Careers Information & Guidance

Don Valley Academy has two qualified careers staff working in school:

Helen Green – Careers Adviser

Jenny Jones – Guidance Support Worker

They provide confidential and impartial advice to students on:

  • Planning for the future – if you have a career idea but want to find out the best route for you or if you have no career ideas – Helen can help you create career ideas around your interests and skills.
  • Choosing your options and what would best suit you.
  • Choosing and apply for a course – college or university.
  • Completing application forms, CVs and letters of application.
  • Finding work or an apprenticeship.
  • Job hunting techniques including mock interviews

During term time they are in school on the following days:

Helen – Mondays

Jenny - Fridays

You can call into the Careers Room (opposite the Key Stage 4 Office in Upper School) at break or lunchtime for a chat or to make an appointment. 

During the holidays you can contact them by email or by telephone (call or text). They work throughout the year.

Helen

careers@donvalleyacademy.org.uk

0794 427 0163

Jenny

careers@donvalleyacademy.org.uk

0794 4169 019

Parents/Carers:  If you wish to attend your son/daughters careers interview or just want to chat about their future, please ring school, email or give them a call.

Useful links/websites for Careers research

www.u-explore.com – interactive careers website. 

For careers information and advice - www.eclips-online.co.uk

National Careers Service – job profiles and support with CVs - https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.csix.org.uk  – Delta Academies Trust Post 16 Partnership – sixth form courses

National Apprenticeship Service – www.apprenticeships.org.uk

National Citizen Service - a government programme for 16-17 year olds to build confidence and independence - http://www.thencsnetwork.org.uk 

Voluntary opportunities - https://do-it.org 

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