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CEIAG - Careers


The aim of this site is to help inform and resource our students, parents and staff on Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

The world is a confusing place at the best of times, but with the current economic and youth unemployment situation, it is increasingly complicated for young people in particular.

In recent years there has been:

  • Increased ‘Globalisation’ and developing technologies, leading to new and changing ‘careers’ opportunities
  • an increasing move to ‘portfolio’ and transferable careers and work skills
  • a significant increase in Youth Unemployment
  • the ‘Raising of the School Participation Age’ (RPA), meaning that all students will soon be expected to remain in ‘Employment, Education or Training’ (EETs) until they are at 18
  • continual change to the ‘traditional’ educational and career progression routes
  • a corresponding growth in ‘Apprenticeships’
  • large increase in the cost of Higher Education Fees

This is all taking place at a time when large cuts in the services available, to help students make appropriate choices, has taken place.

This makes it ever more important that our students have access to information and advice so that they can get where they want to go in the future and know how they’re going to get there.  The information on this site is aimed at helping them to do just that, and to make the right choices for them, with skills and confidence, at each step along their school journey.

CEIAG Co-Ordinator - Mr K O'Shaughnessy

Tel: 01480 375700 Ext 5710


What is CEIAG?

Hinchingbrooke School seeks to offer a broad, impartial and effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme to help our students make a successful transition to the next stage of their development, be this further education, vocational training or employment.
The CEIAG programme provides support for students and carers facing the challenge of choosing their career options and developing their plans for the future, helping them to make sound judgements based on current Labour Market Information (LMI), their interests and aptitudes. It provides them with opportunities to develop key employability and enterprise skills needed to succeed in the world of work.
Our careers guidance is as much about inspiration and aspiration as it is about advice. Our programmes offer contacts with people from the trust, employer networks, FE colleges, higher education institutions, alumni or other high achieving individuals, in order to motivate students to think beyond their immediate experiences and encourage them to consider a broad and ambitious range of career options.
All students in the school from Year 7 to Year 13 have access to a work-based learning programme that provides opportunities for self-development, knowledge of careers, career management, the world of work and the development of employability skills. 


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