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Careers Programme

We aim to ensure that our students are self-confident, skilled and career-ready through our integrated programme of high quality careers activities, advice and guidance.

Planned and progressive programmes of activities in the curriculum help students to develop the knowledge and skills to increase self and opportunity awareness, make well-informed decisions and transition successfully on to the next stage.

The Department for Education issues all schools with statutory guidance regarding the delivery of high quality careers guidance. The Careers Programme at The Hessle Academy follows the guidance in this document by providing a comprehensive programme of careers guidance in partnership with local employers, other education and training providers, Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and other support agencies.

All staff are encouraged to share their skills and workplace experiences in a contextual manner with students throughout their daily contact both explicitly through careers activities and lesson delivery and also implicitly through the demonstration of 'softer skills' such as empathy. Staff are given information prior to careers activities and are actively encouraged to deliver in a variety of learning experiences.

The Careers Programme for Year 7 - 13 is available to download below at the bottom of this page.

Useful Websites

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Use this website to find out what courses and apprenticeships are available to you in the East Riding and Hull area. There are links to York, Selby and colleges nearby.

National Careers Service

A specialist careers advice website which aims to help you get on in work and life.

Start Profile 

Online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.


This website uses the power of personal stories to inform young people’s career choices. Other site features include the Buzz Quiz, which encourages self-reflection and explores links between personality and work.


'Find an Apprenticeship' Gov website.

A national service website which is dedicated in providing everything you need to know about apprenticeships and traineeships.

The Apprenticeship Guide

A site dedicated to the information on apprenticeships and traineeships.

Higher Education:


A Higher Education based website with information on applying for University.


Destinations platform in which students can compare university courses, apprenticeships and Further Education courses.