The CEIAG – (Careers Education Information Advice Guidance) provision in a Delta Academy has been designed to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work. Our Careers Programme is personalised to the academy in conjunction with our partners at Progress Education.  Please use this link for the Academy Careers portal.

Careers Education and is provided though:

  • Subject Lessons, – Information and discussions in with a subject specific focus to help you make decisions about careers based on subject knowledge and transferable skills.
  • Tutorials, Assemblies & Life Lessons – Discussions and resources about the local market information, growth job sectors and
  • Step Up Days – Events such as employability days

Information, Advice & Guidance is provided through:

  • Careers Cafes & Careers Fairs – Employers, Colleges and Universities will visit the school on a regular basic to talk to you about their industry and how to train and qualify for role in that sector.
  • Careers Portal – You have access to our online Careers Portal.
  • Results Service – a team of advisers will be able to talk through you needs on results day to help you confirm your intended destination.
  • Qualified 1-2-1 Guidance – You also have access to a qualified careers advisor, who will provide confidential and impartial advice to students on the information they have received or to help guide students to make fully informed decisions.
    • Planning for the future – if you have a career idea but want to find out the best route for you or if you have no career ideas our advisers can help you create career ideas around your interests and skills.
    • GCSE & A Level Options – Choosing your options and what would best suit you.
    • Apprenticeships – Finding work or an apprenticeship, including job hunting techniques including mock interviews
    • Parents Evenings – Access to careers advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, enrichment activities, parents and option evenings and on results days
    • Technology – Information and updates will also be available on notice boards, plasma screens and the websites

Experiences of the Workplace

At Darton Academy we provide a range of experiences of the workplace. We regularly offer virtual work experience opportunities, as well as bespoke physical experiences when opportunities arise. For example, in 2021-22 students undertook virtual medical work experience, while others attended virtual and physical work experience with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Leeds. 

When opportunities are added there is a link with the work experience that students can use to register. Students are alerted to these via their school e-mail. In 2022 we are offering a number of opportunities relating to apprenticeships and the new T Levels where students will access workshops and webinars. The Careers Portal has also been embedded onto the website so that parents and students can easily gain access. 

Darton Academy has an ongoing agreement with our enterprise link, Premdor, to take groups of students down to the factory for a tour of the workplace. This will follow the speed dating activity carried out in school with our Enterprise Partners and is targeted at year 8 and 9. 

Over the academic year, we will be sharing a range of virtual workshops, targeting key groups in order to raise the level of uptake on the careers portal.

Contact Information

Careers Leader: Dave Bond


  • Telephone: 01226 232306

Careers Adviser: Jane McKinney

  • Email:
  • Telephone:  01226 232306
  • Availability: Friday

General Enquires and Provider Access 

 Please contact the Careers Leader or use the contact details below 

Careers Advisors: Jane McKinney and Ginny Sheldon

  • Email:
  • Telephone:  01226 232306 
  • Availability: Monday and Friday
  • Email: 
  • Telephone: 01226 232306

Financial Support

Dave Bond

Jane McKinney