Queen Elizabeth’s Academy offers students a comprehensive programme of activities geared around taking the transition into further education and training, apprenticeships and employment.

These activities are designed to inform, inspire and motivate each individual, prepare them for work and understand where different education and training courses could take them in the future. We are supported in our careers programme by members of the local business community.

The academy offers work experience to all year 10 students. Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to offer traditional work placements, however we are hoping to re-instate these for the new academic year as the restrictions are eased. Virtual work experience opportunities have been shared with all year 10 via their teams page and on the careers latest notice board at the academy.

We are launching a focused careers programme with regular tutor sessions using Unifrog, which is a powerful careers resource allowing pupils to learn about different careers, where their favourite subjects could lead them, search up to date apprenticeship vacancies and much more. Unifrog can be accessed via the internet allowing students to share their careers journey with their parents.

Our provision is focused to offer career activities tailored to the individual needs of our students. To that end, all students in year 9 and 10 complete a careers questionnaire to help us match the right activity to each student. In addition all year 10 will receive a 1:1 careers guidance meeting.

Our whole academy offer includes:
• interview skills workshop;
• CV workshops; and
• exploring next destinations including college, 6th form and apprenticeships.

New for 2021 is a careers hub where students can seek further inspiration and guidance from our careers team or complete further independent research using Unifrog.

Please find our careers provision map below:

Careers provision map 2021-22

Careers contact

For more information about the careers support and opportunities offered at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, please contact Miss Jones at careers@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk

Careers resources

There is a lot of careers information out there, and it can be hard to know what to focus on. We’ve pulled together some of the best resources to help support you going forward in your career choices.

Vision West Nottinghamshire College careers information

These resources have been created by Vision West Nottinghamshire College in partnership with DANCOP, to help support you going forward in your career choices. There is a document of sessions broken down into year groups, but you can access other sessions if relevant. We would strongly advise our year 11s to look at both the year 11 and year 12 resources.

Online programme of activities

Suggested session plans

Online parent activity menu