Ormiston Forge Academy employs a full time ‘Director of Work Related Learning, Rachel McCarthy, who is also the Careers Leader for the academy. She is supported by a fully qualified Careers Advisor, Beverley Evans.

Pupils entitlement to careers education are set out in the Ormiston Academies Trust Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance Policy. The academy has a planned programme of Careers Education, providing pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills in order to make realistic careers decisions.

For any further information about the careers programme, please contact or

The DfE Guidance for careers guidance and access for education and training providers can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Forge policies regarding careers can be found in our POLICIES section of the website.

Pupil entitlement at Ormiston Forge Academy

  • Individual guidance from Beverley Evans (Careers Advisor), Pam Brown (Connexions Sandwell) and from Tracey Beech (The Access Project).
  • Access to computer programmes.
  • Access to UCAS, via dedicated staff, Tracey Beech (The Access Project).
  • Careers Education that links to the PSHE curriculum and via subject curriculum in the ‘World of Work’ focus.
  • A work experience placement in year 10 and in Sixth Form.

CLICK HERE to see the calendar of events for 2018/19.

Careers Resources

Free Download: A Guide To Career Options 2018 – CLICK HERE
Careers and Higher Education Information, Advice and Guidance Online Resources – CLICK HERE
Useful sources of LMI for schools and colleges – CLICK HERE
Guide to the labour market in the West Midlands – CLICK HERE
Careers of the future in the West Midlands – CLICK HERE 


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