The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme at QE provides support for our students to prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.


All students are entitled to careers education and guidance that is impartial. It is integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The QE programme promotes equality of opportunity and inclusion.


Our CEAIG provision is provided in a number of different ways:


PDP sessions


Our Personal development Programme, delivered for one hour for the first period of the week to the whole school contains a Careers strand within it. In these CIAG sessions within the PDP programme, students are guided through careers info and advice and Labour market Information, are guided on how to search for work experience placements, write letters of application, develop CVs and analysis of skills and qualifications associated with particular careers.


Year 10 & 12 Work Experience


The work experience programme supports students in finding, applying for, gaining and completing placements in work in a range of industries locally and regionally.


Dedicated on site independent careers advisor


1:1 independent careers advice interviews from a dedicated independent careers advisor are made available for all in year 10 and extra sessions are available by request and/or as part of a wider package of support for students with a specific identified needs.


National Careers Events


We arrange visits to national careers events that allow students to talk directly to, and make initial contact with, industry representatives.


Our Careers Library


The Careers library is well-resourced with annually renewed texts, IT facilities, a full set of prospectuses covering most UK higher education institutions, all local FE colleges and many other specialised colleges. There is a wealth of information to help sixth formers to make decisions about future choices; to support year 9 with subject options and to support year 11 with post -16 choices. Individual departments also promote career choices through changing displays.


Here are some useful links....


Work Experience resources

Webview User Guide
Example - CV


Year 10 Work Experience Handbook


Sixth Form Work Experience Handbook




Starter Pack Year 9-11
Using find an apprenticeship
Types of Apprenticeship
A Guide to Apprenticeships
Smart checklist for school leavers
Apprentice Support Guide
Higher and Degree apprenticeships


Higher Education

The Complete University Guide
after GCSEs
thinking about uni
UCAS what to study
UCAS progress step-by-step guide
KPMG School & College Leaver programmes


Webview User Guide