Careers and Education Information, Advice and Guidance
National Careers Week
Monday 1st - Saturday 6th March 2021
National Careers Week offers guidance and free resources across the nation to support young people in their next steps beyond education. This year, the programme is celebrating it’s 10th year and will be hosting various virtual events throughout the week, too. Our Employability Mentor, Miss Stuart has put together some awesome resources and will be updating the dedicated Google Classroom every day. Students, along with parents and carers, can access this by clicking here. You can also read more National Careers Week here.
CEIAG LEAD: Mr D Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org (01652 632576)
EMPLOYABILITY MENTOR: Miss O Stuart - email@example.com
Good quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16 and post 18.
CEIAG will therefore contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all.
We provide a comprehensive CEIAG programme to students in every year group through ICE sessions, tutor time activities and drop down days. This includes aspects of work related learning, enterprise education, option choices and information surrounding RPA (raising of the participation age).
Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to career plan and know how and where to access impartial and unbiased information.
The Careers programme is developed in consideration of the CBI’s 7 main employability skills.
These key areas are:
- Business and Customer Awareness
- Problem Solving
- Communication & Literacy
- Application of Numeracy
- Application of ICT
Pupils are given a huge range of opportunities to ensure they have all of the information they need to make informed choices for the next stage in their education and beyond. A few examples are given below:
- Careers Fair – local education providers and a huge range of career representatives attend the event
- 1 to 1 interviews with a qualified Careers Adviser
- Visiting speakers
- Careers lessons covering a range of topics
- IAG Days
How do I start my Careers Research? To prepare and help in making decisions on what you want to do when you finish school:
- If you don’t have Career ideas – go on the Careers quiz (Prospects) or Skills Assessment on National Careers Service to identify what Career areas suit your qualities and strengths.
- Research Career ideas: https://www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx www.prospects.ac.uk
- Research related college courses, Apprenticeships etc. Check grades needed, start dates, application closing dates www.northlincs.gov.uk/schools-libraries-learning/careers-guidance/stay-on-post-16/careers-information-advice-and-guidance/
- www.lincoln.ac.uk www.enlutc.co.uk (previously HUTC)
4. You can also research Sixth Form Colleges, Specialist Colleges Apprenticeships: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch
Resources that we encourage students and parents: