Career, Work Related Learning and Enterprise is essential in preparing students for their development and transition into adult life. It links learning to the world of work and equips young people with the knowledge, skills and personal attributes required to succeed.

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Careers Testing
Careers Information & Advice
Options for Year 11s
Apprenticeships & School Leaver Jobs
CV Builder

Contact with industry professionals

Richmond Park Academy students have multiple opportunities throughout the academic year to have contact with people from industry. Some of these are through their subject lessons and trips, and others through specific career events. Examples of industries we have seen represented in Richmond Park Academy are: Engineers, Designers, Doctors, Nurses, Chefs, Dancers, Sportsmen, Entrepreneurs etc.

Work Related Learning Courses

Our RPA employability site funded and built by Work Ready Schools has launched in 2018 with modules for students to learn the skills they will need for the workplace. The site offers microlearning courses such as; resilience, leadership, personal branding, job hunting and more.

Work Experience

During Year 10 and Year 12, RPA students undertake a period of work experience. This will take place for Year 10 between 23-27 April 2018 and Year 12 between 9-13 July 2018 and will be organised through RPA in conjunction with Kingston & Richmond Education Business Partnership (KREBP) - part of our borough team. We work alongside the team at Achieving for Children to ensure that safe, worthwhile and suitable placements are in place for our students.

All About Careers have some great tips for specific placement types in some of the industries more difficult to gain experience in.

Extended Work Placements

Extended work placements are sometimes offered to students to support their studies. These placements usually take place for one day per week throughout the academic year, in an industry which the student is interested in. Benefits of placements include: learning key skills; developing maturity, resilience, self-management and supporting the transition into adult life.

Vocational Courses

Vocational Courses offered off-site during 2017/18 are:-

  • Hair & Beauty day release at Kingston College