Careers Advice & Support

One of the questions that both teachers and parents regularly ask young people is “what do you want to do when you leave school?” Sometimes we can be frustrated by the answer “I don’t know” but we appreciate that it is even more frustrating to be in a position where you really don’t know what you want to do.

Don’t worry; it’s perfectly normal not to know what you want to do. Even when you do decide what you want to do there is a good chance that you’ll change your mind later on. As an Academy we want to do all we can to support you and inform you during your time with us and a big part of this support is careers advice.
As a Folkestone Academy student you are entitled to as much career advice as you feel you need; you can request advice at any time and for any reason. You also have two tiers of advice and support to make use of, as is outlined below.

Tier 1

Tier 2

As part of your study programme you will spend time each week in Guided Learning, a focused session designed to support you in your studies. During this time you will be supported by Mrs Tibbles the Careers Lead for Folkestone  All Age Academy. Mrs Tibbles will take an active role in encouraging you to consider and develop the routes available to you, and will support you in finding work and opportunities, as well as applying to Higher or Further Education.

As an Academy we are dedicated to providing all of our students with access to impartial and expert advice on careers and opportunities. To help us to achieve this – and to help you to achieve your goals – we have recently entered a partnership with CXK. By requesting an appointment with CXK you will be able to meet with an expert, impartial professional careers advisor within a few weeks. Members of the CXK team can help you to understand what options are available to you and will help you to draw up an action plan to achieve your ambitions.

We hope that these two tiers of support will provide you with all of the careers advice and guidance you need, when you need it. However, if there is something else you need it is important to us that you tell us; we want to ensure that we fulfil our commitment to support our students in achieving their ambitions.




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