The Careers curriculum at Cloughwood is designed to ensure your son/daughter is well equipped and confident to gain the best possible employment opportunity when they leave us.

Careers Lead: Stuart Murphy


Cloughwood Academy is committed to meeting the 8 Gatsby benchmarks

  • A stable career programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Labour Market Information (LMI) is an important tool that helps students and parents/carers research jobs and opportunities in the local area. The tool also allows students to match their current skillset with job opportunities in the local area.

Please follow the link to access the tool


Work experience.

As part of the Year 11 Futures programme pupils may choose to participate in work experience one day a week which is tailored to their interests and current skillset. Similarly, in Year 12 students will undertake further work experience opportunities to enable to prepare them for the world of work.

Useful websites:
Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
General careers guidance and information.

A website to support searching for local apprenticeships across all levels.