The Academy is committed to the education and development of its pupils from their entry at 11 until their departure at 18, and sees careers education and guidance as the responsibility of all teachers. As such we aim to provide a wide range of experiences, support and guidance to help them through their decisions and into their future.

Due to our shared vision, “To create confident, ambitious and resilient individuals, prepared for life”, We are always looking to engage with local businesses to improve the support we can offer to our students to fulfil their potential. Please do contact our careers leader, Mr M Jensen, if you can offer assistance.

We monitor the impact of our careers programme by tracking student destinations at key transition stages. Our monitoring informs the development of our careers programme.

The careers leader for KESH Academy is Mr M Jensen: or 0121 464 4428

We use Start to support or careers education in the academy and each student is provided a login. Start is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start includes:

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work. Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

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Careers Websites

There are many websites available which provide information about careers. Some are directly related to particular industries and others are less specific. However you may wish to use some of the following to explore some of the options which are available to you.

If you would like to find out more about what career areas you would be suited to you can try answering the questions in this test and then researching the options that are shared with you.

Below you will find number of useful websites to explore. Some also include information about pay and promotion prospects (LMI).

Many of our students are interested in medical careers, but it is worth remembering that the National Health Service requires a range of professional staff as well as the doctors, nurses and pharmacists. These websites give you information about some of these other roles.

The following organisations run activities to support STEM careers

We have our very own site on SharePoint (intranet) providing students a one stop place to find out about their options, events and assistance in applications.

If you need help writing a curriculum vitae (CV) and how to look for jobs, then you may find the following website useful.

Apprenticeships have been changed in recent years to offer a much wider range of opportunities than previously. More information can be found in the links below.

Apprenticeships have been changed in recent years to offer a much wider range of opportunities than previously. More information can be found in the links below.


There are a large number or universities, each with their own website and promotional material. Some useful sites to help you complete some research first can be found below.

Not Going To University

If you are not planning to go to university or just looking at your options, the website below provides inspiration for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs.


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