Mr Clasper has researched and assembled displays around the academy that highlight different career opportunities that can be accessed by studying each subject area. Look out for the CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) logo. Each display features six or eight different jobs with information and training routes so students are kept informed of what is available and possible.
Mr Clasper said: ‘I tried to pick a variety of each jobs, some of which may note be obvious. Of course there are some that overlap with other subjects but some are quite specific, for example the EU policity adviser which is part of the modern foreign languages display.
The aim is to give students an indication that, if they are interested in a specific subject then there can be a whole array of career options open to them. There are lots of offshoots and different routes available. So far I have completed the displays in PE, maths, IT and MFL and more will appear in due course.
‘CEIAG comes under a statutory government directive that schools need to make sure that students are fully informed about their options and career paths before they leave and this is just part of an ongoing strategy to keep them enthused and informed. Some of the most exciting jobs highlighted so far have been the aerospace engineer in maths or aircraft designer in DT. My advice to students would be to take a few minutes to look at each display as they may come across a career that they would never previously have considered and each has first hand information from people directly employed in that trade, outlining the advantages and pitfalls of that particular industry.’