Penrice Careers Plan

Penrice Academy is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers, education, information, advice and guidance for all students in Years 7 -11, in partnership with external agencies.

The Penrice Careers Plan includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities, information and research activities, work-related learning and individual learning activities. Other events and activities are planned and organised throughout the year e.g. Enterprise Day, college and University visits, Employer fairs, “Focus On….” weeks. Careers education is delivered in ‘focus weeks’ by the Tutors as directed by the Career Lead at appropriate points throughout the academic year.

Individual faculties are responsible for organising and incorporating careers into their curriculum with the direction and support from the Careers Leader.Each Year Team and Faculty has a link member of staff and is responsible to the Careers Leader. The SEND Team also has a link member of staff to advise on differentiation and careers needs of the Record of Need (RON) and potential Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) target group.

Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing 14 – 19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.

You can read the full Penrice Careers Plan below by clicking the link below. Further information can also be found in our Careers Information and Guidance Poilicy.

Mr James Hammersley
Assistant Headteacher and Careers Lead

Other Key Personnel
Link Governor – Ian Hocking
Careers Curriculum Lead – April Stevenson
Careers Administrator – Selina Harrison

FE/Training Provider Access

Penrice Academy believes in giving FE, HE and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils at the school. You can view the Provider Access Policy below.

The full Careers Education Policy is also available at the bottom of this page.

Useful Websites

National Careers Service a comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining: the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.

Find an Apprenticeship – the government website listing Apprenticeships in England

Amazing Apprenticeships – a website for anyone wanting to know more about apprenticeships. The website has a search facility for job specific apprenticeships in a particular area.

Career Pilot comprehensive information on the jobs market in the south-west. Contains information on the main employment sectors, including the number of people working in that sector and whether the number is projected to increase or fall. In addition, information on job salaries, relevant subject areas, top employers and types of apprenticeships.

Icould – helpful videos about a wide range of job roles.

Veryan – this is an extremely useful tool when looking for a Work Experience placement. It has a range of occupational sectors to select from, within each sector there is a list of companies who have participated in the scheme. From this you are able to access the type of job, contact details etc.

UCAS – a very helpful website for students thinking of applying to higher education. Also contains valuable information on different options, including apprenticeships.

Bodmin Sixth Form College For all information regarding FE Courses, advice sessions, open days etc.

Callywith College For all information regarding FE  and HE Courses, advice sessions, open days etc.

Cornwall College For all information regarding FE and HE Courses, advice sessions, open days etc.

Truro College For all information regarding FE and HE Courses, advice sessions, open days etc.

Newquay Tretherras Sixth Form For all information regarding courses, advice sessions, open days etc