Careers Information & Guidance

Careers Team
Chris Worstencroft

Upcoming careers events for 2022

Friday 21st October – Manchester Careers Fair – Britannia Hotel

Careers websites and further information

The Cheshire & Warrington Pledge-local careers hub:
National Careers Service:
National Careers Service North West fb page:
Youth Employment UK:
Careers helpline for teenagers:
BBC Bitesize careers guides:
Ultimate guide to understanding all the levels of apprenticeships:

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 2022 -2023

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

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 

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

Year 7

  • Aspirations and goals
  • A 5-year plan
  • Introduction to the Start Profile website – Interests, Goals, Strengths and Skills
  • The ‘whole you’, it’s not just qualifications
  • Qualifications & Pathways
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer engagements

Year 8

  • Local labour market information (LMI) and career pathways
  • Start Profile – Jobs, Industry insights and Employerts
  • Team work and practical skill development
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer engagements

Year 9

  • Workshops and activities with local employers
  • Start Profile -Which subjects and qualifications might suit me?
  • Where can I study Post 16?
  • Preparing for Y10 & 11 Pathways
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer engagements

Year 10

  • Post 16 experiences (Further Education College)
  • Apprenticeship information
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer engagements
  • Group and 1-2-1 meetings with independent careers advisor

Year 11

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

The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge and Careers and Enterprise Company 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 email our Careers and IAG Leader Chris Worstencroft or call 01625 917 350.