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I am the Careers Advisor at The Hereford Academy.

Anything I can help you with please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Tel: (01432) 373570 Ext 142

Mrs Davies




The Hereford Academy has fun-filled careers programme in place and all of our students participate in a lot of career based learning, events and activities throughout their time at the Academy.  However, sometimes it is easy to forget what we may do, as some careers related learning may not be easily related to ‘Careers’.  Therefore, here is a poster to remind ourselves of all the fantastic things that we do !



√ Career based Assemblies aimed at all year groups, but one a week during the autumn term for year 11 students.

√ Regular visitors coming in – This could be in the subject classes to embed careers into the lessons (eg STEM) or to carry out career based workshops.

√ Work Related Learning in PHSE lessons for ALL year groups.  These sessions are taught in an age appropriate manner.

√ Work Experience for year 10 students

√ Mock Interviews for year 11 students

√ School trips : Gloucester, Barry Island, West Midlands Safari Park, Barcelona, Netball World Cup Trip, Science Museum London, Worcester University etc.

√ Specific subject based workshops

√ Option Evenings

Careers Week : 2nd – 6th March 2020 : All students having an opportunity of finding out more about their future options.


√ One-to-One impartial Careers Meetings with the Careers Advisor in Year 10 and   again in Year 11 if required

√ Annual Careers Evening aimed at years 9, 10 and 11 students and their parents


√ Employability Skills Lessons {CV writing, Interview tips etc.}

√ Personal guidance for year 11 students with Careers Advisor, SLT and Heads of Houses

√ Transitional plan for SEN students


Careers - Upcoming Events


  • Wednesday 11th March : Police Cadet Assembly


  • Tuesday 17th March : Trip to Oxford University ; Aim Higher


  • Tuesday 17th March : The Curiosity Museum : A fun, accessible, creative and informative careers programme.  Challenging students career perceptions and elevate aspirations.


  • Hereford & Worcester Group Training Association : Apprentices coming in to give a talk about what it is like to do an apprenticeship.


  • UniFest Summer Schools 2020 application deadline : 27th March 2020


  • Worcester University : Aim higher : 6 week programme.  Opportunity for Year 9 boys


  • Tuesday 12th May University of Birmingham and Aston University trip for Year 9’s.


  • Monday 18th – Friday 22nd May Work Experience week for Year 10’s.


  • Wednesday June 24th : “Speak Out” Challenge which raises aspirations, critical thinking and creates confident speakers.


  • Tuesday 7th July : Three College Open Day for Year 10’s





Development of Careers at THA 2020

Where Can I Find Careers Information?

Who Can I Go To?

Guidance for Post 16

Open Evenings 2019-20


Herefordshire and Ludlow College - 15th May 2020


So we're doing the following two Open Days for Hereford (19th May) and Holme Lacy (21st May): 


The format is a 30 minute webinar, on a selected topic (all outlined on the link) which will consist of between 10-15 minutes video describing the assorted courses in that section, followed by a Live Q&A session where potential applicants can post their questions, and tutors will be online to answer them. 


Herefordshire & Worcestershire Group Training Association:
13th & 18th February, 4.00pm-7.00pm 


Herefordshire & Ludlow College:

Tuesday 12th November 2019, 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 12th March 2020, 4.30pm - 7.00pm


Hereford Sixth Form College:

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 5.00pm-8.00pm


Hereford College of Arts:

College-level Open Day – Saturday 12 October - 10:00am
College-level Open Evening – Monday 11 November - 6:00pm

College-level Open Evening – Tuesday 3 December - 6:00pm

College-level Open Evening – Wednesday 8 January 2020 - 6:00pm

College-level Open Day – Saturday 25 January 2020 - 10:00am

College-level Open Evening – Thursday 13 February 2020 - 6:00pm

College-level Open Evening – Thursday 12 March 2020 - 6:00pm

College-level Open Evening – Tuesday 21 April 2020 - 6:00pm

College-level Open Evening – Thursday 14 May 2020 - 6:00pm

Year 11 Careers Assemblies


A series of assemblies focused on giving Year 11 students the specific careers information they need, starts this week.


These assemblies form part of our overall CEIAG programme and feature presentations from local businesses and educational institutes. These assemblies aim to outline the post 16 opportunities available to students, inspire them to aim high and select from a broad set of options.


They will also prepare students for the next steps they need to take during the course of the year ahead. Presentations will also support the teaching of the PSHCE work-related unit by offering guidance on how to find course information, make applications, the key events to attend as well as giving advice on CV writing and preparing for interviews.


Activity Studio 2.35pm – 3.00pm


Schedule for Autumn Half-term 1


TUES 24th September – Introduction to Year 11 Careers information and next steps [ES]

WEDS 25th September – Hereford and Worcester Group Training (Apprenticeships)

TUES 1st October – Hereford Sixth Form College

WEDS 2nd October – Hereford College of Art


Confirmed for Autumn Half-term 2


WEDS 13th November – Hereford and Ludlow College

WEDS 27th November - Hartpury College 

Useful Websites for Careers Information


  1. This has good, detailed job information sheets on it.  It is accessed by using the school postcode as a login which must be typed in capitals e.g. for Fairfield High School use FAIR0SG. (You can access this in school and at home). Also, information on Option Choices.

  2. This is free to use and has good video clips of people in different industries talking about what their job is really like. You could also try the BUZZ QUIZ to give you ideas.

  3. This is largely aimed at adults but has some good information in their Job Profiles section.

  4. Use this to look for apprenticeship vacancies, both locally and nationally, and apply online. Check application deadlines – apprenticeships are advertised all year round for ages 16-60.

  5. The university application site. This is useful to see the range of degrees on offer and to check ‘entry requirements’ which could impact on ‘A’ level choices.

  6. You can use this to find a wide variety of career opportunities within the National Health Service. 

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