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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Programme (CEIAG)

Careers Lead - Karen Green -  - direct line 01753 559882

The Westgate School is committed to providing a high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance programme to all students and their parents.

In line with the statutory guidance produced by the DFE and the Gatsby Benchmarks, students receive careers advice embedded into the curriculum in addition to dedicated one to one opportunities and group work. CEIAG is incorporated into all year groups to stimulate the interests of students and to inspire them to reach their full potential.

Students will have experienced the following CEIAG opportunities by the time they leave school:

  1. An embedded programme of careers education.
  2. Access to Labour Market Information and future study opportunities.
  3. The Careers need of individual students is tailored and measured.
  4. Careers and enterprise education, and the curriculum is liked to real-world career pathways.
  5. All students experience encounters with employers virtually and face to face according to Government guidelines.
  6. Students will engage employers by attending off-site opportunities and term time work experience at Sixth form.
  7. Encounter in-depth information from further and higher education and training providers, and apprenticeships whilst in key stage 4 and 5. (see attachment for External Providers below)
  8. Personal and private guidance by an independent advisor and supported in school by the careers Lead

Measured by student trackers and student voice.

Some ongoing examples of careers activities and opportunities:

  • Workplace, University and College visits.
  • Tutor time careers-themed tasks.
  • Extensive access to Unifrog careers platform for all students and parents.
  • Subject-specific group employer engagement sessions.
  • Independent guidance careers interviews in transition Years 11 and 13.
  • Updated online Labour Market resources, and visits to career fairs and events.
  • Business mentoring schemes and Alumni support and guidance.
  • Work experience for Year 12 students.
  • Face to face and virtual Career talks delivered by businesses from all sectors.
  • Employer visits, and support with employability skills and attributes.
  • CV/application writing skills and 1:1 mock interviews conducted by employers.
  • Updated apprenticeship and T Levels information and support with applications and interviews.
  • Group based ‘sector’ careers meetings and drop-in sessions.

Raising the Participation Age :

All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th Birthday. This can be achieved in the following ways:

  • Full-time in a school, college or with a training provider. 
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship  to gain qualifications.


Click on the links to visit the websites below:

Engineering Apprenticeships and Training