Careers Advice and Education

CTA believe strongly in the importance and the role of Information, Advice and Guidance. There is a strong careers education programme including preparing our students ready for the world of work. We have been externally recognised, endorsed and nationally published as having an outstanding careers education programme. The work done with our CEIAG , resulted in Stephen Sutton MAT and CTA being shortlisted with SSMAT winning Medium Business of the Year 2019. In 2020 CTA were assessed externally and awarded with the Quality in Careers Education Award.

All students leaving CTA will be given a wide range of impartial information to make informed Post 16 choices about their future. We liaise with local and specialist national colleges, training providers, employers and the voluntary sector to ensure that knowledge is up to date and information can be shared about the needs, demands and the trends within the Labour Market locally, nationally and globally.

Mrs Poppleton is our Careers Leader who is a Level 7 qualified careers guidance practitioner with several years’ experience, specialist training and counselling skills. Mrs Poppleton offers impartial advice and guidance working with CTA students and their parent’s right from Year 7 through to Year 11. Please see our careers section for careers resources and links which you and your children can use.

To contact or book an appointment:
Call: 01543 682286

CTA additionally commission an external Careers Advisor, Pete Small from YETI, who offers impartial advice and guidance to our 6th Form Students. You can contact Pete on:

Careers Newsletters

Summer 2020

Careers Talks

Alice Audley, Solicitor, KPMG

Jenna Ostrowski – Senior Manager and Solicitor, KPMG

Dean Chauhan – Senior Manager and Solicitor, KPMG

Rosie Hendon – Manager and Solicitor, KPMG

Georgia Price, Bauer Media
Matt Windle – Poet with Punch

Matt Windle – Poet with Punch Challenge

Ian Dempsey, Triathlete
Satveer Nijjar – Attention Seekers

Satveer Nijjar – Attention Seekers – Challenge

Student and Professional Interview, Amy Attwater – NHS

Student and Professional Interview, Caitlin Atkins – F.A Dance & Fitness

Student and Professional Interview, Daniel Aston – Access Bookings

Student and Professional Interview, Doug Wright – McDonalds

Student and Professional Interview, Steve and Ellie Jones – Crown Highways

Student and Professional Interview, Jordan Brosnan – Coca-Cola

Student and Professional Interview, Eleanor Campion – Tribal Dreams UK

Eleanor Campion – Tribal Dreams UK

Emerson Dunne PCSO – West Midlands Police

Becky Barritt – Education Liaison Officer, Edge Hill University

Charlotte Atkins – Chartered Physiotherapist

Chris Brewerton – Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber of Commerce

Clair Doubleday – Senior Academic Advisor, The British Schools Foundation

Emma Hicken – NHS Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Hannah Fellows and Nicola Sherwood – NHS Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Henrietta Painter – HROC

Drew Roper – Yamination

Livia Shower – Degree Apprentice, Capgemini

Mitchell Dunn – Aldi

Paul Seedhouse – Senior Academic Advisor, The British Schools Foundation

Simon Girling – Girling Jones

Stafford College School Liaison Team

Steve Cranston – Lilac Media

Trudy Purkiss – Practitioner