Careers and Enterprise
Northampton Academy is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in years 7-13. The programme the Academy delivers makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Northampton Academy follows the National ACEG Framework for 11-19 in England (updated February 2014) and other relevant guidance from DCSF, QCA and Ofsted as it appears.
We work closely with SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) and in conjunction with the Careers & Enterprise Company, in order to keep abreast of all the latest career and industry trends. In addition, Northampton Academy enjoys a successful partnership with the University of Northampton, providing a host of enterprise opportunities and skills workshops, benefitting students through every Key Stage. This association also provides support from Aspire Higher/Uni Connect (Formerly the National Collaborative Outreach Programme NCOP).
Northampton Academy Alumni
Northampton Academy actively encourage former students to come back into school and share their experiences and advice to younger students. If you have a story to share, or would like to be featured on our Alumni page, please email us at email@example.com
- Aspire Higher/Uni Connect (Formerly the National Collaborative Outreach Programme NCOP)
A representative of NCOP is based within the academy once a week and provides us with opportunities to access careers events and activities. This funding allows less privileged students to access further and higher education engagements, encouraging them to see university as a viable option.
- SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership)
Our involvement with SEMLEP allows us to share good practice with other education facilities and partner with local businesses within the local area, as well as providing access to a wide variety of career related opportunities.
Unifrog is a new Careers initiative within the academy. The platform will be available to all students from years 7-13 and will provide them with a one-stop shop to access trusted advice and guidance, focussing on increasing awareness of a variety of pathways, developing understanding of the skills and competencies of different career routes, and allowing students to complete a progressive plan of their future steps.
- University of Northampton
We work closely with the University of Northampton to provide students with the opportunity to experience all that university offers as part of the school outreach and Widening Participation programmes.
Our partnership with Barclaycard provides an opportunity for work experience placements, student talks, an invitation to attend educational events aimed at encouraging students to consider a career in areas such as IT and Cyber Security and mentors who support our students through our Year 10 Work Related Learning Programme.
- Smurfitt Kappa
Smurfitt Kappa have supported Northampton Academy and our students for a number of years. Supporting Sixth Form students with work placements and providing a presence at all our annual careers events, they provide a continuous source of advice and guidance for those exploring careers in industry. They have worked closely with student enterprise teams, creating presentation resources.
- Travis Perkins
Travis Perkins act as an Enterprise Ambassador for Northampton Academy, ensuring a wealth of career related opportunities for our students to take advantage of. Travis Perkins support students through a variety of enterprise initiatives aimed at ensuring students are aware of the opportunities available from local employers.
If you are a parent or a student and require Careers Information and Guidance, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org