Careers Information for Students

Careers Information, Education, Advice and Guidance (CIEAG)

We believe that a well-structured and highly effective programme of Careers and Education Guidance (CEG) will play a key role in contributing to how the Academy prepares its young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

By working in partnership with external agencies, we will provide accurate and focused careers information, advice and guidance tailored to individual needs to enable young people to make informed choices about their future career routes.

The Careers Leader at Ditton Park Academy is Kojo Owoahene who can be contacted on or 01753 537594.

Our key aim is to ensure that we take an 11-18 approach to our provision of CEG.  Students begin to develop a real understanding, of careers and work-related information that develops their sense of enquiry not only about careers and higher/further education but also an awareness of how the skills developed in school are applicable and integral ingredients in the modern workplace. 

Work at Key Stage 3 prepares students for their option choices as they enter the 14-16 phase of their education. From KS4, CEG is encapsulated in a 14-16 Individual Education Plan for each student and this will act as a guide to focusing students for life after the Academy in terms of career decisions and life planning. At KS5, students are provided with specific careers guidance, employability workshops and university guidance to provide them with a full understanding of choices when leaving education. 

Gatsby 8 Benchmarks

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation commissioned Sir John Holman - Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, senior education adviser and former Headteacher - with setting out what career guidance in England would be like if it was good by international standards. Eight benchmarks for good careers were established in the attached document.

Gatsby Benchmarks

Our Strategic Plan and 2022/2023 Programme of Activity

How Parents Can Help

How Employers Can Help

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We Need You!

We are committed to providing our students with enrichment activities and experiences to help them learn new employability skills and reduce barriers to entering the world of work. We can help you to engage young people, improve future recruitment and introduce you to tomorrows leaders. You can help our students in a variety of ways:

  • Work experience and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Workplace visits
  • Enterprise activities
  • Participating in employer events
  • Delivering assemblies and workshops

If you think you can help us, please contact Mr Oliva (

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