Careers Education & Guidance

Rushey Mead Academy has two specialist trained careers advisers who deliver both group and a one-to-one service to help you in the planning of your time at school and beyond. This includes career transition through various pathways including apprenticeships, training, colleges, universities and the world of work.

Meet the Team

Tina O'Reilly
Careers Advisor 
NVQ4 Personal advice
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Marie Butler
Careers Advisor / Administrator
NVQ 3 Personal Advice
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Zoe Conneally
Lead Teacher Careers/PSHE
Dip (CEG) M.A. Education
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Are you an employer who would like to add to one of our events or help us with our careers work?

How to contact us : A provider wishing to request access should contact
Email: [email protected]

What opportunities are there : A number of events, integrated into our careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. These include assemblies, bespoke careers evenings, input in lessons and drop in sessions at lunch time and after school. We welcome all offers and look forward to hearing from you.

Student entitlement to careers education includes

‘How can we help?’

  • Access to individual guidance from our Careers Advisors
  • A `drop-in' Careers Library with comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment and computer access for student use.
  • Access to computer programmes (including home user license) offering occupational information and opportunity for career and job exploration.
  • Access to UCAS (Website for colleges and universities in the UK).
  • A Careers Education Programme built into the KS3 and KS4 curriculum.
  • A Work Placement opportunity for some Y10 students. 

Year 11 students - Please submit your college applications now

Well done for completing all of your profiles and selecting courses for your favourites. However, some of you have not made applications to your college choices and this needs to be done straight away so that your Tutor can start referencing and the Careers team can check it. You have courses in your favourites but these now need to be turned into an application. This is done as follows: -

  • Click on Applications at the top
  • Click on Start a New application
  • Click on the college you want to send your application to first
  • Click on the course you want to apply to and click save application
  • Your application will say it is in Draft
  • Answer any questions that is being asked for by Leicester College only
  • Click on submit application
  • Tick the tick box about sharing your information and then click submit

Your first application will now show as processing through and will then change to say Awaiting Profile Approval, you need to repeat the process all over again for each college you want to apply for.

REMEMBER to apply for a minimum of 2 college choices maximum of 3

If you have any problems or are unsure then please pop down and see a member of your Careers team

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