Ms Faye Peapell – Careers Advisor
At David Nieper Academy, the Careers Advisor plays an essential role in supporting our young people to understand what qualifications or standards must be met to go on to meaningful destinations and are ready for the next stage of education, employment, or training.
Our Careers Advisor, Faye Peapell holds a Level 6 Careers Guidance and Development qualification. Her two most recent Career posts have been in a Derby City School as a Careers Manager for several years, followed by a Career Lead role in a South Derbyshire school. She has experience of delivering both 1:1 career-based interviews and group work sessions based around employability skills/career exploration. She enjoys meeting with our students to support them with their career aspirations and goals.
How Our Careers Advice Works
Faye meets separately with each David Nieper Academy student in Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Faye conducts group work sessions with our Year 7 & 8 students.
In Year 7, Faye introduces herself and encourages students to think about careers.
In Year 8 and Year 9, Faye encourages students to think about GCSE (Year 9) options and to understand how their subject choices might influence their future careers.
In Year 10 and Year 11, Faye helps plan the move to Further Education, discussing options including A levels, college courses and apprenticeships.
In Year 12, Faye explores with each student, all career options open after Year 13, perhaps to identify relevant universities, apprenticeships, and employers.
In Year 13, Faye advises and assists with applications for Higher Education, jobs, apprenticeships, and training.
Action Plan Takeaway
After each meeting Faye provides our Enterprise & Employability Coordinator, Mrs Victoria Fawcett, an Action Plan for each student, which reminds them of relevant sources of information, of any research needed, and of any goals, objectives and/or deadlines that have been agreed which is then uploaded to our Unifrog platform for students to refer to.
Our internal careers team are then on hand to provide follow-up support.