CAREERS @WRA

Welcome to our CAREERS page.

This section of our website gives information about Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Walker Riverside Academy.

"The job market for students leaving school or university can be difficult to navigate and now more than ever we need to help our young people by making them aware of all the opportunities available to them, as well as providing them with advice and tips on securing the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. We would like to extend our invitation to all parents and guardians to attend our 'Your Child, Their Future' Event on Thursday 24th November from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in the world including KPMG, BT Group, Capgemini, British Airways, Linklaters and more who will each come along to talk to you, as parents and guardians, about how your son/daughter/young person can best navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience/internship placements, as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, putting together a CV, filling out application forms, as well as advice on how you can prepare your child/young person for the working world.

This event is completely free of charge, and it will be running via Zoom on Thursday 24th November from 6:00pm - 7.30pm. We encourage you to join this event virtually with your son/daughter/young person, or the whole family and ask any questions that you may have, directly to leading employers.

The registration link can be found below here, so please do sign up if you would like to attend. The zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the time."

Register HERE.

CEIAG stands for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

Here at Walker, CEIAG is increasingly becoming embedded into the curriculum and culture of education within the Academy as we recognise the important contribution it makes to supporting the successful transition between the both childhood to adulthood and education to employment. CEIAG is embedded in all parts of the curriculum, and also involves various events, experiences and visits.


Mr David Jackson is our Careers Leader within the Academy. He can be contacted by email on:

david.jackson@walker.academy


or by contacting the Academy directly using the details found on our CONTACT US page.

What is CEIAG?

CEIAG stands for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

Here at Walker, CEIAG is increasingly becoming embedded into the curriculum and culture of education within the Academy as we recognise the important contribution it makes to supporting the successful transition between the both childhood to adulthood and education to employment. CEIAG is embedded in all parts of the curriculum, and also involves various events, experiences and visits.

C - Careers

E - Education

Students have careers education in Year 8 SMSC lessons. This continues in Years 9 and 11 with designated time during form time where they are supported by their tutors to complete CEIAG activities. Year 10 take part in 'Building my Skills', with the winners having mock interviews in June.

Post-16 students have their own bespoke provision, coordinated by Sixth Form form tutors. Activities involve work experience, talks, course application support, CV writing and many other events. The Academy works with local universities and business partners to ensure wide-ranging provision.

I - Information

Students have access to a wide selection of free online resources via their Academy website; ThePortal@Walker.

A - Advice

All staff can offer support, but specific advice can be accessed via Year Leaders, the Sixth Form team, The Newcastle Careers and Guidance Team and Mr Jackson (Careers Leader).

■ For further details about The Newcastle Careers and Guidance Team or to obtain their contact information, click HERE to visit their website.

■ To contact Mr Jackson (Careers Leader) with a question or to arrange a meeting, please email him at david.jackson@walker.academy.

G - Guidance

Individual careers guidance interviews are available from The Newcastle Careers and Guidance Team .

Careers Policies

Walker Riverside Academy has clear guidance and policy relating to our Careers Guidance. Click on the titles to access our Academy policies, relating to CEIAG.

Link to CEIAG Policy
Link to Provider Access policy
What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby benchmarks are at the heart of CEIAG provision at Walker Riverside Academy. They are eight benchmarks covering different dimensions of good career curriculum.

Information about the Gatsby benchmarks can be found HERE.

Careers advice for parents

LMI For All

LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. To link to the LMI For ALL website, please click HERE.


The Parents' Guide to ...

This website offers a range of guides to help parents to support their children with their choices.

Guides are available to download for various costs.

Visit their website HERE.

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