Careers advice

Here at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock we are committed to preparing our students for successful transition from our academy to further study, apprenticeships and work. During their time at our academy students in years 8-11 will go on work experience, visit local businesses, have mock interviews, learn how to write a CV and complete college applications, have one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser and go on college visits.

Our students in years 8-11:

• find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
• hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events
• understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Lynn Harding is our academy’s Personal Adviser from Thurrock Careers (Thurrock Council). You can contact Lynn via our academy office.

Olive Academies measures the impact of the career advice offered to our students through careful analysis of our student destinations data. This information about where our Year 11 leavers go on to study and work after leaving our academy is examined by the Interim Progress Board and academy leaders. Olive Academies also actively seeks feedback from our students on the careers advice they receive.

Further advice and careers support for young people can be found on Thurrock Council’s website. The council’s Inspire Youth Hub offers careers advice and is open for visits from Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm at 24-28 Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5EB (T:01375 413 735).