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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 National Careers Strand Gatsby Benchmarks 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 examples of student CEIAG learning through their time at Mangotsfield.

Year 7 – ‘Explore My Career’ Employer visits and Careerpilot

Year 8 – ‘Year 8 Choices Day’ Meeting employers and networking.

Year 9 –  Ambitions Event

Year 10 – Work Experience

Year 11 – Post 16 Fair and Further Education Provider assembly visits.

September Guarantee 2019

Prior to the summer examinations over 98% 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.

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

Parents/Carers – To be aware of the CEIAG events and engage in the events and discussion about careers, progression and opportunities. To use CEIAG resources and websites 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 Carey Phillips on carey.phillips@cset.co.uk

Miss Carey Phillips is the Careers Co-ordinator at Mangotsfield and is a first point of reference at the school. Miss Phillips is available on 01454 862722. Mrs Blackmore, Deputy Head, leads on CEIAG and Curriculum and our link School Governor for CEIAG is Ms Duff.

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. This year our external careers guidance partner is Katie Cole from Compass Careers who is in school on a Monday each week.

Below are some useful links to CEIAG websites.

Further Education

Downend and Mangotsfield Sixth Form  www.downend.com/About/Sixth-Form/

City of Bristol College www.cityofbristol.ac.uk

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College www.sgscol.ac.uk

City of Bath College www.citybathcoll.ac.uk

Hartpury College (Gloucestershire) www.hartpury.ac.uk

Wiltshire College including Lackham and Chippenham www.wiltshire.ac.uk

St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College www.stbrn.ac.uk

Weston College www.weston.ac.uk

Higher Education

www.ukcoursefinder.com  – questionnaire to help identify degree subjects

www.prospects.ac.uk – guide to graduate careers/career planner

www.unistats.com  – official data for undergraduate courses and satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study

www.ucas.com  - Higher Education courses in UK

www.open.ac.uk  – part time study with the Open University

www.futurelearn.com  – free on line courses (MOOCS)

Careers Information

www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk   - information on 800 careers, Job Profiles, Skills Health Check (what jobs could suit)

www.careerpilot.org.uk   -choices at 14,16,18,quizzes to match skills to jobs

www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/find-career-ideas/buzz-quiz   – what you’re like and what you could do

www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching  - training/routes into teaching

www.healthcareers.nhs.uk – NHS careers and training

www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk  – how to get started in a career in NHS

www.goconstruct.org  – information about careers in construction

www.studentladder.co.uk  – information from GCSE to graduation

Employment information

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch – search for apprenticeship

www.gov.uk/find-a-job –job search facility

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – paid alternatives to university

www.jobs.nhs.uk  – jobs in the nhs

Gap year

www.gapyear.com  - year out ideas

www.volunteering.org.uk  – UK volunteering opportunities

WHERE NEXT Open Days Information


Thurs 21st  November 

6pm – 8pm

Downend School Sixth Form 


Sat 12th Oct 2019

10am – 1pm

All Centres

Tues 28th Nov 2019

5pm – 7.30pm

All Centre

Sat 18th Jan 2020

10am – 1pm

All Centres

Sat 2nd May 2020

10am – 1pm

All Centres

Sat 4th July 2020

10am – 1pm

All Centres


Wed 25th Sept 2019

5.30pm – 8pm

SGS Filton Campus (A levels only)

Sat 5th Oct 2019

10am – 1pm

All SGS Campuses

Sat 23rd  Nov  2019

10am – 1pm

All SGS Campuses

Sat 25th Jan 2020

10am – 1pm

All SGS Campuses

Thurs 24th April 2020

5.30pm – 8pm

All SGS Campuses


Sat 5th Oct 2019

10am – 2.30pm

Thurs 17th Oct 2019       

5pm – 8pm

Wed 20th Nov 2019

5pm – 8pm

Thurs 6th Feb 2020

5pm – 8pm 

The above information shows open days for the larger colleges. There are other sixth form centres and colleges which parent/carers and students may wish to visit/consider.

More information on providers is available on the Career Pilot website www.careerpilot.org.uk/providers.

Please contact Miss Phillips for further information or assistance.