Careers education at Morecambe Bay Academy is delivered through LIFE lessons and underpinned by a tailored programme of support, from Year 7 to 13.

Please click here for Information on Careers Week 2024

We deliver age-appropriate modules to prepare students for key moments of choice and provide comprehensive, impartial information on all academic and vocational routes. Each year group has the opportunity to explore their future careers and the qualifications and skills required for their next steps in reaching their career goals.  Timetabled sessions ensure students have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about future studies and career options. Our dedicated careers advisor ensures these options are reviewed and updated regularly.

All our students meet through Years 7 to 13, visit and work with a range of employers and higher education providers to ensure they are fully aware of the diverse and exciting pathways available to them. We are able to draw on a breadth of expertise across our partnership and participation teams from universities to ensure our students are fully prepared to select and succeed on appropriate destinations through their education. All year 13 students have an industrial mentor who they work with once a half term.

The support and guidance of our career’s advisor through 1:1 interviews and enrichment activities ensure that all advice is impartial and tailored to the students needs. Our wide offer from external providers and further education colleges ensures we are fully compliant with the Baker clause.

Please see our Careers & IAG Policy, together with our Compass Report.

These give a full outline of our comprehensive careers programme throughout the academy and measurement of its impact.

Labour Market Information

For local labour market information or careers information please see the links below.

Skills Builder Accelerator

As part of the Skills Builder Accelerator programme, we have access to their home learning activities. It is free to use and has lots of resources and activities to help build employability skills.
Year 7 students will be practising these in form time and throughout their curriculum. The activities aim to help students practise these essential skills independently.


However, the resources aren’t just for Year 7 and can be used for any student in any year group who wishes to improve the essential skills needed for employment and future steps.
Just set yourself up and login and explore the range of activities you can use.


Apprenticeship Sector Workshops – Positive Destinations

Apprenticeship Sector Workshops

Year 10 – Work Experience

Please click the links below and read the documents to help you understand the work experience process

Year 10 – 1st July – 5th July 2024

Year 10 Work Experience 2024 – Parent Letter

Year 12 – 29th April – 3rd May 2024

Year 12 Work Experience 2024 – Parent Letter

Parent Information

How to Secure a Placement

Using the Gatsby Benchmarks to provide high quality Careers Education.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. At Morecambe Bay Academy we have built our careers education and guidance strategy around them.

Our Careers curriculum provides pupils at different stages in their school career with relevant information to help them make informed choices about options, careers, colleges, apprenticeships, university, and the world of work. This includes up to date labour market information.

The school has a careers enterprise co-ordinator from the company Capgemini to ensure careers provision is up to date for employers and advice and guidance is impartial and informative for all. We also benefit from a full time Careers Advisor.

Click here to view our Gatsby Benchmark results.


Careers Contacts

Miss Helena Thornton – Careers Leader


Tel: 01524 410207


Mrs Alicia Louth – Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator


Tel: 01524 402431