At KOA, careers education and employability is integrated into the curriculum with a ‘whole school approach’.  There is a programme of careers education for all year groups delivered through lessons in PSHE and whole-year activities with students off-timetable.

We aim to raise aspirations and allow students to achieve their own personal potential.  Students are encouraged to develop employability skills and are given information, advice and guidance, to enter into the world of work, at a level suited to them offering an equal opportunity to all.

Students will spend many years in the world of work and the need to be equipped with employability skills and the ability to confidently make decisions about their futures is very important.

Please contact Chemin Alam Lloyd ( if you would like any further information or an appointment.

In September 2014, King’s Oak Academy successfully achieved the prestigious Employability Chartermark. The Chartermark is awarded to educational establishments that invest in, and commit to and help young people to prepare for work, with businesses.  The goal is to improve the employability of young people entering into the labour market at all levels by developing skills and attributes needed to be work ready.

Careers Platforms and useful information

FAQ on apprenticehips

A guide to apprenticeships

Subject apprenticeship guide

How to support young people to explore P16 options

What is LMI

Careerometer is a useful tool which enables you to compare working hours and average wages of job roles in the UK that you’re interested in pursuing.