Careers Advice

At our Academy students are offered comprehensive advice and a wide range of opportunities to develop their awareness about future careers. We want all of our pupils to aim high and reach their full potential.

The designated careers lead for The East Manchester Academy is Ms O’Donnell. To speak to someone about Careers please phone the main school number and ask for Ms O’Donnell.

Ms O’Donnell (Careers and Employability Lead)

  • Students can find Ms O’Donnell in the Careers Base (2nd floor) of the school building for further help and advice
  • Email:

Ms Manton-Pickering (Work Related Learning Co-ordinator)

  • Students can find Ms Manton-Pickering in the Careers Base (2nd floor) of the school building for further help and advice
  • Email:

Inspiring IAG

We are an Inspiring IAG school and are working towards the Quality in Careers Standard.

CEIAG Policy

For our latest CEIAG Policy please visit our policies page.

How we Measure and Assess the Impact of our Careers Programme

  • Destination measures
  • Student, parent and staff voice
  • Employer feedback
  • Visiting partners
  • Work experience evaluation
  • Website analytical review
  • External accreditation


Our Careers team support students from Year 7 onwards through a range of activities, including:

  • Careers fairs
  • Class sessions and assemblies
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Talks from local colleges, training providers and universities
  • Trips and workplace visits
  • University and college visits
  • Parent evenings – our Careers Adviser is available for advice and guidance

Year 9 Options

In Year 9 we support students when choosing their options. By making the right decisions and choosing the subjects that they will excel in, students have more options in the future.

Work Experience

In Year 10, all of our students have the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience with a local employer. This will give them the chance to develop their employability skills and knowledge of different sectors in the world of work. One to one guidance interviews are also offered to Year 10 students and they will all take part in colleges taster days at the end of Year 10.

Year 11 Guidance Interviews

All Year 11 students are offered a one to one guidance interview with our School Careers Adviser to support them in making their future choices. Follow up appointments are also offered to pupils who need more time or support to make the right decisions. In addition, we ensure all pupils have access to a range of guest speakers and visits so they can make well-informed choices.

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