The Academy has held the Career Mark Award since 2008 for delivering high quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance and has successfully revalidated in September 2019 achieving the Platinum Award
Our Work Based Learning Skills Awards evening is held to reward students for the employability skills they have displayed whilst taking part in various work based learning activities during the academic year.
The evening is all about recognising employability skills with representatives from businesses across the city invited to attend and present the awards giving students and parents the chance to make links with employers and find out more about their business.
To involve students from across the year groups the following activities receive nominations
Snack Bar Idol
National Construction Week
Work Experience (6 categories- Business & IT, Education, Engineering, and General plus two others which change yearly )
Student Volunteer of the Year
Student Employee of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Employer of the Year
Staff nominate students who display excellent skills in team working, leadership, communication and initiative during their designated activity.
A keynote speaker is invited to talk about their life, the jobs they have done and experiences gained.