Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) is key to students success whether they choose to leave us at 16, 18 or older. As a college, we are committed to providing personalised, high quality, impartial information and up-to-date advice and guidance through answering the wide range of questions students may have about progression to further learning opportunities, skills development and career choice. This work begins with our students in Year 7 with a programme that continues all the way through to Year 13. We start by getting to know the strengths and interest of students and continue to guide them throughout their college life. The vertical tutoring system allows us to get to know our students as individuals so we can advise them appropriately throughout their development. In addition, students participate in a programme of specific IAG sessions. In addition, there are various events at pivotal points in a student’s educational journey, which help to inform and advise on the choices and information available; including assemblies, parent and student information evenings and work related skills, opportunities and information visits. These include Internships (Work Experience) in Year 12, an Industry Day in Year 9 as well as bespoke opportunities throughout all key stages including the Bishop Grosseteste University programmes for students in Years 9, 10 and 11. The latest edition to the programme has been a very well received Year 11 specific impartial IAG evening for students and parents called ‘On from CBEC’ which is supported by a number of guest speakers.
All members of staff are expected to contribute to the CEIAG programme through their roles as tutors/coaches and subject teachers. Careers education is planned, monitored and evaluated by the coordinator in consultation with members of the Senior Team. Mrs Winterbourne is our full-time CEIAG and WRL (Work Related Learning) Coordinator and is available on both campuses to offer impartial Information, Advice and Guidance to all students. More specifically, she works with students (in groups or individually) from years 9-11, and with students at Post-16 who might need Advice or Guidance with Careers, including Choosing options, A level packages, Job seeking including Apprenticeships and Further & Higher Education choices.
Drop-in sessions for students are run every Wednesday and Friday lunchtime in the Careers Library (inside Main Library) of the Casterton campus (for those in years 7-11) and on a Monday and Thursday lunchtime on the Oakham campus (for post-16 students). Students may also be referred by their Personal Tutor/Academic Coach.
Mrs Winterbourne attends all parents evenings if you wish to see her at this time.
For details of the college CEIAG policy click here.
Following National Careers Week, a series of careers information leaflets designed by Open Doors Media, (creators of the Regional Training Prospectus), were made available for schools.
Each leaflet gives a short overview of the sector with information on career prospects, useful statistics and details of the qualifications the sector looks for. They are not only a great starting point but give links to other resources.
Business & Finance
Creative & Media
Customer Service and Admin
Energy & Renewables
Environmental and Land Based
Food & Drink
Hair & Beauty
Health & Social Care
IT and Telecoms
Sports & Fitness
Transport & Logistics
Travel & Hospitality