At Fortis Academy we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding upon the direction they take after finishing school. We provide impartial guidance and advice on further education, training or employment across KS3, KS4 and KS5.

In addition to involving many outside agencies such as employers and education providers to ensure pupils are provided with a wealth of opportunities to gain and develop their knowledge of the multitude of careers and progression options available to them.

If you are a provider of training or education who would like to engage with our students, please follow this link to view our Provider Access Statement:

SLT member with responsibility for careers

Name: Melissa Hunt
Title: Assistant Head Teacher
Email Address:

Telephone number: 0121 366 6611


What are the Gatsby Benchmarks (GB)?

We meet GB1 by having a robust programme in place which meets the needs of all our learners GB3. Using Labour Market information GB2, we ensure that we give our students relevant and diverse opportunities to engage with experiences of the workplace GB6 and build their aspirations.  Students are able to explore those aspirations within their subjects as each faculty and subject area exposes students to potential career pathways GB4.  Through an extensive programme of wider Opportunities students are able to meet a range of employers and employees GB5 and visit universities and apprenticeship providers GB7.  We work closely with our Enterprise Partner and a wide range of local and nationwide businesses to ensure that all students are able to discover and nurture their talents and interests. All students will receive professional guidance GB8 across the course of the programme.

Activities are planned to span the whole year.  Guidance takes place when and where necessary to address the needs of individual students.

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Parents / Carers


Meet Fortis Academy’s Enterprise Adviser!

Stacie Wilkes BSc(hons), Msc, MRSB
Network Response Team Manager
Pronouns: She/her

Stacie is an invaluable resource in supporting the school to develop links with industry, whilst advising on careers strategy and delivery. We are delighted to have Stacie on board!

Hello, I’m Stacie Wilkes, a Fluoridation Performance Manager at Severn Trent which is one the largest water companies in Britain. I’m proud to be a Woman in a STEM position in a company that cares about inclusivity and diversity, producing wholesome water and helping the community we serve. I’m excited to be able to step into the role as Enterprise Advisor in Fortis Academy working alongside Jacob and the careers team there to help spread my knowledge of the world of employment, link in my network of amazing Severn Trenters and help the pupils of Fortis Academy to get the best possible start to their future world of work..

To support our delivery of careers, our school is keen on developing strong partnerships with a wide range of educational institutions, training providers and employers who may contribute to our careers programme through:

  • raising aspirations and increasing motivation – helping young people identify educational and occupational goals
  • demonstrating the relevance of the knowledge and skills learnt in subjects to future opportunities in learning and working
  • demonstrating the links between living, learning and earning
  • providing work enrichment opportunities including work experience, workplace visits, guest speakers, curriculum support.

Can you Help?

We are looking for support with Mock Interviews, our annual Speed Networking event, Careers Fair and lunchtime careers talks.

Tell us how you can help with our Careers Provision.


Fortis Academy is delighted to be using Unifrog! Unifrog is a fantastic online platform which acts as a one top shop for careers, progression and personal development related information. All pupils in the school from Y7 – Y13 will have a Unifrog account which will enable them to use the careers library to explore a multitude of careers, the sixth form/colleges tool to view what local courses and colleges are available to them as well as a personality test empowering pupils to gain an understanding of the of careers that will suit their personality type and much more, all for free!

To start exploring click the link below.

Sign In – Unifrog

Link to a list of SEND Colleges and Providers
SEND Colleges – Birmingham Careers Service

Discover Your Future LMI video


Teachers need to be able to access the careers programme and may also find it useful to use some of the website links provided for students and parents/carers.

As a school, teachers will be identifying careers learning opportunities in subject schemes of learning and all subject teachers need access to these careers’ links: