Careers Advice

The careers education and guidance programme at Outwood Academy Adwick seeks to positively support students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

The careers lead at the Academy is Mr N Copsey who can be contacted by email ( or by telephone on 01302 722237.

We are currently working with an external provider:

CareersInc is an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service who will support you to aim high in your career goals and aspirations.

Students at Outwood Academy Adwick are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • is personal to students and always puts students interests first
  • motivates and inspires students to consider all opportunities both within and outside Outwood Academy Adwick
  • helps students to gain the skills they need to make their career ambitions a reality
  • provides the support students need to be successful
  • helps students access any additional support they might need
  • is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and
    understanding of career pathways and local labour market information
  • protects and respects students personal information and shares it only with their consent

Together with staff from CareersInc we will support the career development in a number of ways including:

  • information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help students make decisions about your future
  • activities and events such as careers fairs
  • access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, guided pathway planning and results days
  • careers information and IT based careers programmes
  • information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites

Students can access careers information in many ways at Outwood Academy Adwick including:

  • Attending an interview in the careers room located next to the Student Information Desk (these can be booked through learning managers)
  • Drop in sessions with Career Inc are every Tuesday during breaks, lunch and at 2.30pm
  • The use of careers software CASCAID which is available to all students
  • Completing a careers question card which will then be answered by Careers Inc staff
  • Dedicated VMG careers ambassadors
  • Careers takes over the curriculum, coming soon.

The academy has been re-accredited with The National Quality Standard for Careers Education, Formation, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) on June 26th 2018. This will next be reviewed in June 2021.

We review the success of out careers programme by looking at the destinations of our exiting Year 11 and Year 13 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).

The careers information on this website will next be reviewed In November 2018.

For more information visit the Careers Inc website...

Alternatively visit the National Careers Website...

For more information relating to provider access, please see our Provider Access Policy by clicking here...


Please click below to view the Careers Plan 2018-19 (Gatsby Benchmark 1 – Stable Careers Programme)