Links with Local Employers

Our school is at the heart of the community and we are always striving to provide our students with meaningful experiences they can call upon once they have left Newark Academy, to help them succeed in their future careers. Therefore, in order to help prepare our students for the world of work we would like to partner with local businesses, community organisations and individuals to inspire, motivate and inform them of all the possibilities available to them.

National Careers Week 2024

As part of National Careers Week 2024, we are delighted to have worked with some fantastic local companies. These companies visited school to talk to students about the companies they work for, their personal journey and provide some context of labour market information, to ensure Newark Academy students know about the endless possibilities available to them.

St Gobain Formula delivered a full crew to our year 9 students. The insightful and engaging assembly provided some really interesting facts about the Global company, focusing on pathways on opportunities that are on the doorstep of Newark Academy. Amelie Dickinson talked about labour market information relevant to this company, which was really eye-opening.

Joe Sharp from Sharp Physiotherapy Newark Academy Alumni, came back to talk to year 8 students about his journey to being the founder of his business, from being a Newark Academy student through to university, leading to his success today! Our students LOVE hearing from people from the world of work, but past students always seem to capture the audience and give them a real insight into the endless possibilities open to them.

Skanska Construction are a National company that are working on a large project in Newark, creating a new link road. Skanska were keen to come in and talk to our year7 students, linking National Careers Week, to STEM and International Womens Day, addressing stereotypes in STEM.

Harlaxton Engineering's Martin Doughty (also Enterprise Co-ordinator) for Newark Academy came in to talk to year 10 students about his business that installs and maintains utilities. Martin also gave a veyr clear insight into apprenticeships, particularly highlight upcoming opportunities within Harlaxton Engineering.

Career Spotlights

Upcoming career spotlight from Mark Dilkes from HM Prison Service, in the Summer term.

Would you like to work with Newark Academy?

· Are you a local business, wanting to give back to your community or looking to identify future employees?

· Are you an Alumnus of the school, wanting to share your career journey with current students?

· Are you a community organisation, wanting the students to help solve a challenge you have? How can you get involved?

We understand that time is valuable and consequently we are happy to work with employers to find a delivery method and activity that suits your requirements. Activities could include:

· Speak at an assembly or to classroom of students

· Share your career journeys experience via virtual meeting

· Set the students an enterprise challenge linked to your business or organisation

· Participant in a careers fair or speed networking event

· Offer our students work experience placements.

. Mock interviews

We would work with you to find the most suitable option based on your needs and availability. We are also always looking for innovative ways to work with our partners, so we would be happy to discuss alternative options. Benefits of working with you by working with us and our students you could benefit from:

· Giving back to the local community

· Inspiring future generations

· Promoting your business and sector

· Identify potential future employees What next?

· Please contact our Careers Leader, Ali Brown or 01636 615000

· We look forward to meeting and working with you, in the meantime, please have a look at your Careers Programme.

You may also be interested in learning about the Gatsby Benchmarks, CEC and D2N2 Skills Strategy

June 2024


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