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 and support in Year 11, Year 12 and 13 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, the local and wider business community. Year 12 students have the opportunity to complete a one week work experience placement.
Careers support and advice is available from the Careers Hub in the LRC.
Additional support is available using various ICT programmes and websites and the use of simple psychometric assessments. Students are able to access Fast Tomato which tailors career and course suggestions.
Any enquiries please contact::
Mrs Sara Cox Careers Co-ordinator
UK University and Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair on Wednesday, 4th November 2020
This free event features over 100 universities, colleges, and apprenticeship providers from around the UK, along with 10 interactive webinars, and is aimed at years 13,12 and 11, as well as parents. It will provide your child with all the information they need to make informed decisions about their post-18 options.
To find out more
Autumn Work Experience Programmes for Ages 15-18
InvestIN Education are providing the opportunity for students aged 15 to 18 to participate in their "Live Online" work experience programmes. They have 20 industries to choose from in 5 categories: Medicine, Business, STEM, Law & Politics and Creative. To find out more click on link below. Mrs S Cox
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University Open Days and Information
The University of Hertfordshire is hosting a virtual event for Parents and Guardians on Thursday, 1st October 5.00pm to 6.00pm, please register here.
Careers Guidance Websites
Helping your child begin their career journey, from university and apprenticeships to work experience, Success at School's careers guide is packed full of advice to help you steer your child through the confusing world of careers choices.
Coast to Capital - online resources for Educators, Parents and Carers
We have compiled this list of online resources, videos and virtual support around careers for you to share with students whilst they are at home and/or unable to benefit from more traditional employer encounters and experiences.
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.