Careers at Rushey Mead Academy

At Rushey Mead Academy, we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding what they want to do after leaving school. We provide impartial guidance and advice through qualified and experienced careers staff on further education, training, and careers across KS3 and KS4 and involve outside agencies such as employers, education and training providers. We realise that good quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) helps to prepare our students to become valued members of society. We encourage our students to make informed choices guided by a team of experienced Careers staff with the sole aim of enabling them to understand what their options are after Rushey Mead in terms of college courses, training, and apprenticeships, and to help them develop valuable employability skills.

Our Careers Leader is Mrs Marie Butler (Careers Guidance & Development Level 6/CDI member) who is supported by Careers Advisers/Administrators Mrs Sewell (IAG Level 3) and Mrs Mee (IAG Level 3). If you have any queries about careers, further education or work experience please contact the Careers team by email [email protected].

Labour Market

We think Leicester and Leicestershire is an amazing place to live and work.   As one of the most vibrant areas in the East Midlands there is a lot to shout about.

In this section we will start to share information about different industry sectors, careers pathways, types of jobs and lots more for both parents, carers and students.

Quick fact…did you know in Leicester and Leicestershire over 99% of local businesses are micro (0-9 staff), small (10-49 staff) or medium enterprises (who employ 50 to 249 staff).  If that sounds interesting you could visit the World of Work website which has much more information on the local labour market with easy to read facts and figures.

We run lots of inspirational events for our students

From year 7 onwards students get lots of opportunities to think about what their next best steps will be.  As part of this we will be shining a spotlight on events we put on with guest speakers from the world of work and education.  We will share the impact this can have on helping our students think about their futures and what has inspired their careers education journey so far.

Marie Butler (Careers Leader) and Sarah Sewell and Liz Mee (Careers Advisers/Administrators)

The next review date for Careers Guidance will take place in February 2024.