Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
The Beacon School is committed to providing students with high quality Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) regarding education pathways, apprenticeships and careers.
We aim to help students make informed decisions at key times in their education, for example with option choices in Year 8, post 16 plans in Year 11 and in Year 12 as they plan for university or working life. In addition to dedicated careers input for all year groups, the school’s CEIAG programme includes interaction with universities and the local business community. Year 12 students have the opportunity to complete a one week work experience placement.
Help is also available from our Careers Leader who oversees the dedicated careers section in the library.
ICT programmes and websites provide an insight into the world of work and by using simple psychometric assessments Fast Tomato, a careers guidance website, provides personally tailored careers and course suggestions.
Careers Guidance Websites
U-Explore is an independent and impartial online careers platform which provides students with an intuitive careers guidance search engine and personal profile builder. Schools can access a wide range of teaching resources plus data to evidence student progress.
Fast Tomato has been designed to help young people broaden their horizons and consider a broader spectrum of career and education options. Students take a short psychometric questionnaire which gauges interests, attitudes and motivations. They are then offered career and education suggestions, personalised to them.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.
Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering schools and colleges a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools.
At AllAboutSchoolLeavers, our mission is clear: we help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them. Here at the home of school leaver jobs, you’ll find everything from current apprenticeships and school leaver programme opportunities, to the latest school leaver job news, and advice to help guide you on your career journey.
The UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.
UCAS advice on apprenticeships - Choosing the right apprenticeship is important – read their advice on how to find the perfect one.
Find an apprenticeship through the .Gov UK website via the link below.
Amazing Apprenticeships is a website to make it easy for teachers and careers advisers to access the latest information about apprenticeships.
icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
Baker Dearing Educational Trust - Provides information on University Technical Colleges.
Career Development Institute - The Career Development Institute is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of careers education, career information, advice and guidance, career coaching, career consultancy and career management.
STEM Associations - A nationwide network of over 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of employers, who engage with young people to provide stimulating and inspirational informal leaving activities in both school and non-school settings.
Your Life App - Informs and inspires young people by giving them the opportunity to discover hundreds of varied career options.