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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.  



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


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.




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.


LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION {LMI} including job roles, salaries etc.




Moulton College - Virtual Open Day - Saturday, 26th September 2020

This event is for year 10 and year 11 students. To register for this event, please visit 


Newman University - Birmingham Virtual Engagement Events


  • 21st September 2020 from 5pm - 6pm - How to make a successful UCAS application 
  • 22nd September 2020 from 5pm to 6pm - Routes into Teaching
  • 24th September 2020 from 5pm to 6pm - Student Finance
  • 28th September 2020 from 1pm to 2pm - How to Write an Effective Personal Statement
  • 29th September 2020 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm - Introduction to Higher Education {HE} 


Warwickshire College Group Open Events for current year 11 students - 


  • 10th November 2020 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Royal Leamington Spa College
  • 12th November 2020 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Warwick Trident College
  • 14th November 2020 from 10am to 2pm at Moreton Morrell College
  • 17th November 2020 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Rugby College



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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