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The Ongar Academy

Resilience, Respect, Integrity, Community.


2021 – 2022 Careers Events at The Ongar Academy: 

  • Careers Personal Guidance: All year groups throughout the academic year. 

  • September 29th: Years 12 + 13 Hertfordshire University Trip 

  • October 14th and 15th 2021: Year 11 – 13 CV Masterclass Workshops. 

  • November 8th and 9th 2021: Year 10 Employability Skills and Local Labour Market Workshops. 

  • November 12th: Years 12 and 13 What Next Careers Event 

  • January 28th 2022: Year 11 Mock Interviews 

  • February 2nd 2022: Years 7 – 13 Careers Fayre 

  • February 7th: Year 11 – 13 Apprenticeship Workshops with Local Businesses Speakers. Parent/Carer evening virtual meeting regarding apprenticeships. 

  • February 11th 2022: Year 12 Mock Interviews 

  • February 22nd: year 11 – 13 Help Desk for Apprenticeships support. 

  • June 27th - 8th July: Year 10 Work Experience 

  • July 18th - July 22nd: Year 12 Work Experience 


Additional Events 

  • Year 10 University of Essex Trip 


Pupils entitlement to careers guidance: 

 The opportunity to research information on further education, apprenticeships, qualifications and career options from literature available in the library 

  • Support with option subject choices in Year 9, provided through ‘Options Evening’ and ‘Options Assemblies’ 

  • Hear about a range of career paths and options from visiting speakers, through assemblies. 

  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses post-16 (Year 11) 

  • Discussions about different career paths and professions during form time for PSHEE sessions (Years 7-11) 

  • Half termly Careers Newsletter that will introduce students to a range of further and higher education opportunities.  


Opportunities provided to allow access: 

 As part of the school’s careers programme, a number of events, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and their parents/carers. These include: a careers fayre for all year groups; a Post-16 evening for Year 11 and a KS4 Options Evening for year 9.  A selection of career guides and job related testing books are available to our students thanks to: 


Who providers should contact: 

 Should you require further information regarding careers, please contact Mr Paul Cooper, Assistant Headteacher, by calling 01277 500990 or emailing 


Rules for granting or refusing access requests, what providers expect once request is accepted: 


According to the type of activity, the main hall and classrooms will be the main premises used. Any specific arrangements can be communicated to the school prior to events taking place. The school will endeavour to provide any specialist equipment to support presentations such as a computer, sound and projector. 


Whether prospectuses can be left: 

 Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus at the school reception

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937