Cloughwood Academy Careers department provides support and guidance to students in KS4; providing them with the knowledge to help them develop skills for life and future employment. The department offers a range of learning experiences which enable students to make positive career choices and allowing them to develop a clear post 16 destination path. These include visits to local employers such as Arriva Train Care Centre, Employability and Skills days hosted within the Academy and visits to careers events. Students also learn valuable skills such as how to create a CV, exploring job opportunities, how to fill in application forms and interview techniques.
During year 10 students are given the opportunity to experience a two-week work placement based on their interests and skills. These work placements have been extremely valuable in preparing students for the world of work and many have continued to attend their placement one-day per week during year 11. Work experience allows each student to explore their strengths, consequently enabling them to make more informed post 16 career choices.