Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance
Careers Online Resources
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 2019-20
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 longerbe 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;
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.
Click HERE to preview the latest careers policy.
Latest CEIAG events
All events reports and pictures