Careers Guidance


Mrs J Walkden – Careers Coordinator                      Mr P Longman – Careers Lead

The careers education information and guidance provision (CEIAG) is an essential part of the Orchard Mead Academy curriculum.  It prepares students for the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of adult and working life.

The main objectives of the CEIAG programme are to raise the student’s career aspirations and provide them with this skills and knowledge to achieve these aspirations.

LLEP – 10 ways to achieve careers education at home

Student entitlement to careers education includes

  • Individual guidance from our Careers Advisors
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training, Apprenticeship and Employment
  • Opportunity for career and job exploration through links to the school curriculum and independent learning
  • Support and guidance throughout the college application process

Please use the below link to access further information.

An outline of our Careers Programme – Years 7 to 11

Apprenticeships Information

[email protected] – How to Search & Apply

School leaver Destinations – 2018

School Leaver Destinations 2019

Gatsby Bench Mark Results – 2018

Students and Parents

You can make an appointment with Jenny Walkden to discuss career options, applications for courses, and training as well as to discuss the implications of choices.

Telephone:  0116 241 3371 x 845

Are you an employer, education or training provider who would like to add to one of our events or help us with our careers work?

We have a number of events in our careers program which would offer you an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.

These include assemblies, careers evenings, input in lessons and drop in sessions at lunch time and after school. We welcome all offers and would love to hear from you.

Our aim is to ensure that our students have up to date information on the full range opportunities available at you establishment and understand what they need to do to achieve their career goals.

What we can offer youYou can help us by:
Access to students who may be part of your future workforceRaising the aspirations of our students
Raise your profile to the next generation of learners / employeesMaking students aware of the range of opportunities available to them
Young minds to help solve your business problemsEncouraging students to thinking beyond Yr11
Students who will make well informed choices and have the necessary employability skills to take then into the world of workHelping students to understand the world of work and build employability skills
Students to undertake live briefs (market research)Supporting us by being part of our Yr11 mock  interview panel
Give you the opportunity to contribute to the your wider communityWorking with groups of students (big / small)
Supporting with CV writing workshops
Mentoring Students
Hosting experience days


Procedure: A provider wishing to request access should contact Jenny Walkden, our Careers and Progression Coordinator

Telephone:  0116 241 3371 x 845

To read our Provider Access Policy Statement and our Safeguarding Policy please see our Polices Page


Useful Links

 UCAS Requirements                        Prospects                                            NHS Careers


Which University?                          Apprenticeships Information             National Careers Service

Connexions Leicester City

Colleges Links

WQE                                                  Gateway College                         Leicester College

Beauchamp College                              Regent College               City of Leicester College

Loughborough College             South Leicestershire College     Brooksby Melton College


The information published on this page will be reviewed in October 2019

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