Careers, Employability and Enterprise - The Brunts Academy

Careers, Employability and Enterprise

The Brunts Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of Careers, Employability and Enterprise for all students in Years 7-13.


A08 Careers Employability and Enterprise Policy – February 2018

Provider Access Policy 2018

Meet The Team

Mr Davies – Assistant Head for Sixth Form and Careers

Mrs Barnard – CEIAG Co-Ordinator

What does Mrs Barnard do?

  • Mrs Barnard attends parents’ evenings to raise the profile of careers to all parents and carers.
  • Mrs Barnard holds independent careers meeting with students and parents/ carers as part of supporting students with securing their career aspirations and destinations.
  • Mrs Barnard is a registered member of CDI holding a Level 6.
  • The Brunts Academy is an affiliate of the CDI.
  • Mrs Barnard regularly attends careers meetings to ensure the Academy has the latest information. This includes DNLCC and Boots.

How can I contact Mrs Barnard?




CEIAG Calendar 2018-19







Work Experience

All Year 10 students undertake 2 weeks’ work experience in April with Year 12 undertaking it in July. Students are supported throughout the process to enable them to secure placements relevant to their career aspirations and/ or subject interest. The placements are quality assured by the Evolve Trust to ensure all legal health and safety requirements are met.

Challenge projects are also held with local companies offering bespoke work experience opportunities for Year 10 students.

Post 16 Employability Opportunities

Mansfield 2020

Post 16 students regularly attend Mansfield 2020 breakfasts where they network with over 120 local business leaders. The students are mapped to specific employers according to the students’ career aspirations and subjects.

Post 16 Career Internship

Managed by the Evolve Trust, the programme offer internships to Year 13 students not wishing to go university and looking for employment/ apprenticeships. The internship is built into the student’s timetable and supports them develop employability.

Brunts at Mansfield 2020

Careers Portal

  • The portal is live to parents, students and tutors.
  • A careers programme is also on the portal.
  • It gives daily access to online careers resources such as National Careers Service.
  • It provides regular updates re Labour Market, Future Careers, employment opportunities i.e. apprenticeships.

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