We aim to prepare you for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

To help make that happen, we ensure that you have access to a high-quality careeers programme, as well as face-to-face guidance from an independent, professionally-qualified careers adviser.

From Years 7-11, you will participate in our careers education programme through Personal Development lessons and tutor sessions. Alongside this, you’ll get a taste for the world of work and further study thanks the careers fair, careers assemblies and one week’s work experience in Year 10.

During your time at Sandymoor, you will have the opportunity to visit universities and different types of workplaces as well as receiving talks about different types of careers and their pathways such as apprenticeships, A Levels, T Levels or university.

You’ll meet with a careers adviser to discuss your ideas for the future, explore the range of options after you have finished your GCSEs and plan the next steps to achieve your end goal.

You will receive advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial through our partnership with Halton Careers Education Service.

Work Experience

Work Related Learning is a well-established and valuable part of the academy curriculum. Work experience is one of the most effective ways we have of introducing you to the opportunities that await in the workplace.

Work experience lets you enhance and focus your learning as you move through from Year 10 towards adulthood. It allows you to explore potential career choices in a structured way and enables development of essential skills such as communicating with people outside of the academy environment, writing letters of application, writing CVs, attending interviews, planning transport and meal arrangements. All of which are essential skills in the fast moving world of work!

  • Each summer term, all year 10 students will undertake a week’s work experience or a virtual experience for a career they would like to find out more about.

Useful links

Speakers for Schools – work experience

Career Pilot

Providers we work with:

Halton Careers ServiceElevateUniversity of LiverpoolEdge Hill UniversityUniversity of Chester
Cronton and Riverside CollegeSt Helens CollegeAsk ApprenticeshipsArmyNavy
RAFHalton Local Authority-Planning DeptReeseheathMyerscough CollegePriestly College
Balfour BeattyBritish ArmyCheshire ConstabularyDaresbury LaboratoryDavid Campbell Football Academy
Dunky’s Day NurseryEmovisAcademyHUSCO International LtdJarvis Training Management LtdKeltbray Rail
LCR Apprenticeship HubLIPALiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpool John Moores UniversityNHS
Progress to ExcellenceSainsbury’s ArgosTelefonica O2Total PeopleTTE
Warrington & Vale Royal CollegeVarious other Employers and Providers