Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Rationale for Careers Education and Guidance and Work-Related Learning

Careers Education and Guidance & Work-Related Learning make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, in order to help them make a successful transition to adulthood.

A planned, tailored and progressive programme of activities and interventions supports learners in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities, help young people to follow a career path and manage the transitions of their working lives.

Aims: Our aim is to help learners, through careers and work-related activities and interventions, to be able to:

  • Develop their understanding of themselves in relation to future learning and employment opportunities
  • Learn and experience careers and the world of work
  • Develop their career management and employability skills

Careers Leader
Mr Goodenough is the named careers leader at MCA – he can be contacted via main reception or by email:




We Provide the following exciting activities for all year groups:

Employer Workshops – from time to time there will be workshops from a range of different employers. Please keep an eye on the daily notices for a chance to sign up.

Enrichment Day activities – there are opportunities for our students to sign up to a range of enrichment day activities. Please keep an eye on daily notices for more information.

Visits to Careers Fairs – meet local employers, colleges and universities to gain information.

Visits to Local Employers – Usually offered to students in small groups.

Careers interviews (upon request) – there is a sign up list in the House Office. All students can request an interview with the academy careers adviser.


Useful websites describes the importance of studying specific subjects. – Information and advice for young people in Suffolk with links to local and national sites on a range of topics The national government website with lots of information on a vast range of jobs & careers. This site also has links to job seeking skills, such as writing CVs, filling in application forms and going for interviews. This is the website for information about higher education courses, applications and student finance. – search and register for Apprenticeships – links and advice on how to get into a particular industry. – discover and explore exciting careers – shows the most favoured jobs in the country right now. – demonstrate the skills required to get into a certain industry.