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Careers at Global Academy

Global Academy places huge importance on Careers Education for all students during their time at the Academy. Our students leave the Academy and go into employment, education or further training with knowledge, experience and focus in the Creative and Broadcast Industries.

We measure the success of our careers programme by the destinations students reach after leaving the Global Academy by gaining careers at top media companies like Global, TikTok, the BBC and Facebook. Find out more by clicking the link to the news article below.

Key Contacts

  • Careers Leader - Jonathan Jacob

    Our Careers Leader is Jonathan Jacob – Director of Specialism, who is the SLT member responsible for Global Academy’s career provision, employer engagement, careers education and specialist media curriculum and training.

  • Careers Link Governor - Siobhan McCreesh

    We have a dedicated Governor with oversight of our careers and industry relations programme at the school. Siobhan McCreesh, Director of Events at Global is our Careers Link Governor and will work with the school to review this plan on an annual basis.

  • Careers Guidance - Abhi Arumbakkam and Lynette Chadwick

    Resource Productions: Our careers programme co-ordination and personal guidance is delivered by Resource Productions who provide 4.5 days of service to Global Academy.

    This includes two ‘Talent Managers’ – Abhi and Lynette  (job share – 4.5 days per week) based at the school to oversee the delivery of our careers provision and provide group and individual guidance to our students.

    Resource Productions also provides our students with IAG resources, group sessions, support with work experience placements, access to industry and links with industry partners and projects such as Pinewood Studios, Arts Council England, BFI Film Academies and Storyfutures.

  • Enterprise Advisors - Margaret Newman and Glen Funnell

    Enterprise Advisors: Margaret Newman and Glen Funnell are Global Academy Enterprise Advisors who work closely with Jonathan Jacob and Resource Productions to provide an external strategic focus to ensure Global Academy delivers quality careers and employer-focused education.

    Their volunteer provision is provided via the West London Career Hub and is supported by the London Enterprise Advisor Network / Mayor of London.

  • Enterprise Co-Ordinator - Christine Jones

    Christine Jones is the Enterprise Co-Ordinator for all Hillingdon schools and works closely with all schools in Hillingdon to both co-ordinate the Enterprise Advisor involvement and ensure Global Academy is plugged into the wider local,
    regional and national careers agenda.

Careers at Global Academy

Global Academy places huge importance on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all students during their time at the Academy as the ambition for the Global Academy is prepare young people for successful careers in the creative media industry.

The Global Academy Careers Plan sets out how the school intends to provide a fit for purpose careers programme with the available resources which will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen creative career paths.

As well as our careers education, information, advice and guidance; our industry-focused media curriculum means students are more creative, more intellectually curious and (critically) more likely to demonstrate the skill set required to impress universities and top creative industry employers.

Regular reflection across the course of study allows students to quantify their experience, learning and understanding to help prepare them for the industry.

This means that our students leave the Academy and go in to employment, education or further training with knowledge, experience and focus – especially within the creative and broadcast industries. We want to ensure that all students are well prepared for whatever they decide to do after their time at the Academy whether this be further education, employment or further training.

Our policy ensure that all learners are exposed to experiences to help shape their journey after the Academy. In short – during their Global Academy two or four year journey we can ensure our students are given the insight, skills and resources to get them to the top of their game within a media and creative industry career.

Discover, Inspire, Progress

Our programme of careers interventions are designed through a delivery framework of Discover, Inspire and Progress

Our Approach and Vision

Global Academy aims to equip students with the practical hands on skills and key soft skills required for a career in the industry. The creative industry is the UK’s fastest growing economy, making up one in every eleven jobs. The creative industries are worth £92 billion a year to the UK economy, larger than the automotive, aerospace, life sciences, oil and gas industries combined.

As well as the importance to the UK economy – we place a value on CEAIG (Careers Education, Advice, Information & Guidance) to help deliver social mobility and to open doors for all young people. The government has recently endorsed the fact that “great careers guidance provides the first rung on the ladder of opportunity, helping everyone to achieve their full potential”. (DfE, 2017, p.3).

Alongside our careers education, information, advice and guidance; our industry focused media curriculum means students are more creative, more intellectually curious and (critically) more likely to demonstrate the skill set required to impress universities and top creative industry employers. Regular reflection across the course of study allows students to quantify their experience, learning and understanding to help prepare them for the industry.

We work closely with our industry partners, Global and the wider media community to ensure our practical and vocational education reflects both the practical and soft skills required for long lasting employment. This is delivered through the practical media curriculum across all levels of the school within Digital, Audio, Visual and Enterprise Pathways. Alongside the media curriculum, further preparation for a career in the media industry is installed within our learners through a varied and customised programme of workshops, electives, guest speakers, enrichment and work experience.

We want to ensure that all students are well prepared for whatever they decide to do after their time at the Academy whether this be further education, employment or further training. Our policy ensures that learners are exposed to experiences to help shape their journey after the Academy. In short, during their Global Academy journey, we can ensure our students are given the insight, skills and resources to get them to the top of their game within a media and creative industry career.

What Happens?

The operational delivery of Careers and Employability at the Academy is delivered through the eight key pillars of the Gatsby Benchmarks:

1. A Stable Careers Programme

2. Learning from Career & Labour Market Information

3. Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

4. Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

5. Encounters with Employers & Employees

6. Experiences of Workplaces

7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education

8. Personal Guidance

Careers Access Policy and Global Academy's Careers Plan

Click here to read our Career Access Policy and Global Academy’s Careers Plan

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