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Introduction

Getting fit for a rewarding career

At Dudley Academies Trust, we believe that if our learners are ‘Dreaming Big’ about what they want to do in life, they will work harder, achieve more and be happier.

We will provide a comprehensive, planned programme of careers education, advice and guidance for all learners in Years 7-11. We will do this in partnership with the local authority and other organisations including our ‘Outstanding’ sponsor, Dudley College of Technology. We are committed to ensuring that our learners leave the Academy with high aspirations, the knowledge to make informed and realistic decisions, and the character attributes needed to succeed in life.

Our aim is that all learners will experience the following:

  • A wide range of career based activities every year
  • High quality, impartial careers advice and guidance
  • Workplace visits, work shadowing and virtual work experience with leading businesses such as Thomas Dudley Ltd
  • Taking part in business events
  • Entering competitions such as the Peter Jones Tycoon programme
  • Outside speakers from business and industry
  • Interview practice
  • Taster courses at local colleges
  • Visits to universities.

By the end of Year 11, our learners will be equipped to understand and take advantage of the opportunities ahead of them. Whether they choose A levels, T Levels, Apprenticeships or college courses, learners will leave us with a clear idea of their career pathway and the knowledge and experience that will help them to get there.

Quality in Careers Standard

We are proud that Pegasus Academy achieved Gold Quality in Careers Standard in July 2018. The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. All of our secondary academies are working committed to work towards meeting the Quality in Careers Standard incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Governor responsible for Careers

Martin Dudley, Chairman of Thomas Dudley Ltd

Pegasus Academy 

Mark Townley Careers Lead - mtownley@pegasusacademy.org.uk - 01384 253722

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk 

Beacon Hill Academy 

Harj Mahey AP /Careers Lead - hmahey@beaconhillacademy.org.uk - 01902 677754

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk

St James Academy 

Simon Cole AP/ Careers Lead - scole1@stjamesacademy.org.uk - 01384 816045

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk

The Link Academy 

Ross Chater AP/Careers Lead - rchater@thelinkacademy.org.uk - 01384 986550

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk - 01384 363 000