Bruntcliffe Academy aim to guide and inspire students as they plan for the next stage in their lives by:

  • Providing opportunities for students to develop career management and employability skills
  • Working with Parents/Carers to ensure they are informed of the opportunities and options available to their children
  • Equipping students with knowledge, skills and attributes to make informed decisions through a relevant and up to date Careers Programme
  • Access to local and national Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Supporting students with personalised information, advice and guidance about careers and the world of work
  • Building strong links with employers and other training providers

Inspiring students to consider ambitious options to achieve their full potential

Destinations Summary 2017-2018
Bruntcliffe 2018 Destinations Report
Providers Access Policy
CIAG Policy

Mrs Josie Bentley
Careers Advisor
0113 2523 225

Mrs Claire Fowler
Assistant Principal

Careers within the Curriculum

Careers is embed through our curriculum delivering modules of career based lessons. The module ensures students are equipped and confident to make the choices that become available to them during the different stages of their secondary education.

Careers Resources

Students are encouraged to access an extensive range of careers related information and helpful websites on the school VLE.  All students have access to the on-line careers ‘Fast Tomato’ programme.  Furthermore, information, job vacancies, college open evenings, and apprenticeship opportunities are all displayed on the careers notice boards, these are regularly updated.

Careers Events

  • Careers Fair
  • Be Smart Days
  • Mock interviews and support for CV and application form writing  from our Business Partners for Year 11
  • Opportunities to listen to external speakers from a range of occupations and professions through assemblies or small group sessions
  • Year 7 – 11 Shine Programme – University of York. It aims to inspire, motivate and encourage students to achieve academic success and raise their aspirations towards higher education
  • Year 11 Apprenticeship morning – delivered by careers team and Leeds Apprenticeship Hub


All students have access to the school VLE which contains some very useful information on:

Careers Education, Information and Guidance

The Careers Education, Information and Guidance programme at Bruntcliffe Academy aims to make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It aims to help students develop the knowledge and skills to make successful decisions and manage transitions as both learners and workers.

Year 7 Fast Tomato – Online Careers
Guidance Software
Students are introduced to careers by investigating the world of work and preparing to make choices. Students are introduced to the Fast Tomato Careers Guidance Software.
Year 8 Aim Higher
Options Choices
Careers Fair
Students cover sessions on the importance of motivation and aspirations. They will choose their options they want to study at Key Stage 4. Students also have the opportunity to visit the schools ‘Careers Fair’.
Year 9 Introduction to the Careers Service
Careers Fair
Students will be introduced to the careers service and what they can offer in supporting young people. They will also have some 1:1 support from the school’s Careers Coordinator and Careers Advisor. Students also have the opportunity to visit the schools ‘Careers Fair’.
Year 10 Employability Skills
LMI – Stereotyping – Careers
UCAS Progress
Careers Fair
Students cover sessions on employability skills; Labour Market Information; stereotyping and careers; and UCAS Progress. The school’s careers team will deliver some UCAS Progress workshops. Using UCAS Progress students will have the opportunity to find out how to research courses and how to apply for Post 16 options. Students also have the opportunity to visit the schools ‘Careers Fair’.
Year 11 Information, Advice & Guidance sessions
UCAS Progress
Apprenticeship Sessions
CV Workshops
Mock Interview Sessions
Employer Talks/Presentations
Careers Fair
Students will attend 1:1 or group guidance sessions with the school’s Careers Advisor. Students have the opportunity to discuss their progress and plan their future targets/post 16 pathways and aspirations for their higher education or work-life. Assistance in helping students apply for appropriate courses at Elliott Hudson College or other sixth forms/colleges or apprenticeship is delivered by the careers team. The careers team also invite STEM Ambassadors, Leeds Apprenticeship Hub and local/national employers to come into school and deliver careers talks, mock interview and CV writing workshops. Students also have the opportunity to visit the schools ‘Careers Fair’.

Labour Market Information

LMI Regional Information

The CIAG programme will be reviewed on an annual basis by the careers leader and adapted where necessary. This will take in to account any feedback from staff, students or external providers linked to the previous year’s activities.