of different organisations attending, alongside a wide variety of roles being offered.
• Speed
Online applications can be very time consuming – by attending you get to skip this process and directly speak to the organisation!
• Meet Employers Face-to-Face
This gives you the chance to ask as many questions as you like and find out anything you want to know about the company you could potentially be starting a Career with.
No pre-registration is required, you can just turn up on the day – however, you can find out more and register your interest here.
You can find out more regarding The UK Careers Fair by visiting or emailing


OCT 07

Royal Television Midlands Careers Fair 2019



Our second Careers Fair is back this autumn and it will be HUGE!

Join us on Monday 7th October to get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV.

Alongside panel sessions with production teams and talent from the biggest shows and brands, will be practical workshops, CV advice, the opportunity to learn about the different jobs and training schemes that are available and to network with some of the most influential creatives in the business.

It's UNMISSABLE if you have ever thought about working in telly.


Tickets £6-£12



MGTS are hosting an Engineering Apprenticeship Open Event on the above dates. You will be able to see first hand what an Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship can offer you. If you have or are predicted to gain 5 GCSE's to include Maths, English and a Science subject, then please pop along to learn more about an exciting and rewarding career path. 


Drop in anytime between 4pm and 7pm. For more information, please visit or email


OCT 23

Birmingham Engineering & Tech Careers Fair 2019



Ever considered a career in engineering or technology? Looking for some opportunities for when you finish school or college? Or, perhaps you are already in your career and are looking for a change? We also welcome group registrations from schools, colleges and academies.

Our exhibitors will be ready and waiting to tell you all about what it is like to work for them and what you can expect from pursuing a career with them. We will also have some training providers and educational establishments to talk about how they will support you alongside employers.

EqualEngineers connects inclusive employers with diverse talent in engineering and technology.

We want to increase social mobility within the engineering and technology profession. EqualEngineers specifically targets female; ethnic minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+); and disabled engineers, and other underrepresented groups in the profession.

Come along and find out about apprenticeships, placements, internships, graduate and returnship opportunities from engineering and technology employers.

If you are an exhibitor and would like to showcase your opportunities to our audience, email us at

EqualEngineers believes it is time for a focussed effort on diverse talent in engineering and technology and to bring diverse candidates under one roof. Why not also check out opportunities live now at EqualEngineersJobs today.


28-31 October - JLR

The "FurtHERing Futures" Career immersion programme has been designed for talented female STEM GSCE and A-Level students who are interested in JLR's Apprentice, Undergraduate and Graduate programmes and would like to learn more about the opportunities and application process before they apply. The programme will be a mix of empowering talks, interactive sessions and career advice delivered by our passionate female engineers, plus there will be plenty of opportunities to network.  


The next course will take place from Monday, 28th October to Thursday, 31st October 2019 and will be based at the Gaydon Design and Engineering Centre near Warwick. 


Interested students who meet the criteria* for the programme they are interested in can go to for more information or to apply for a place from Wednesday, 4th September. All application forms must be submitted by 4pm on Monday, 30th September. Places will be confirmed on Monday, 7th October. 


* Applicants must have predicted to achieve GCSE grade C+ or 4-9 in Maths and English, accompanied by 3 GCSE's including Science, Engineering or Technology at grade C or 4-9. 


The Skills show 21-23 November NEC Birmingham - NEC, BirminghamUK

"The UK's biggest skills and careers event."
The Skills Show is a 3 day event being held from 21st November to 23rd November 2019 at the NEC Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This event will provide a platform to meet over 130 top local and national employers will be at the Show, including Royal Mail, IBM, BAE Systems, NHS Careers, HS2, Airbus, Barclays and Toyota, offering top jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.


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



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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