Careers Online Resources
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Overview of CEIAG @ Smithills

CAREERS support is available for ALL YEAR GROUPS

Mrs Isaacs is available in the Careers Office (L2) for all students to access support & guidance. Please feel free to call in at the times shown below. 

Please note: Lesson times are only for pre-booked interviews/appointments.

Opening times:                 Monday- Friday 

Before School:                     8.00 - 8.40am

Session ZERO:                     With prior permission from form tutor 

Break:                                   11.15 - 11.35am 

Lunch:                                  1.35 - 2.15pm 

After school:                        3.15 - 4.00pm  



  • General information and advice about any Careers you would like to explore.  

  • General advice about the options available to you Post 16

  • Support or guidance with searching for courses, apprenticeships and training providers

  • Support or guidance needed throughout the post 16 application process

  • Help to complete Post 16 applications 

  • Careers 1:1 Interviews (sign up in careers and we will book a suitable time) 


ONLINE : Careers resources for Smithills Students 

Links to a range of excellent careers websites and resources can be accessed above. Students should see Mrs Isaacs in careers for the School License Codes to access Kudos and U-Explore Start. 


Weekly ​Careers Bulletin

All students have access to a weekly Careers Bulletin during session Zero providing the latest information about careers events available both in school and out of school. Students are invited to attend visits to universities, local training providers, colleges and places of work.  Any other opportunities for students to receive careers advice and guidance are also signposted in the bulletin.


​CEIAG Contact @ Smithills



​You are welcome to contact the careers team if you would like;

  • To ask the team a specific question about your son/daughters career aspirations

  • Some general information about Careers

  • Advice regarding post 16 progression

  • To provide feedback from an event or careers activity


CEIAG PROGRAMME @Smithills 2020-21 

All students have access to Careers through a carefully designed education programme providing a continuous platform on which students can deepen their knowledge and understanding of careers, develop their employability skills and gain access to current labour market information (LMI, Click HERE for more information).


Click HERE to preview the latest document.


Careers Events Calendar

Click HERE to preview the latest document.


Post 16 Progression​

Please be aware : UCAS progress will no longer be operating from Summer 2019. All agencies are in collaboration at this time to ensure an alternative application system is in place for September 2019. Therefore no further information can be provided at this time. 

Support at Smithills School will continue through; 

  • Assembly time 

  • Session Zero 

  • Group work

  • 1:1 Interviews  


​Students will be supported with completing applications once a new system has been implemented. 

All students  should seek advice BEFORE submitting their final applications.


Click HERE to view the Post 16 Progression Overview document.

Click HERE to view the Year 10 Post 16 Progression letter.


Y10/11 Open Evenings:

Students are encouraged to visits open evening for all the establishments with whom they have an interest in studying with at the end of year 11. 

It is advised to attend open evenings during Year 10 & 11 so students have an opportunity to see all the post 16 establishments and can speak with the experts at each, to find out more about courses and opportunities available to and can prepare adequately for their future careers.  

Dates of all open evenings are updates at the start of every academic year .

Year 10 Transition Day

Students are invited to attend the college transition day organised for students at one of our local colleges in the summer term of Year 10. Throughout the day they will ‘sample’ different subject areas and learn about the different courses and facilities the college has to offer students. This is an important time to explore their options and prompts the start of the decision making process about which subjects they may wish to pursue post 16. Having a clear understanding of their predicted grades at this time enables them to explore the entry requirements for the different courses and make sure they understand in advance, the expectations of them by the end of Year 11. 


Careers Policy

Click HERE to preview the latest careers policy.

Procedures for Tracking and Reporting Post 16 & Post 18 Destinations

Click HERE to download.


Latest CEIAG events 

All events reports and pictures