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(Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

 It is a priority for us at Mangotsfield School to provide our students with a full Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for the future and have had experiences, opportunities and information to help them make choices for future study and work.

Employability is the ability to get work and progress in your future career and to realise potential. Learning about and developing employability skills is vital for young people as well as being able to identify the skills you have acquired over the years. Our CEIAG Programme helps our students understand employability and understand how important it is to have the right attitude and work ethic as they progress through education and training.

At Mangotsfield, we believe this a whole school commitment which involves input from all school staff, our students, parent/carers, the business community and employers as well as a whole arrange of education providers – colleges, universities and training providers.

We link our programme to The Department for Education and OFSTED recommendations and review and update our provision through feedback, evaluation and the Compass Audit.

Starting in Year 7 and during each year that students are at Mangotsfield students they will develop their careers and skills awareness through a programme of events and learning both in and outside of school.

Below are example timelines of a student’s CEIAG journey through the school – both in Years 7 to 11.

CEIAG Year Plan 2018-19

September Guarantee 2018

Prior to the summer examinations 97.2% of students had an intended destination in education, employment or training.

Your role as partners in CEIAG

Teachers and School Staff – To provide learners with opportunities to discover and learn about careers and employability, engage with the wider business community and with employers inside and outside of the classroom. To link schemes of learning with the world of work and, as mentors, to discuss experiences, skills development and progression with students and help them record this on Unifrog.

Students – To engage with CEIAG events and learning opportunities, ask questions, research and discover all they can about future possibilities. Evaluate, record events and meet Unifrog targets.

Parents/Carers – To be aware of the CEIAG calendar and engage in the events and discussion about careers, progression and opportunities. To use Unifrog and other CEIAG resources to help support at home.

Employers and the wider community – We would love to hear from you if you could support the school either by helping with a CEIAG event at the school, at your place of work or by offering work experience. Please contact Mr Jordan on craig.jordan@cset.co.uk

Mr Craig Jordan is the CEIAG co-ordinator at Mangotsfield and is a first point of reference at the school. Mr Jordan is available on 01454 862731. Mrs Blackmore, Deputy Head, leads on CEIAG and Curriculum and our link School Governor for CEIAG is Mr Richard Warman.

We also have Careers Guidance Partners who work with us and our students who are Level 6 and Matrix qualified. We offer one to one careers interviews for all our Year 11 students to provide advice and guidance on transition and progression and to ensure students have confirmed destinations when they leave the school.

Below are some useful links to CEIAG websites.



Mangotsfield School is currently partnered with Unifrog.

National Careers Service


The National Careers Service was launched in 2012 and provides a free and impartial careers advice service for adults and young people (aged 13 and over). 
The public can access information, advice and guidance on all aspects of careers, skills and training.

To access the service and find out more, visit the website or call on 0800 100 900.



Are you 14—19 and living in the South West?
Want to know:
Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?
More about different job sectors and what they are looking for?
About working and studying— including apprenticeship and university level study?
Get the information you need to help you plan your future work and study at Careerpilot.



Check out Futuremorph; a careers site that shows how studying science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to exciting and rewarding careers....



Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for some students when they leave school to gain both qualifications and work experience at the same time - and earn money in the process! To find out all about apprenticeships and to register and search for vacancies across all sectors please look at the website.

Post 16

In 2018 Mangotsfield and Downend Sixth Form joined together and all Post 16 education is now taught from the Downend site. We encourage all learners to consider all options so please find a list of some local post 16 providers.


Downend & Mangotsfield Sixth Form Centre - http://www.downend.com/About/Sixth-Form/

St Brendan’s Sixth Form College - https://www.stbrn.ac.uk/   

SGS College - www.sgscol.ac.uk/

City Of Bristol College - www.cityofbristol.ac.uk/  

Bath College - www.bathcollege.ac.uk/

Digitech Studio School - www.digitechstudioschool.co.uk/  

Onsite (apprenticeships) - www.onsitebristol.co.uk/

Bristol Rovers - www.bristolroverscommunity.org.uk/btec


 This is by no means an exhaustive list but it gives an indication of the many providers in the local area.