Year 11 students are encouraged to contact their form tutor to book a 1-2-1 career guidance interview with the school's Careers Advisor - Mr S. McArdle RCDP

Email: s.mcardle@theacademycarlton.org

Mr McArdle holds the Level 6 Qualification in Career Guidance Development (QCD).  This is a high quality, nationally recognised professional qualification and is the sector’s standard for career development professionals.  As a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI), he works in accordance to the CDI’s Code of Ethics.  

Please find below a range of useful resourses to support your careers realted learning as well information for parents/carers.  

Career Advice and Labour Market Information:

Labour Market Information –

LMI Widget - http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/

Career Advice –

Career Sectors: https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-sectors

National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Job Profiles: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Job Descriptions: https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions

Find a course: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/course-directory/home

National Career Service Web Chat: https://cxdirect.serco.com/visitor/EntryPage.htm

Choosing a Career: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/choosing-your-career

Skills Health Check: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/skills-health-check/home     



Skills Development Opportunities and Experiences –

National Citizen Service (NCS): https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

Duke of Edinburgh Award (DoE): https://www.dofe.org/

 Work Experience:


School Leaver CV:



Post 16 and Post 18 Options:

Choosing A Levels: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/a-level-choices/315491-what-a-level-subjects-should-i-take

Apprenticeships –

To search and apply for apprenticeships: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch

Apprenticeship Resources: https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Get In Go Far: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

Amazing Apprenticeships: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

Apprenticeship Vacancies: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/

Apprenticeship Resources: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/

Degree Apprenticeships: https://www.ucas.com/alternatives/apprenticeships/apprenticeships-england/what-apprenticeships-are-available/degree-apprenticeships

Traineeships –

Traineeships: https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

Get In Go Far – https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/traineeships

University –

Choosing Degree Course: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/degree-subject-guides

Choosing University: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/choices-about-uni 

University Open Days: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/choices-about-uni/313867-how-to-make-the-most-of-university-open-days

Applying For University: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/applying-for-uni

UCAS: https://www.ucas.com/

Personal Statements: http://purepotential.org/

Student Finance: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Alternatives –

Sponsored Degrees etc.:  https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/work-v-uni/20-alternatives-to-university-after-a-levels-highers-or-the-ib

Gap Year: https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/gap-years/180-how-to-have-a-well-planned-gap-year


Parents and Carers Section:

Get In Go Far: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/parents

Parent resources for apprenticeship can be found: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/

Student Loans: https://www.slc.co.uk/students-and-customers/parents-and-partners-of-students.aspx

Student Loan Repayments: https://www.slc.co.uk/students-and-customers/loan-repayment.aspx

                        Tuition Fees and Funding: https://targetcareers.co.uk/uni/choices-about-uni/50-university-tuition-fees-and-funding




Year 11 Interview Practice

On Monday 14th October 2019, year 11 students had the opportunity to experience an interview with volunteers from a variety of local businesses.  In preparation for this, on ECO day (1st October) year 11 students undertook CV workshops and received guidance and support on interview techniques. 

James Pickering, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Network Marketing said “I have been very impressed with the interview performances today.  The students have been good at communicating their unique skill sets which shows great self-awareness, something which is hard to master.  I’m looking forward to support this event again next year, it’s been really rewarding for me to give something back today.”

On behalf of our students, we thank our partners from businesses in the local community for supporting this event and helping our students to develop crucial employability skills for their futures. Stephen McArdle - Careers Advisor

Peter Hudson, British Army (Former Officer)

James Pickering, Network Marketing (Senior Recruitment Consultant)

Emma Fletcher, Department for Education (Project Manager)

Scott Burt, Association for Project Management (Project Director)

Imran Kassam, Source BioScience (Financial Controller)

Mike Bentley, Self Employed (HR Learning and Development Consultant)

Bronia Smith-Wilson Derby City Council (Facilities and Compliance Manager)

Kerry Murphy CIPD (HR Generalist)

Tom Green, The Supply Register Ltd (Partnership Manager)

Wayne Pickering, Ladbrookes Coral (HR Shared Services Coordinator)

Eliot Burrows, Rolls Royce (Manufacturing Engineering Commodity Lead)

Lauren Tatham-Welsh, Rolls Royce (Associate Project Manager)

Helen Brady Scott, Self Employed (Executive Coach and Management Consultant)

Andrew Whitaker, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (Finance Manager)

Jackie Wilson, Self Employed (Empower Education and Emotions Toolkit)

Emma Laws, The Open University (Senior Employer Engagement Manager)

Helen Caldwell, Nottinghamshire Healthcare (Physiotherapist)

Lauren Tatham-Welsh, Rolls Royce (Associate Project Manager)

Rachel Armitage, Loughborough University (Doctoral Researcher)

Dennis Simms, Education Consultant and Leadership Coach


Eliot and Lauren from Rolls Royce interviewing students