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Careers and Work Related Learning

Statement of Intent

All young people need a planned programme of activities both to help them choose appropriate pathways at 14, 16 and 18 years old and to enable them to manage their careers, career progression and sustain employability throughout their lives. Swanmore College provides impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students’ transition, not only to further or higher education, vocational training or employment, but to support them in becoming independent managers of their own careers.

We encourage pupils to aspire and value lifelong learning, provide opportunities to develop key employability and enterprise skills which are highly valued by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
The CEIAG programme has been developed to engage pupils, parents/ carers, and local employers, both in school and externally, to support our students in becoming employable and aspirational young people in accordance with the recommended Gatsby Benchmarks.

In our rapidly changing world of work, careers are not simply ‘chosen’ but built through making ongoing learning and work choices, based on a wide range of information and options. To succeed young people need to understand themselves, the opportunities they have to develop their skills and education and how these relate to the labour market and economy.

Careers Education Advice Information and Guidance – CEAIG is delivered at Swanmore in a range of different ways. On a day to day basis pupils and parents are able to contact the Careers leader to ask questions pertaining to support they may require on any issues relating to Careers. Contact can be made using the email below.

Our qualified independent Careers advisor is in school each week to offer one to one or small group sessions for pupils on specific advice and guidance. Pupils can ask to be included in these sessions or may be invited to attend. To supplement this Mrs Illsley the Careers Leader is also available to offer strategic advice relating to college transfers and work related learning. A wide range of guidance is also available for pupils, parents, carers and employers via the school website with specific current information added to the weekly school bulletins and the pupils own Google Careers Classroom.

Within the PSHE curriculum time a programme of sessions are allocated for specific CEAIG. These address the Gatsby Benchmarks and use resources and support from The Careers & Enterprise Council and Career Development Institute to structure the content to enable progression and development of the pupil future education and employment journey. This is supplemented by trips to events or by visiting speakers as they become available.

Employer link to Google Form when accepting a work experience pupil from Swanmore College

Dear Employer

Thank you for agreeing to accept a pupil from Swanmore College on work experience. It is very much appreciated.

Please complete this form that has been shared with you via the link below:

I will be in touch nearer the time to finalise any details from the school supervision. The parent and pupil will also be in touch to confirm details before the placement starts.

If you need to contact me, please use this email address

Best wishes

Mrs A Illsley
Careers Leader

Links to Careers Websites

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Gatsby Benchmarks

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Work Experience Documents

College Applications

Information for Parents

Website CEIAG Overview 2023-2024.pdf

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