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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.  


Harris is a Hub Lead School for Careers


Harris C of E Academy is delighted to have been selected by the Coventry & Warwickshire Careers Hub to represent the Rugby and Warwick district in terms of being a Hub Lead School for careers. 


This means that we are 1 of 6 schools / colleges to act as an ambassador for careers and support others in the area with best practice and project work. 


Harris will work as a Hub Lead School for the academic year of 2020/2021 and very much look forward to the challenge. 


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 advice 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 Careers Hub within the school library. 
  • Access to online tools and resources and a large range of educational and career websites
  • Face to Face support, advice 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 6th form, 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.

Year 11 - please click on the link below to complete a Careers Action Plan to enhance your employability skills.


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! 




What's on in the Careers Calendar? 


From September to December 2020 - Year 11 Careers and Further Education Assemblies including;

w/c 28th September 2020 - Assembly from "King", the Gaming Industry giant.

w/c 5th October 2020 - Medical Mavericks - Searching for roles in the NHS.

w/c 12th October 2020 - Virtual tours with Lawrence Sheriff 6th Form and Rugby Free Secondary School 6th Form.

w/c 19th October 2020 - Warwickshire College Group and Virtual Tour with Moulton College

w/c 2nd November 2020 - Bilton 6th Form Virtual Tour

w/c 9th November 2020 - Rugby High 6th Form Virtual Tour 

w/c 16th November 2020 - WMG Academy Virtual Tour and presentation  

w/c 23rd November 2020 - Allied Health Professions {AHP} presentation

w/c 30th November 2020 - Ashlawn 6th Form presentation from Head of 6th Form.

2nd December 2020 - Q&A session with Rugby High 6th Form for those students who wish to attend. 


From September to December 2020 - Year 11 Careers Meetings for those students who may need additional support.


September 2020 - Commence the individual Careers Meetings for all year 10 students. 


8th and 9th December 2020 - Year 11 Mock Interviews with professionals. 




February 2021 - Big Yellow Apprenticeship Bus.


1st March to 5th March 2021 - National Careers Week including;

Annual Careers Fair on 3rd March 2021.




April 2021 - Completion of all Year 10 Careers Meetings.


24th May to 28th May 2021 - Year 10 Work Experience.


28th June to 2nd July 2021 - Year 11 Work Experience.


Further events to be confirmed such as, Year 7 Careers Detective Workshop and Inspirational Women's Week.




During this section, please find a selection of pre-recorded videos from different companies and industries, to tell you more about life within specific roles and sectors. This page will be updated as and when we receive them at Harris, so keep your eyes peeled for more!


VIVARAIL - Train Manufacturers





6th Forms


Bilton 6th Form - The virtual open event is now live and applications are now open! Please watch the event via and click the very big orange 'click here to join' tab on the homepage.


Lawrence Sheriff 6th Form - Please see the virtual tour via the link below. Applications are now open!


Rugby Free Secondary 6th Form -  Please see the virtual tour via the link below and for details on the application process!


Rugby High 6th Form - If you are interested in the virtual open event with RH6, please ensure that you register for the event via which will take place on 11th November 2020.  RH6 are also holding a live Q&A session with the Head of RH6, Head Teacher and members of the Senior Student Leadership Team.  The event is on Wednesday 11th November 7pm - 8pm.  To register for this session, please view the following link for details;


Ashlawn 6th Form -  Ashlawn 6th form are opening their virtual tours and application process from Thursday, 26th November 2020. Please visit to view the tour and find our more information about life at Ashlawn. In the meantime, please also view the following presentation from the Head of Ashlawn 


Other Events

Medical Work Experience opportunity - This is for year 10 and 11 students who are interested in a medical career. The work experience days take place on every 3rd Saturday of the month, starting from 17th October 2020. You can still register via


ACCESS VFX Virtual Events

Are you interested in VFX, animation or games? If so, there are a wide range of virtual events outlining numerous career events throughout November. Simply visit the following link to register;


Free Medical School Interview Webinar by i-medics

For any year 11+ students who are interested in a career in the Medical Industry, I-Medics are running a free medical school interview preparation online zoom webinar on Sun, December 6, 2020 from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 You can sign up for this free event on the link below.



CMS LAW Virtual Event 

CMS Early Talent Team are running to promote the various school and college leaver opportunities that they offer. As a reminder, CMS are a global top 10 law firm with offices in London, Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield and Scotland.

The first is entitled School/College Leaver Insight Evening: Opportunities in Law and will be hosted virtually on Monday 7 December, 17:00-18:15.
The event is open to students, their parents/carers and career advisors (or school staff) who would like to learn more about the following opportunities and a career in law:
  • Work Experience (PRIME) – a week of employability skills, on-the-job shadowing and networking opportunities
  • Law Scholarship – a £2500 grant for every year of your degree, mentoring and an internship
  • Solicitor Apprenticeship – Have your Law degree paid for by us, earn a salary and qualify as a solicitor within six years


To register, please click on the following link;


Pershore College: Tuesday 24 November | 5.30pm-8pm

Malvern Hills College: Tuesday 24 November | 5.30pm-7.30pm


We are delighted to announce InvestIN's very first careers evening for parents.

Parents can register now to gain insider knowledge from top recruitment experts on how to guide their children towards a successful career. The event is free-of-charge and for parents of students aged 12-18. To register, please visit the following link;



E.ON have just opened up a fantastic new opportunity for a Developer Tribe Apprenticeship  Some key points you’ll want to know:

•  The Apprenticeship itself will earn £14,420 a year starting salary with an opportunity to progress to £17,510.

•  Not only will you be gaining valuable experience with a leading energy company, you will work towards achieving a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard, equivalent to 2 "A" Levels. This in turn could lead to a full time

•  It will last a minimum of 15 months and will see you based in our Coventry Office.

 For those who complete the Apprenticeship there will be an opportunity to take up a permanent, full time role within E.ON, with the additional opportunity to carry on studying for more qualifications whilst earning a very competitive salary.

If you’re interested in finding out more information please visit our Careers page -


MGTS - Centre of excellence for the provision of engineering apprenticeships

MGTS are recruiting for Engineering Apprentices for their September 2021 intake. Applications will open from Monday, 26th October 2020. 


MGTS would love to hear from you if you have or are predicted to gain 5 x GCSEs (or equivalent). Grades must be A*-C / 9-5 for Maths and A*-C / 9-4 for English, a Science and two other subjects or if you have completed AS, A Levels or BTEC National in Engineering and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career. 


Please visit for more information and to apply.



RAF Recruitment


A career in the Royal Air Force will provide you with a whole host of possibilities. You will receive world class training, allowing you to learn and develop throughout your career. The Royal Air Force performs a wide range of duties to serve and protect the UK and the world. We provide all personnel with a varied range of training and activities to make sure you're ready for anything.
A career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working out together what makes you valuable, productive and happy.
From the chefs to the jet pilots they send out on full stomachs, the RAF is full of ordinary folks, just like you, who came to us, often with nothing more than a desire to lead a less ordinary existence.
The Royal Air Force provides countless unique opportunities for young people. Allowing you to have the perfect work life balance, between the RAF and home. Between work, travel and sport, no two days will be the same.
Join the Royal Air Force and you will get much more than just a job – you’ll have opportunities that no other employer can hope to match. From worldwide travels to lifelong friendships, life in the RAF is a unique experience.

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