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Careers

The Dixons Cottingley Academy careers programme aims to provide all students with regular access to employers, expert guidance and workplace experiences to support students in making informed and educated decisions about their next steps. The careers programme is an integral element of the Dixons Cottingley Academy curriculum and careers information is interleaved with subject specific content.

Our commitment to careers provision extends beyond the legal minimum entitlement for students and is underpinned by the Gatsby framework with a commitment to meeting all eight benchmarks.

The intended outcomes of the careers programme include, but are not limited to:

  • Students will undertake various work related experiences
  • Students will reflect upon and refine their aspirations
  • Students will increase their knowledge of education, training and career opportunities
  • Students will develop a career plan to help them achieve their sentence and realise their potential

The careers long term plan can be found below.

If you have any questions about the careers programme at Dixons Cottingley Academy, please contact our careers team using the information below or by calling the academy on 01274 567281.

Jessica Crolla (Assistant Principal) - JCrolla@dixonsco.com

Karen Hodgson (Careers Advisor) - KHodgson@dixonsco.com

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Who we work with

Working with the following institutions and colleges to provide outreach opportunities for our students, with visits and talks being delivered in school:

Who we are working alongside he following external partners:

We are working alongside the following external partners
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Careerometer

The careerometer is useful for students that are still unsure of their future career path. It allows them to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

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