Our ambition as an academy is to ensure that we embed the core National Careers Strategy of ‘making the most of everyone’s skills and talent for 11 – 19 year olds’ thoroughly, within school life, through both our academic curriculum and pastoral system.

Blue Coat Academy is dedicated to providing a vigorous and varied programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all of our pupils in Year 7 to Year 13. This programme is both impartial and tailored to our needs, confidential and specifically designed to inspire high aspirations and encourage our pupils to consider a broad and ambitious range of career options.


Who to contact

Careers Advisors : Mrs R Jones, Mrs J Garland

Strategic Lead : Mrs C Milbourne


Careers Opening Hours
• Tuesdays: 08:45am – 3.30pm


The Careers Department provision includes:

• Open access to individual careers advice and guidance from School Careers staff

• A ‘drop-in’ Careers Resource Centre with comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment

• Opportunities to experience for the world of work

• Support for the processes of job search, CVs, applications and preparing for interview

• Advice on the best combination of subjects for different careers

Careers Top Tips

Applying for a job? Whether filling in an application form or being interviewed, don’t forget to mention the core skills you already have.

Core transferable skills

  • Problem solving skills are about the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge
  • Creativity is the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas
  • Listening and presenting (communication) is the receiving, retaining and processing of information or ideas as well as the oral transmission
  • Leadership is about supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal
  • Aiming high (being proactive) is the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them as well as taking the initiative and making things happen, instead of always reacting to what happens around you
  • Staying positive (resilience) is about the ability to use tactics and strategies to overcome setbacks and achieve goals
  • Adaptability is the ability to cope and thrive in changing conditions

Useful documents can be found below: