Gary Mulcahy, Assistant Headteacher
Tel: 01134872800 ext: 2145
At Cockburn John Charles Academy all students receive a range of careers information through their form time activities, PSHCE / Citizenship lesson and assemblies. This may include online career searches to find out about different career opportunities to employer talks, employees individual accounts on their career journey, information on Apprenticeships and information regarding students’ next phase of their education from Colleges and Universities. Many specific careers based events or activities are organised either in school or off site.
The Careers team is made up of PSHCE / Citizenship teachers, a member of the CSG team, a full time independent careers guidance officer, the careers lead and a representative from Go Higher West Yorkshire and National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).
Our SEND students and those at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) receive careers advice from Year 9. The student meets with the Independent Careers Adviser and a careers action plan is made to support their continuing journey on to college employment, education or training.
Students can also access the Careers Library in the school library to research different career opportunities, colleges and universities.
During Year 11 each student will receive at least one 30 minute careers meeting with the Independent Careers Adviser where advice and guidance is given to help the student decide on a course and college to continue their journey in education. During Citizenship lessons students work on their UCAS college applications. Students are able to request further careers meetings if needed or drop in to see the Careers adviser at break, lunchtime or after school on a Thursday or Friday. The Guidance, Aspirations & Wellbeing Coordination is available Monday to Friday to support students with any issues or concerns.
The NCOP representative is available Monday to Friday to support students with any educational concerns, support Summer School applications and give advice on moving on to College or University.
See below for useful websites giving a wealth of information on Careers and students’ next steps in education.
If you would like to support Cockburn John Charles Academy students with their career aspirations through offering a work experience placement, giving a talk on your area of expertise or advertise apprenticeships available to young people then please read our Provider Access Policy which details how to contact us.
Cockburn John Charles Academy is a partner school of The Gorse Academies Trust and is proud to recommend Elliott Hudson College to our students wishing to study A-Level qualifications in Year 12 and Year 13. Web-links to other Post 16 providers can be found below.
|General Careers Advice and Information|
|Leeds Pathways||Job and employment sector information|
|Careers Y and H||Information from across the region|
|Success At School||Career zones to find out about different jobs|
|I Could||Video clips giving information on different jobs / careers|
|Career Pilot||A tool to compare jobs / salaries|
|Careers Advice and Information for Specific Sectors|
|Health Careers Nhs|
|Skills For Care|
|Science Career Pathways|
|Careers in Business|
|Careers Matching Tests|
|My Career Spring Board|
|Your Free Career Test|
|Leeds City College Emsi Career Coach|
|Local Colleges – Check out their website and open events|
|Leeds City College|
|Elliott Hudson College|
|Wood Kirk Academy|
|White Rose Beauty Colleges|
|GOV Apprenticeship||First place to find information|
|Not Going To Uni|
|Leeds Pathways||Upload your CV onto the Apprenticeship Hub|
|Leeds City College Apprenticeships|
|Pathway 2 Pro|
|Leeds United Academy|
|Learn a Living|
|Alternatives to Further or Higher Education|
|Not Going To Uni|
|Best Course 4 Me||compares university courses, including student satisfaction ratings,|
|graduate salaries and employment, tuition fees|
|and financial support, and cost of accommodation.|