Careers and work experience
CEIAG is aimed at providing pupils and parents with occupational guidance and vocational advice, helping pupils to think about what they want to do with their lives and about the sort of people they wish to become. We believe that co-ordinated provision is central to developing these aims with curriculum subject areas, tutors and external agencies where appropriate make significant contributions.
The school has an independent careers advisor for pupils in Years 7 – 13 who provides guidance interviews for pupils and participates in specific lessons in the Year 11 Careers Education programme.
Lunchtime Careers Pop-Ups
Every Tuesday and Thursday we host Lunchtime Careers Pop-Ups outside the Refectory where representatives from employers, training providers and colleges provide information to students about options after leaving school.
12/ 9 - Royal Air Force
14/9 - Wavin
19/9 - Mander Duffill
21/9 - CRB Engineering
26/9 - Awdry Law
3/10 - Wiltshire Council
5/10 - Specsavers
10/10 - British Army
12/10 - Royal Navy
7/11 - NHS (Swindon First Great Western Hospital)
16/11 - Bath College
28/11 - Social Zebra
30/11 - Alliance Pharmaceuticals
The curriculum provides pupils with experiences which contribute to a growing understanding of themselves and their strengths and limitations. It will also develop the skills associated with choices and decision making.
Years 8, 9, 10 and 11
Specific Careers Education and Guidance is provided through timetabled lessons and modules of careers education, through the school's curriculum and tutor group work. This includes opportunities for students to hear from training providers and employers at appropriate times on school. Tutors have an active and defined role in prompting thought, monitoring progress, identifying individual guidance needs and referring pupils to the Careers Advisor as necessary. All pupils undertake a week of work experience in Year 10.
Most students have fairly clear ideas about their future as a result of previous sound careers advice. This is enhanced by formal discussions with our Careers Advisor and also drop-in sessions, work experience placements and information about Apprenticeships, Higher Education, including visits to universities and colleges, and some directed work in tutor groups.
Further careers information for students:
eCLIPS - Password: SN14 6HJ or
Kudos - licence code: opencode22
Advice for Parents is available here:
The Parents Guide To (Downloadable guides to help support your child with key decisions about their future)
Advice for parents of children with special educational needs or disability (SEND)
Career Days offer online career and work experience sessions for young people aged 13-18. Students will get with advice on how to apply to university followed by an afternoon session of work experience to help them see what the career may be like. Participants will receive a certificate confirming their work experience. If you are interested, please register to join the online days through the website https://www.careerdays.co.uk
- Performing Arts Career Day - Saturday 30th September 2023
- Medicine Career Day - Saturday 7th October 2023
- Midwifery Career Day - Saturday 21st October 2023
- Dentistry Career Day - Saturday 28th October 2023
- Business Career Day - Sunday 5th November 2023
- Psychology Career Day - Saturday 11th November 2023
- Architect Career Day - Saturday 18th November 2023
- Vet Career Day - Saturday 25th November 2023
- Law Career Day - Saturday 2nd December 2023
- Computer Science Career Day - Saturday 9th December 2023