Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

At John Cabot Academy, we recognise the importance of good quality CEIAG which enables our students to make the right learning and career options so that they can succeed in life after school.

We feel that good quality Careers Education will:

  • raise student aspirations;
  • help students to become effective career planners and managers of their own progression through learning and work;
  • raise their awareness of the options available to them after Year 11, 12 and 13.

We employ a professionally qualified Careers Adviser to work with all students (years 7-11) in the Academy.

Catrina Holmes can support students with their plans in relation to careers and employability including (but not limited to):

  • Identifying strengths and skills
  • Post 16 options
  • Work experience and volunteering opportunities
  • Employability skills (support with interviews and applications)
  • Signposting students and parents to career resources and pathways.

Catrina’s working days during term time are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and she is based in SF6. Students are welcome to drop into SF6 to ask questions and pick up careers information during break time and lunchtime. In addition, careers appointments can be arranged by speaking to Heads of Communities or by contacting Catrina directly.

Parents are welcome to attend careers appointments and can request information by email ( or by phone (ext 1126).

Useful Websites

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

Useful Careers Websites

The National Careers Service


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


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)

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


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


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.


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


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


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


The National Apprenticeship Website


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


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


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