Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

CEIAG is provided to pupils in St. James’ through;


  • Designated lessons in PHSCE in Years 7-11
  • Subject-specific information on employability and skills learned through subjects
  • Enrichment and contact with local and national employers eg. Careers Convention/apprenticeship evenings/mock interviews/work experience/career specific guidance sessions


  • Growth Mindset and the culture of aspiration
  • The Ready To Learn and pastoral system to promote good employability habits


  • Relations with local employers and visits to school
  • Work Experience for Year 10 students
  • Curriculum Excellence Week – Year 9 Enterprise Day, Operating Theatre Live, STEM activities


  • Website – information on the careers programme and links to useful websites/databases
  • Parents – information provided on Parents’ Evenings/Options Evening/Parent-Tutor Evening

Information for Parents

Here are some websites that parents may wish to look out to find out more about careers guidance and post 16 options:

The Parents’ Guide to helping your child know ‘What’s Next’

Stockport College PowerPoint Presentation

Information for Staff

Careers education is something that every member of staff should be aware of and contribute to.  Government guidelines for careers education include the Gatsby Benchmarks that set out what excellent careers guidance and education should look like.

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Within faculties and subject areas, staff can get involved in a range of ways:

  • Nominate a careers ambassador who is responsible for overseeing careers within the faculty
  • Discuss career options with pupils, what jobs could your subject lead to?
  • Discuss post 16 options with pupils
  • Be actively involved with any school initiatives during National Careers Week
  • Display information about apprenticeship opportunities for your subject
  • Invite a speaker or employer to come and talk to pupils about your subject
  • Arrange a visit to a workplace
  • Plan a careers based topic / unit of work and engage with employers to help and support this

For ideas about how careers can bring your curriculum to life, click on the link below:

Employer Engagement 

At St James’ we work with a number of individuals and employers to support our Careers education but we are always looking for additional support. If you think you could help to bring our curriculum to life we would love to hear from you. We would welcome any amount of time you could give, however small and from any industry or employment sector.

If you would like to know a little more about the impact you could have, click on the link to watch ‘Give an hour …. make a difference’

Please get in touch by contacting Mrs Rarity with a brief outline of your job and how you think you could help.

Labour Market Information

LMI effectively describes the world of work – ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed?
The government funded ‘LMI for All’ website brings together robust sources of information for parents and students.

General Information

Useful Links

Which? University –
Find out what to study, where to go and how to get there. Includes advice on: A Levels choices, Career prospects. GCSE choice and university and Student finance.

Moving On Magazine –
Moving On is a fun and informative guide to the options for young people: apprenticeships, work experience, gap years, further education and higher education.

Career Point –
This website is a virtual environment for career information, advice and guidance, labour market information and apprenticeships.

The Apprenticeship Guide –
The Apprenticeship Guide is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to find out more about Apprenticeships and offers a whole host of information to help school leavers make the right career choice.

National Apprenticeship Service –
Visit this website to discover how Apprenticeships can deliver a real difference to young people.

Careers Box –
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aims to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers.

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