MAT Careers Education

 

‘Your Future MATters’

We aim to create successful futures for all our young people so they can sustain employment and experience personal and economic success throughout their working lives.

Our vision is for every young person to be ambitious, develop skills and achieve qualifications to fulfil their potential within the world of work.

All students who attend a Midland Academies Trust school have an entitlement to a Careers Education Information and Guidance programme within their school that enables and supports routes to their chosen career and embeds the concept of lifelong learning and transferable skills. This will enable them to access opportunities, develop their entrepreneurial skills and in doing so increase their employability whilst knowing the wide range of Post 16 opportunities available to them.

We believe every student should be inspired to achieve a successful future and that our CEIAG will support them in securing positive destinations.

All our students have access to our Careers programme, but we also recognise that some students will need more support and guidance than others to help them make aspirational and appropriate career choices. We deliver guidance through structured 1:1 sessions, through the PSHE curriculum and through direct events appropriate to the different age groups. 

We have a Careers and Employability Manager who works across the Midland Academies Trust and has key responsibilities which ensure all our students receive a comprehensive programme of CEIAG.

The Careers programme in all our schools involves career sessions, career guidance activities( group and individual interviews) information and research and regular contact with external providers through events such as ‘Your Future MATters’ which brings together a wide range of employers, apprenticeship providers, FE Colleges and Universities annually. We link with our Local Enterprise Partnership to secure employer engagement and activities designed to encourage young people to find out and know more about local and national opportunities. 

We welcome feedback on all our careers programme of events from students, teachers, employers and parents/carers. If you have comments or feedback please email: claire.cooke@midlandat.co.uk or debbie.partridge@midlandat.co.uk

Your involvement is important as we continue to develop and improve our careers offer.

We encourage the use of ICT to find out careers information and use eClips with students enabling them to search independently in and out of school career related information.

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