Student Enterprise, Careers and Post-16 Options

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Ormiston Denes Academy values the importance of careers education and guidance that prepares students for challenges in the future. An effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme helps prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It can contribute to achievement and inclusion by raising aspirations, increasing motivation, challenging stereotypes and enabling young people to make realistic and informed choices about their futures.

At Ormiston Denes Academy we employ a specialist expert to deliver impartial Careers Education, Information and Guidance.  We work closely with an organisation with a great deal of experience and expertise in this field.  They are called All Together.  Our All Together Guidance Professional, delivers Independent Careers Guidance in line with the statutory duty on all schools.

Mixing traditional, friendly and robust guidance with employer engagement expertise across education and employment spaces, she brings Ormiston Denes Academy and employers together to create an enriched matrix of careers education both in and outside of school.

Our guidance professional supports the development and facilitation of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance across all year groups, including information on traineeships and  and apprenticeships for young people.  Carole Budgen can be contacted via

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Careers Office

Students are welcome to use a wide variety of careers and online resources to help them with planning their future careers. Students can drop in to speak to our guidance professional at break or lunchtime Monday to Thursday. Parents can make an appointment as required.

Students and parents can drop in to speak to our guidance professional about applications.

Careers Education helps young people develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to make well informed choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work.

Information, Advice and Guidance covers a range of personalised activities and interventions that help young people to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their progression through learning and work.

CEIAG at Ormiston Denes Academy includes a programme of careers education supported by personalised information, advice and guidance. Together we will equip young people with the knowledge and skills that they need to make well-informed and realistic choices about their own progression through learning and work.


Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential.  It will be integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers.  The programme will promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, in the best interests of the students to whom it is given.

Specifically, students at Ormiston Denes Academy are entitled to receive:

  • Clear information, advice and guidance about all options available
  • Help to decide what to do when they finish their course/education, including further learning, training or employment
  • A programme of CEIAG which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that affect their learning
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work

Online Careers Advice Resources

  Kudos will give you all the information you need to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training you can do to reach your career destination.

If you are unsure of what careers you might be interested in, Kudos can give ideas based on what you like and dislike. You can also discover what careers your subjects can lead to.

Packed with information on what employers are looking for, what you can earn and what qualifications you’ll need, Kudos is your passport to exploring your future.

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Moving On magazine, jam-packed with careers and qualification information

Suffolk Work & Skills 2017

Norfolk Work & Skills 2017

Careersworld Magazine

Getting Started:

Thinking about Careers in Year 9 and above, Student Guide – 2016-01-04 (20146) Getting Started 2015-16 20pp LR.pdf

Parents Newsletter: 2016-01-04 (20147) Starting out 2015-2016 Gold LR

Options after Year 11:

17026 Year 11 OPTIONS – Parents 6pp DL R3 LR

What is an apprenticeship?

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An apprenticeship is a skilled job with training. Every apprentice is guaranteed a minimum wage linked to their age. They’re available at all academic levels – whether you’re leaving school without GCSEs or completing your A-levels. There are apprenticeships in industries like engineering, health and accountancy – plus a host of careers you’d never think of. And 9 in 10 apprentices stay in work after completing their course.

Higher apprenticeships

higher apprenticeships is your ticket to a high-skilled job. You’ll usually need at least 2 A-levels to start one, and you’ll come out with qualifications equivalent to a foundation degree or higher – with any tuition fees paid by your employer! Higher apprentices can earn between £300-500 per week (although you may start lower). You could train to be a solicitor or a lab scientist, and even learn how to design sweets with a confectionery apprenticeship!

Degree apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships guarantee you a university degree, as well as on-the-job training for a high-skilled job. You’ll spend 30 hours a week learning from experienced colleagues at work, and the equivalent of one day studying towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree at uni or college. It gives you the kudos and academic grounding of a degree along with sought-after employability skills employers say graduates don’t have. And 8 out of 10 parents think it’s better than an Oxbridge degree!

Should I apply for an apprenticeship or university?

Today, apprenticeships offer a route into high-skilled jobs that you had to go to uni to train for in the past. If you know what career path you want to follow, an apprenticeship could get you there without the fees – while enabling you to develop employability skills too. University is essential for certain careers and great for those with passionate academic interests. Carefully consider the pros and cons of both university and apprenticeships before making your decision.


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Financial support for students post 16

Lowestoft Sixth Form College

East Coast College
Easton and Otley College
City College Norwich

Post 16 Education Providers:

(Please note this list does not include all available providers)
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All Year 11 students have applied to college and we wish them the best of luck in their exams.

NEED HELP, INFORMATION OR GUIDANCE? Then come along and see Mrs Budgen in her office off the Entrance Hall, or email