Careers advice

Here at Olive AP Academy – Havering we are committed to preparing our students for successful transition from our academy to further study, apprenticeships and work. During their time at our academy students in years 8-11 will go on work experience, visit local businesses, have mock interviews, learn how to write a CV and complete college applications, have one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser and go on college visits.

Our students in years 8-11:

• find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
• hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events
• understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Further advice and careers support for young people can be found from Prospects Careers Advice Plus (Havering). Prospects provides independent and impartial information, advice and guidance in planning for next steps in education, training or employment. Families can contact the service directly by telephone on: 01708 746401, via email at barbara.faulkner@prospects.co.uk or by post to: Prospects Havering, Holgate House, 6 Holgate Court, Western Road, Romford RM1 3JS.

Olive Academies measures the impact of the career advice offered to our students through careful analysis of our student destinations data. This information about where our Year 11 leavers go on to study and work after leaving our academy is examined by the Academy Advisory Board and academy leaders. Olive Academies also actively seeks feedback from our students on the careers advice they receive.