Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Our aim is to enable students to develop the skills and attitudes as well as the knowledge that will help them to make career and other decisions wisely throughout their lives. As a school we have a responsibility to raise the aspirations of, and prepare students for the time they enter the wider community, either through employment or in further education or training. A key element of this preparation must come from the delivery of a coherent Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme.

The Whitley AP Academy is supported by C&K Careers and our own dedicated Careers Advisor who ensures that every pupil has access to personal advice and career planning. The school is currently working towards an Investors in Careers Award incorporating guidelines from the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Department of Education, Careers and Enterprise Company and Ofsted recommendations. We have a dedicated Careers Leader in school who has a strategic overview of Careers Education.

Below are links to websites that are useful for pupils and parents / carers

Easy-to-read job profiles listed A to Z, and careers information by student’s favourite school subject.

Focuses on science, technology, engineering and maths – On-line magazine, also published and distributed to schools. Includes a Regional Training Prospectus with info on a range of opportunities.

CV Builder template, Jobs and Apprenticeships and Career Resources.

Starting your career ladder, inspirational and young people focussed.

Apprenticeship Information

Main site for apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship vacancies.

Printed and online resources designed to give as much information as possible about Apprenticeships.

Local advertised apprenticeships.

Alternatives to Further or Higher Education

Good overview of alternatives to Higher Education.

Information, advice and guidance from GCSE to graduation.

University and Career Advice – high quality, school leaver programmes plus university course information.

Information about employment trends.

Local information about skills gaps.

A website dedicated to inspiring local students, it has labour market information and plenty of videos about new and exciting job roles and industry developments.

Wider Ranging Information and Advice for Young People.

Young person can build up a portfolio of personal information to use when thinking about future steps.

Blogs, ‘dream jobs’, and a careers toolkit.

Designed to “help young people think differently about their future”. Films can be searched by theme, e.g. “By Life”, “What’s Your Subject”, Influential Choices”)

National online careers film and video library. Real people, real jobs to help young people, students, teachers, career professionals, influencers. Includes teacher and parent resources, e.g. videos and prep for interviews and the interview itself.

Start is a free online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year-olds with their future career potential. It includes a facility to build a personal profile and to explore the career and learning options matched to the profile. Schools can purchase additional features to support CEIAG planning and enable students to link their personal profile to activities taking place in school.

Talking Jobs combines in-depth video case studies with learning materials written to meet outcomes from the National Framework for Careers Education. To help broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes. This resource was built to support school CEIAG activities and one-to-one work with careers professionals.

Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds, non-judgemental support and information on a wide range of topics, including sex, exam stress, debt and drugs.

2021 Apprenticeship Event

An apprenticeship event for young people and their parents/carers This online event will replicate the traditional “careers fair” style usually hosted for young people across Kirklees and Calderdale at the John Smiths Stadium, Batley Town Hall and The Shay Stadium. Young people and their parents / carers will be able to interact with a diverse range of employers and post 16 providers to gain information and advice on their apprenticeship programmes, pathways and opportunities.

The free event will take place on:

Thursday 11th March 2021, 4.00 – 9.00pm – Online, drop in between these times

As well as a range of exhibitors, C+K Advisers will also be on hand through the evening to offer advice and guidance.

Further details and a list of exhibitors can be found here

You can register for the event here

If you have any queries about the event, please call C&K on 01484 242000 or email

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