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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Careers Events

Weekly Pop Ups

Every Tuesday we have different Post 16 providers in school to talk to student about their future opportunities. Colleges, schools and training providers are available every Tuesday lunchtime in the LRC.

Business Breakfasts

Each half-term we invite local businesses and training providers into school for a Business Breakfast. Student at breakfast club can have an informant chat with companies and employers to find out more about the world of work. Some students will gain more structured time with them during tutor time also.

Futures Fair 

Each year we invite a wide range of employers, training providers, further and higher education establishments to present at our Futures Fair. Whist aimed at Key stage 4, all students will have the opportunity to explore at this event and gain information and guidance about opportunities in the future. We also encourage parents of Key stage 4 students to attend. 

Inspirations Day 

Inspirations Day is our whole school careers event held in the spring term. All pupils will take part in a range of careers related activities such as: 

Year 7 

Destination Uni at University of Sunderland 

Year 8   

Mental Wellbeing and Careers with Sunderland College 

Year 9 

FutureMe, Medical Mavericks and Career Options with Newcastle College 

Year 10 

Experiences of the Workplace 

Year 11 

Being a Top Student at Durham University 
Being Employable with DWP 
Where Am I Headed? With East Durham College 

There is also a series of  “Careers in…” workshops which offer every student a meaningful encounter with an employee from a different industry sector and a hands-on experience of a task that this job involves. 

Thornhill Academy is working as part of the North East’s second careers hub with the NELEP. This allows us to work collaboratively with schools from across the region to share best practice and innovate. 

World of Work Week

Every July we engage in workplace experience. For year 10, this is a significant process of supporting students to organise their own face-to-face placement in the workplace developing employability skills along the way. For Key stage 3, we also aim to offer workplace experiences facilitated by our partner organisations to set challenges and activities to give a taste of the world of work. Below is a flavour of the experiences gained last year.