Careers Curriculum

At Smestow Academy we work in partnership with a range of employers and education providers to offer a wide-ranging, inspiring and exciting careers programme to help every pupil achieve their full potential. We offer impartial, well-informed, up-to-date advice and guidance on the full range of opportunities available. As well as providing a large selection of careers events and activities throughout the year, which are tailored to the needs of each pupil, we also take a whole school approach to careers education.

Our pupils need to be prepared for the evolving working world and so, at the heart of our Careers Programme, is a focus on building up essential lifelong employability skills. All staff help to drive forward a programme which raises aspirations, challenges stereotypical thinking and promotes equality and diversity.

Recent & Upcoming Events

You can view our range of Careers activities on our school website blog. Upcoming events are also advertised on our social media accounts so be sure to follow our school accounts.

Meet Your

Careers Lead.

Miss Heilbronn is on hand to provide advise and guidance and plays a pivotal role in empowering our pupils to make informed decisions about their career paths and supporting them in achieving their professional goals. You can contact Miss Heilbronn via or 01902539500

Pupils can book a meeting by asking their tutor or speaking to Miss Heilbronn. You can also email your request directly.

Start Profile.

Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect pupils with their future career potential. It is a personalised careers planning tool, helping pupils to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Pupils will sign up with their tutor in school and can log back in HERE.

Careers Guidance

Explore our Careers website and all the tabs above for a wealth of resources on various career paths and next steps.

University Guidance


Interview Guidance

Statutory Documents

View our Careers policy, planning documents and provider access policy.