Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

Careers

At Chiltern Hills Academy, we aim to equip students for higher education and the world of work after they leave us.  We have a well-resourced careers program and work very closely with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in order to ensure that students can make informed decisions during their school career, such as GCSE and A-level subject choices.

We also support students with long-term aspirations and provide the skills necessary to achieve their goals through the following opportunities:

  • Providing students with individualised careers advice through Adviza which allows students to understand themselves and further connect this understanding to the future
  • Holding careers assemblies
  • Working with business mentors
  • Organising business enterprise days
  • Visits to careers conventions
  • Organising visits to local businesses
  • STEM Days
  • Arranging university visits for various year groups
  • Year 12 students organise work experiences relevant to their higher education and career aspirations
  • Helping students  to write effective curriculum vitae and personal statements
  • Arranging interview training and mock interviews
  • Providing guidance regarding different career pathways, including information on apprenticeships
  • Working with Enterprise Advisors to initiate parental involvement
  • Workshops led for students to understand appropriate behaviour in the workplace
  • Teaching students transition skills (employability)

The Lead person for Careers at Chiltern Hills Academy is T Dobbs (Vice Principal) tdobbs@chacademy.co.uk.