Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Careers Guidance

Are you preparing for your future?

We want to do everything we can to help our young people feel confident and prepared for life after school. Therefore we put together a comprehensive careers programme delivered to our students throughout their time with us. We want them to be able to answer confidently:

  • What do you want to do after your GCSEs?
  • Have you researched careers in your favourite subjects?
  • Do you know where you could go to study A Levels/BTEC?
  • Do you know the grades you need for the career you want?
  • Do you know what an apprenticeship is?

Mission Statement

OAJW seeks to provide impartial careers education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). We aim to help students to achieve their career aspirations relevant to their academic strengths and interests, and to support them with their choices. 


Information for Students

What do I need to know?

When you leave Year 11 you must stay in education or training until you are 18 meaning you will study:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC
  • Diplomas
  • Level 2/3 courses
  • Or complete an apprenticeships where work and study are combined.

You could study at:

  • Colleges/sixth-forms colleges/ apprenticeship providers

Each course will have its own requirements. Make sure you know what the requirements are for the course you would like to study:

  • Most courses will require a CV
  • Most courses will require an interview

5 GCSE’s at Grades 5 or above opens doors to your future!

What shall I do?

Research your future options using Career Cloud...

Need help getting registered? Click here to download the Student Set Up Guide.


... or track your career skills and achievements using Grofar

Where can I find out more about my options

Where can I study?

Links to local colleges and apprenticeship providers are below:

Our promise to parents

At Oasis Academy John Williams, we have committed to provide a tailored careers programme for each of our students that includes:

  • Opportunities to explore career and labour market information
  • STEM projects, along with other links between curriculum learning and careers
  • Regular encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • At least one personal guidance meeting with a qualified career advisor