The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme throughout all year groups in the school adheres to the principle of independent advice and guidance given to students in accordance with the statutory responsibility placed on schools. The school employs a person-centred approach to interviewing in order to provide non-directive one-to one advice and guidance for students to complement the careers lessons and support provided during the above programme. 

The school also has links with a multitude of independent advice services to promote impartiality including its partnership with Futures Business Services and The North Ashfield Partnership. Ashfield School is part of The Two Counties Trust which allows us to work in collaboration with other schools to provide impartial Careers Guidance.

We measure the impact of the careers programme on our pupils through robust destination tracking at Y11 and Post 16, using the Compass+ tool to measure our Careers Programme against the Gatsby Benckmarks and through regular pupil and parent voice. We are also working towards the Careers Mark in Education, which assesses excellence in Careers education.

A wide range of other activities are incorporated into the CEIAG curriculum, details of which are shown in the documents under Useful Links below.

Careers Leaders:

Elizabeth Ely – CEIAG Coordinator

Linda Maguire – Senior Leadership Team Link
Tel: 01623 455000

Employability Governor:

James Pearce

Careers Enterprise Advisor:

Sahar Najafi-Cox – Eaton MEDC, Sutton in Ashfield

Year 7

  • Starting Your Career Journey
  • Setting Goals
  • Launch Unifrog
  • Introduction to HE and FE
  • Employability weeks
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • STEM Opportunities

Year 8

  • Building your employability skills
  • Barclays Life Skills engagement
  • Speed Networking
  • Careers Employability weeks
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • GCSE Choices Evening
  • Brilliant Club
  • STEM Opportunities
  • 1:1 Career Guidance Interviews
  • Unifrog lessons

Year 9

  • Communication & teamwork
  • Planning for the future
  • Careers Employability Weeks
  • National Apprenticeship week
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • HE and FE Engagement
  • Brilliant Club
  • STEM Opportunities
  • Unifrog lessons

Year 10

  • CVs & interview skills, including mock interviews.
  • Problem-solving and negotiating
  • Work experience
  • Careers Drop Down Day
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • HE and FE Engagement opportunities
  • 1:1 Career Guidance Interviews
  • Unifrog lessons

Year 11

  • Careers insights & money management
  • Post-16 Choices Evening
  • Personal statements
  • Sixth Form & FE Careers Fair
  • Taster day
  • FE Visits
  • National Apprenticeship Fair
  • Careers Employability Weeks
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • STEM Opportunities
  • National Citizen Service
  • Open evening
  • 1:1 Careers Guidance Interviews
  • GCSE Results Day support + FE & Apprenticeship Advice
  • Unifrog lessons

Year 12

  • CV, cover letters & interviews
  • Tailored work experience
  • LinkedIn & personal mailings
  • University outreach programmes
  • Apprenticeship & UCAS Parents Event
  • UCAS Fair
  • Careers Employability Week
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • STEM Opportunities
  • National Citizen Service
  • Future Planning Week
  • 1:1 Career Guidance Interviews

Year 13

  • Tailored work experience for specific subjects
  • Applying to UCAS
  • Not going to Uni sessions
  • LinkedIn & personal mailings
  • Intensive 1:1 UCAS support
  • 1:1 Portfolio work
  • Intensive 1:1 Apprenticeship support
  • Employer engagement opportunities
  • STEM Careers Opportunities
  • Careers Fairs
  • 1:1 Career Guidance Interviews
  • A Level results day support

The LMI Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.