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Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a vital, dynamic and ever changing part of the curriculum, helping to raise aspirations and motivate students. CEIAG helps ensure that you make the choices that will enable you to achieve your full potential.

Here at Boroughbridge High School we understand the importance of preparing our students for the world beyond school. This includes equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need for the world of work.

We endeavour to create enterprising students, who seek to develop their employability skills through the wide range of opportunities made available to them. We ensure that all students have access to and receive high quality careers advice and guidance from a fully qualified careers advisor. This is further enhanced through targeted work with groups of students seeking to follow similar career pathways. These bespoke programmes can cover Law, Medicine, apprenticeships, Armed forces and many more depending on the needs of our students.

Across all Years 7-13 there is a planned programme of careers education which is delivered through PSHCE and Challenge Days.

In Year 10 all students receive a mock interview from an external employer. Students focus on transferable skills that will be required when applying for jobs, college and university places in the future.

Mock Interview Student Booklet

In Year 11 all students attend at least one careers interview with our careers adviser. Students all attend a regional careers event to allow them access to local employers and other education establishments.

In Year 12 all students undertake a week long work experience to develop their understanding of the world of work and help guide them in their Post-18 choices. They also have access to continual advice and guidance from the careers adviser. Students visit and receive talks from a range of higher education establishments, helping them to be well informed and confident students when applying for university.

Student Work Experience Handbook 2019
Work Experience Letter to Parents

Throughout the school and across the curriculum students are encouraged to:

  • Understand themselves better and develop their capabilities.
  • Acquire the skills necessary for decision making regarding future employment.
  • Make choices about education, training and career opportunities.
  • Manage the transition into new roles and situations.
  • Take on responsibilities and roles that will develop the leadership and employability skills.

Students are encouraged to use the careers section of the School Library and ICT packages to help with research for career paths and courses in further and higher education.

If you would like to discuss careers options or work experience in more detail contact Mrs P Town or Mrs A Rainbow in school.