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    Here at Wath Academy we have a dedicated careers team providing careers advice, information, education and guidance for all students from Year 7 though to Year 13. Our Activity Plan for 2018 - 19 is available as a PDF download at the bottom of the page. You can find additional information about our provision in our careers policy, which is available to download in the policies section of our website.

    Enquiries relating to careers provision should be directed to Mrs Laite, our Careers Leader. You can contact Mrs Laite by e-mail directed to or telephone (01709) 760222 Ext 161.

    Meet the Team

    Mr Shaw is our SLT link for the Careers team and Head of Sixth Form.

    Ms Shaw is Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education Coordinator

    Mrs Laite is our Careers Leader and a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser. Her role includes one-to-one careers interviews, creating and delivering careers lessons, activities such as work shadowing days, mock interview days, career fairs and employer engagement.

    Mr Barlow is Subject Leader for Life Skills and Enterprise Coordinator

    Mrs Ackerley is our Work Related Manager who supports students accessing alternate provision.

    Mrs Parker is the Work Experience Administrator, who supports Year 12 and 13 with securing relevant opportunities.

    We also support the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY+) project and are working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield to support and increase the number of students accessing Higher Education. Mr Ghasemi works as our Higher Education Engagement Assistant for HeppSY+. His main objective is to assist in the organisation, coordination and delivery of relevant activities to students. You can find out more in the Higher Education Section.

    Mrs Laite and Mr Ghasemi are based in the school library and are more than happy to be contacted in school if any further information is required and to help where possible. 

    CYH (part of the National Careers Service Yorkshire & Humber) have created a guide which covers a range of established and new job sectors and useful links and information about how to develop your skills, find a career that suits you and 'Shape Your Future'. You can download that guide here. 

    There's a wealth of careers information available online. We've picked some of the good bits and organised it into the categories below.


    We are currently working with a company called Future First to build our Alumni community in order to  and engage with ex-students and to raise aspirations of current students. We hope that former students will help us and support activities in school such as talks, work place visits, work experience and careers fairs. You can click the link below to sign-up.


    Follow us on Twitter!

    Employers sometimes get in touch with us if they have unfilled vacancies, you can see our latest tweets below or follow our Twitter account @wath_careers for local vacancies and event information. 

    Useful Links


    Youthi is Rotherham Council's information, advice & support website for young people living in the area.

    Sheffield Futures

    Sheffield Futures offer a range of services aimed at young people to help them with every aspect of their lives. They support them in schools and youth clubs and offer a helping hand when times are hard. They encourage young people to have their say on the matters that effect them, work to protect them from risk and encourage them to live a positive and productive life.

    National Careers Service

    The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.


    Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform designed to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools.