Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

An Overview

Information and guidance on future options and career pathways forms part of the curriculum and provision for all students at John Cabot Academy.  We offer our students ‘one to one’ Careers’ guidance interviews with a specialist, impartial, qualified advisor.

We believe that the range of opportunities to learn more about potential careers paths is one of our strongest features at John Cabot Academy and is an area of real growth at present. We recognise that good quality CEIAG enables our students to make the right learning and career options so that they can succeed in life after school.

This enables students to:

We feel that good quality Careers Education will:

  • Enable students to identify their strengths and skills
  • Raise their aspirations
  • Become effective career planners and managers of their own progression through learning and work.
  • Develop employability skills
  • Know what options are available to them after Year 11, 12 and 13.

Please contact Alex Lynett (0-25Lead) Alex.Lynett@JCA.Cabot.ac.uk if you would like any further information or an appointment.

Useful Websites

Below are several websites for further information about your future career or education pathway:

Useful Careers Websites

The National Careers Service

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

 

Information about training routes and required qualifications for a wide range of jobs. The website also includes a ‘skills health check’, resources to support CV writing and a course finder.
Graduate Prospects

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles

 

Detailed careers information including progression routes, demand levels and links to associated sources of information for further research.
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

http://westofenglandlep.co.uk/people-and-skills/local-sector-skills-statements/

The West of England LEP have produced sector guides for the areas that they have identified as being most in demand (Advanced Engineering & Aerospace, Creative & Digital, Construction & Development, Health & Life Sciences, High Tech, Low Carbon and Professional & Financial Services).
Career Pilot

www.careerpilot.org.uk

 

A range of useful information about choices and progression routes at post 16 and 18. There is a parents section on the website as well as links to other useful resources including Labour Market Information.
Careers Near Here

www.careersnearhere.com

 

A locally based website for students in the Bath & Bristol area. Lots of regularly updated useful information about work experience opportunities, local job sectors and career tools.
Start

https://www.startprofile.com

 

Rate your skills, interests and qualifications you are interested in to generate career ideas.

You can also search for individual career profiles, view videos of people talking about what their job is really like and explore by sector area.

Success at School

https://successatschool.org/

 

Career zone areas, practical advice articles on a range of different careers and employability topics and a forum where you can ask employers and universities questions!

 

Careers Box

www.careersbox.co.uk

 

A wide range of videos of professionals talking about what their job is really like.

 

The National Apprenticeship Website

www.findapprenticeshipservice.gov.uk

 

A live national database of apprenticeship opportunities. Register to set up searches to receive information about work based training that matches your interests and career goals.
The South Gloucestershire Post 16 Directory

http://edocs.southglos.gov.uk/post16/

 

This lists, sixth forms, colleges and training providers in the local area.
The Bristol Post 16 Directory

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/239525/Bristol+Post-16+Directory+for+Sept+2016_0_0_0.pdf/62b0ebfe-cbf8-4a93-9035-886d3297d812

 

This lists sixth forms, colleges and training providers in the Bristol area.