Careers Guidance

Here at Lydiard Park Academy we are committed and passionate when preparing students for both Higher Education and entry into the labour market.

Careers Education is embedded into the Curriculum from Year 8 through to Year 13. With an emphasis based upon apprenticeship support from Years 11-13.

We support the student body by offering a combination of activity based learning but also direct links within our curriculum in order for students to have impartial advice which helps them to consider their future plans.

Visits from/to local businesses are regular features of the school calendar. In Year 10, we enlist external business support and offer mock interviews whilst at the same time hosting our annual careers fair. We are fortunate to have prestige businesses such as Honda, Intel, Great Western Hospital, Nationwide and Excalibur communications working with us to support such events.

Vocational routes and apprenticeships are given the same focus when preparing students for Higher Education. We strive to offer impartial advice in order to help our students make informed decisions regarding their futures.

To support this further we work very closely with 3AAA who are one of Swindon’s premier apprenticeship providers allowing us to conduct mock interviews, CV creation and assess employability skills.  They can be contacted via

This section will allow for a one-stop location for all things ‘Careers’ so please browse the webpage.

Best regards,
Mr M Godley
Careers Co-ordinator

Provide Access Policy – 
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Swindon JobFest 2019 – Date TBC
Vocational Grants Flyer – click here for further details.

Ofsted Quote

“Inspectors should explore:….

The extent to which the school has developed and implemented a strategy for ensuring that all pupils in Years 8 to 13 receive effective careers guidance. The impact of this guidance in helping young people to make informed choices about their next steps.

How well the school meets the needs of all vulnerable groups of pupils, including reducing the numbers who do not continue to education, employment or training.”

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