Careers

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

St George’s Academy has an ongoing commitment to ensuring that all our pupils have access to good quality impartial careers advice, thereby ensuring that each pupil has the best possible foundation on which to base their future choices and pathways.

Careers support is provided throughout the whole school and in Life Skills lessons at all Key stages. Each student has access to information in the Careers Centre and in the Library at the Ruskington Campus.

The Careers Office is staffed from 8-4pm Monday to Friday (3.30pm on Friday).
Head of CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance): Sophie Macdonald
Operational Careers Lead: Donna Jarvis
Assistant Head of Sixth Form / UCAS: Jane Webster

If you wish to get in touch, please email Careers Office or ring our direct number 01529 301177.

   

St George's Academy Certificate of Commitment


Destinations Trip for Year 12 2024

July 28th - Sleaford Joint Sixth Form held a Destinations Trip for all Year 12 students. Students could choose from visiting the University of Sheffield, De Montfort University in Leicester or the Showground in Lincoln.

The 70 students attending the Lincoln visit from St George’s Academy, Carre’s Grammar School and Kesteven & Sleaford High School were hosted by Riseholme College staff, Paul Jones from AG&I and Jason Clark from LincHigher. Students took part in several workshops, starting with a general overview of apprenticeships, followed by a mock assessment centre. A Riseholme College campus tour was followed by various talks that students could choose from such as Degree apprenticeships, Engineering, Sport and Animal Care. 

Feedback at the end of the day was overwhelmingly positive with students saying they had learned a lot and would use the information they gained going forward into Year 13 and beyond. 

Students quoted: ‘There is a big difference between university and apprenticeship paths and there are a lot of opportunities available’ and ‘the mock assessment centre taught me a lot about what employers are looking for in an employee’ and ‘it was useful to find out how apprenticeships work and their advantages and the importance of using social media to market myself, particularly LinkedIn’ 
 

Y10 Futures Week 2024

June 3rd-7th - Year 10 Futures Week took place at both campuses with a wide variety of talks and workshops designed to inform and inspire. Students started the week with a session with Luke Staton, a motivational speaker and life coach followed by talks and activities from Sleaford Joint Sixth Form staff about studying their subject and related career paths. We also had outside speakers come in to give an insight into their career path, Lincolnshire Police, Currys, East Midlands Ambulance, the Royal Navy, Access Creative College and the University of Lincoln Law School. Possibly the most challenging activity for students were the Elevator pitches – students were asked to prepare a 3 minute presentation all about themselves – their hobbies, interests, plans and dreams. There were plenty of nerves beforehand but afterwards the vast majority of students said how much they enjoyed it. One of the visitors we invited in to listen to these pitches said ‘The event was a roaring success in my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting such interesting, engaging young people, who were a credit to the school’. Futures Week was a great success with extremely positive feedback from both students and visitors.
 


Careers Education at St George's Academy

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Unifrog Logo
Every St George’s Academy student from Year 7 upwards has access to Unifrog, a careers platform where students can:

  • explore different careers, 
  • find out about their personality and what career would suit them
  • write a CV and UCAS personal statement 
  • find out about universities both in the UK and overseas, colleges and apprenticeships
  • record their careers journey
  • watch webinars on a range of different subjects

Instructions to use Unifrog:

  • To log in, click on the link here
  • Enter your school email address 
  • Click ‘forgotten your password?’ 
  • Set up a new password that you will remember. 
  • Start by completing the Interests profile and the personality profile

Careers Interviews

Careers guidance interviews are provided by Complete Careers but careers staff can assist your child with any questions they might have about their future pathways.