Careers Curriculum

At Wednesfield Academy, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is embedded through all elements of our pupils’ lives within the academy.  We work hard to ensure that careers education is an integral part of the school to ensure that our vision is met so that we can successfully Change Lives and Shape Futures.   We work in partnership with a wide range of employers and education providers to offer an inspiring, supportive and motivational careers programme for everyone. We aim to give every pupil the best chance at progressing onto their chosen career pathway, through an exciting range of careers events that showcase the full range of options available, and by helping pupils to navigate that choice with well-informed, up-to-date and independent advice and guidance.  

We offer careers activities to meet everyone’s individual needs and allow our pupils to broaden their horizons by meeting new and inspiring people who help us to bring together a careers programme that raises aspirations, challenges stereotypical thinking and promotes equality and diversity.  

We take a whole school approach to careers education, with careers support being embedded into the whole curriculum and a pupil’s journey through the school from Year 7 to Year 13. The careers programme at Wednesfield Academy goes beyond helping pupils to figure out what their next steps should be; it helps pupils to recognise their own strengths and interests and to continually develop the essential employability and life skills to make successful applications to their chosen pathways. 

Alumni. We’d love to grow our alumni to prove to our current students that anything is possible. If you are happy to get involved please complete this brief questionnaire HERE.

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.

Mrs Hayward 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 Mrs Hayward via or 01902 558 222.

Pupils can book a meeting by asking their tutor or speaking to Mrs Hayward. 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.