It's never too soon to start thinking about what's important to you in a job!

Mrs Pipe is the school's Careers Co-ordinator, and you can contact her in the library if you have any questions regarding careers.

Beginning to think about yourself and your future?

It isn’t too soon to start learning new skills and about the world of work. The sooner you start, the more you'll be ready to make decisions in the future about your learning and career plans. The career you choose will affect:

  • Your lifestyle and income
  • Your outlook on life
  • The friends you make

Careers lessons and information in school, as well as help and advice from your careers adviser, will help you get ready to make these decisions as you progress through your time at Alec Hunter Academy.

Labour Market Information

Identifying where the jobs are now and where they could be in the future is called Labour Market Information. Researching this will help you choose your options and future career pathways.


Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

It is a government requirement that young people stay in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday; more information can be found here.  This can be any of the following:

  • Sixth Form
  • Further Education College
  • Apprenticeships / Traineeships
  • Employment (with training)
  • Volunteering (with training)

If you would like a careers guidance interview, please book an appointment in person with Mrs Pipe in the library or you can email

For further information, advice & guidance please visit the Directions IAG website, which is packed full of useful information for students, parents and carers using this link: