Careers Advice

Your Future, Your Choice

We know that all of our students work hard in the time they spend with us at the Academy, and we want to ensure that all of your hard work pays off. We are committed not only to securing you the best academic qualifications and achievements possible, but also to helping you to achieve your long-term goals.

As an Academy we want to ensure that we do all we can to support you in your aims and ambitions, and to help you to find the job, apprenticeship, university course, or general direction that is right for you. As part of our commitment we have recently begun our own journey to achieve the Investors in Careers award. In pursuing this award we want to ensure we do all we can to help you with your futures by providing you with careers education throughout your time with the Academy, and by ensuring that you have access to impartial and expert careers advice whenever you need it.

You can find out more about the Investors in Careers Award by clicking the image below, and you can find out more about the help and support available to you by reading the student entitlement below.

If you’d like any more information or advice on the support available to you then please don’t hesitate to contact Mr Johnston or your Head of House.

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Your Entitlement to Careers Advice

As a Folkestone Academy student we want you to be able to access all of the support you need to achieve your ambitions. Throughout your time at the Academy you are entitled to:

·         Constant mentoring

·         Unlimited careers advice appointments from both internal and external advisors

·         Opportunities to take part in activities such as our Futures Fair and career days

·         The chance to visit and work with universities across the south east

·         Work experience on-demand from year 10 onwards

·         Information about apprenticeships and support in applying

·         Guidance on your next steps and support in finding work