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JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR YEAR 11’s!

Full time administrator at www.directfood.net
This admin role is very varied and potentially will be learning various different admin roles which will allow them to cover holidays and absences.
They will be trained up in all aspects of food ingredient imports which includes logistics, technical, purchasing, & general administration so they must have an eye for detail and a keenness to learn
There is a potential for an apprenticeship if the successful person wishes but this is not essential and will purely be down to the individuals desire
If you would like to discuss further please email Tracey Aynsley  at jobs@directfood.net

posted 26/04/2022

Upcoming careers events for 2021/2022

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Date Event
Thursday  21st April Year 9 only. NHS Careers event in school.
Thursday 28th April 2022 Healthcare webinar -NHS Careers in Ambulance Service and Paramedic
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Healthcare Webinar Sign Up (google.com)
Friday 29th April 2022 Warrington Training, Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair
Friday 29th April 2022 Manchester Careers Fair 10.00am Britannia Hotel
Wednesday 4th May 2022 Macclesfield College Jobs Fair  – 4th May, 5pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 12th May 2022 Stockport College T-Levels Open Event  -4:30pm – 5:30pm
Thursday 19th May 2022 Healthcare webinar -NHS  Dental Careers 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm –
Healthcare Webinar Sign Up (google.com)
Thursday 9th June 2022 Healthcare webinar -NHS Careers in  Pharmacy
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm –Healthcare Webinar Sign Up (google.com)
Tuesday 14th June 2022 Reaseheath College Open Evening on 14 June 2022. 6pm until 8pm
Saturday 18th June 2022
Open Event Macclesfield College  10am – 1pm
Thursday 23rd June 2022 Healthcare webinar -NHS Careers in  Estates and Facilities
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm –Healthcare Webinar Sign Up (google.com)
Thursday 7th July 2022 Healthcare webinar -NHS Careers in  Healthcare Science Careers
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm  Healthcare Webinar Sign Up (google.com)
Friday 5th August 2022
Manchester Careers Fair – Britannia Hotel
Thursday 1st September 2022
Stoke on Trent Careers Fair
Friday 21st October 2022
Manchester Careers Fair – Britannia Hotel

 

Careers websites and further information

The Cheshire & Warrington Pledge-local careers hub: https://candwgrowthhub.co.uk/pledge-resources/
National Careers Service: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
National Careers Service North West fb page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CareersNW/posts/
Youth Employment UK: https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/employment-help-young-people/
Careers helpline for teenagers: https://www.gov.uk/careers-helpline-for-teenagers
BBC Bitesize careers guides: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers
Ultimate guide to understanding all the levels of apprenticeships: bit.ly/3jiGnBB

Guide to Apprenticeships

Local Colleges and 6th Forms

Reaseheath College
Macclesfield College
Stockport College
Cheshire College South & West 

Tytherington School 6th Form
Fallibroome 6th Form
All Hallows 6th Form


Academy careers strategy 2020 -2022

The Macclesfield Academy is fully committed to ensuring that all of our students acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their learning and career progression. The Academy has already established a range of effective careers guidance activities which we hope will guide support our students to achieve positive destinations such as A ‘levels, Higher Education, Apprenticeships, Technical routes or Employment.

This careers strategy sets out The Academy’s the activities and participation opportunities that already are, or will be available to, our students.  The aim is to ensure that students are fully prepared for and informed effectively about their next steps and can therefore aspire to achieve their full potential.

To support the implementation of this strategy The Academy will work alongside a number of external agencies and organisations. These partnerships will include:

  • The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • The Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub
  • Further Education providers (Sixth Forms and Colleges)
  • Higher Education providers (Universities)
  • The Macclesfield Pledge, including a wide range of local employers

Click here for our full Careers strategy 2020-2022

The Academy uses the Compass toolkit developed by the Careers and Enterprise Company which was built in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The toolkit allows us to evaluate our careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice – known as the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Alongside this, we gather feedback from students following in-school activities and encourage all students to complete the annual ‘Your say’ careers survey hosted by Cheshire East.

Our aim is to prepare students for life, by making them inquisitive young adults with the determination and resilience to succeed. We also want students to be planning their Post 16 journey throughout their time at the Academy, so we have built our careers advice and guidance programme into all years from 7 to 11.

We currently engage a fully qualified and independent careers advisor who works with individuals and groups throughout the academic year. They are also part of the whole school planning and delivery programme delivered through PSHEE.

Our programme contains the following strands:

  • Raising aspirations
  • Personal goals and action plans
  • Post 16 progression routes: A levels, apprenticeships, University, etc.
  • Local labour market information
  • Interview and assessment skills
  • Career opportunities and pathways
  • Work experience
  • Applications and CVs

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance overview by year group
Year 7

  • Aspirations and goals
  • A 5 year plan
  • Skills and interests survey
  • The ‘whole you’, it’s not just qualifications
  • Qualifications & Pathways
  • 11 – 21: education routes and opportunities
  • Higher education

Year 8

  • Introduction to GCSE and vocational pathways at the Academy
  • Local market information and career pathways
  • Identifying skills and interests
  • Team work and practical skill development
  • Visiting speakers, including ex-students

Year 9

  • Attend Macclesfield careers fair
  • Workshops and activities with local employers
  • Group meetings with independent careers advisor

Year 10

  • Work placement application forms
  • Complete a one week work experience with local employers
  • Group and 1-2-1 meetings with independent careers advisor

Year 11

  • Attend college and Sixth Form open evenings and taster days
  • Apprenticeship information and assemblies
  • Post 16 opportunities (Sixth Form & college information and assemblies)
  • 1-2-1 meetings with independent careers advisor
  • Application form and CV workshops
  • Formal interview and feedback with external partners (Rotary club)

The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge are helping us to work towards the embedding of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, as well as reviewing the impact of our programme and suggesting improvements to the support and guidance we offer all students.

For more information or to offer support for our careers programme here at the Macclesfield Academy, please contact our Careers and IAG Leader by email sally.burgess@macclesfiedlacademy.org or by phone 01625 383100.