Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
At Epsom and Ewell High School we consider it our duty to offer a bespoke careers guidance and support package to our students. Our program aims to cover all the Gatsby benchmarks; a set of guidelines outlined in a 2013 report by the Gatsby Foundation and are recommended in the DfE's Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers, including the Baker Clause (January 2018).
INTENT OF OUR CEIAG PROGRAMME
We recognise that we serve a suburban community in Greater London with a diverse socio-economic make up. As a result, we strive to raise students’ aspirations and promote students’ awareness of a wider range of career pathways, helping them to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future. We intend to achieve the following outcomes:
Raise Aspirations- Gatsby benchmark 1, 2,3,4, and 7
Provide opportunities- Gatsby benchmark 3,5,6 and 8
Upskill students- Gatsby benchmark 2, 6, 7
IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR CEIAG PROGRAMME
We have put in place a comprehensive and robust programme of support, delivered through the curriculum in years 7-13. In order to deliver our programme using resources from Skills Builder and Unifrog during dedicated ½ hour sessions every week. Students also have a half- termly careers focused week and assembly where they hear from people in industry and alumni students. Additionally, we benefit from the support of Innervate career services, who provide one-to-one personalised guidance to those who need it most, in years 10-13. This has expanded students’ access to a range of opportunities including advice tailored to the individual needs and circumstances of the students.
EEHS CEIAG LEARNING JOURNEY
ACTIONS TAKEN SINCE 2021
To improve the quality of provision for careers we have:
- Invited alumni to return to EEHS to speak about their experiences since leaving school.
- Increased allocated hours of funding for an external and impartial careers service to work with students in a more focussed way.
- Created a working party link with Epsom College to give students in year 10,11,12 and 13 access to further career talks and fairs
- Joined the Careers Hub and East Surrey Coast2Capital networks
Management of provider access requests
Miss H Cobbold is our Designated Careers Leader and IAG Manager. If you would like to contact Miss Cobbold, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employers - please download our provider access details, within our Careers Policy.
Application for ApprenticePlease see below some useful links regarding career pathways:
Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
Take a 5 to 10 minute assessment to find out what job categories, and which particular job roles, might suit you. You don’t need to sign in or create an account to save your assessment. You can also complete it later and look at your results again at any time.
Alternatives to University
Please click on the links below for alternatives to university, including higher apprenticeships, sponsored degrees and school leaver schemes
www.archapprentices.co.uk/ (Digital Media and IT)
Help with Applications
Please click on the links below for help with applications:
Volunteering and Gap Years
Please click on links below for information:
Please click on the links below for further information:
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship (How to search for an apprenticeship in England)
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ (Everything you need to know!)
Additional Career Sites
https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/ - to help you make the right A level choices, understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities
https://www.brightknowledge.org/ - career pathways
https://jobs.totalprofessions.com/ – links to professional institutes who often have their own careers sections and lists of accredited degrees
https://icould.com/ - including Buzz personality test
https://www.ucas.com/ click course search then course entry requirements
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ click Options with Your Degree Subject then Jobs & Work Experience then Industry Insights
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