Careers, Work Experience and Work Related Learning

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Maiden Erlegh School is seen as an important part of school life and all students will receive this as part of their learning here at the school. We are committed to providing the appropriate activities and experiences to enable students to make successful transitions from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4 and 5 and further education, training programmes, apprenticeships or work.

Maiden Erlegh Schools' aims in relation to CEIAG are:

• To allow students to make informed and considered choices at the end of all three key stages.

• To help and guide students to make transitions into new situations.

• To promote self-development in students including employability skills.

• To help students to value differences and diversity between people.

• To raise aspirations and make students aware of opportunities available to them.

• To provide guidance to all students in relation to decisions about options, further education and career choices, including apprenticeships.

Careers education at Maiden Erlegh School should not just be seen as learning about jobs but also learning about work ethics, equipping students with skills (both hard and soft) for the work place, ensuring transition occurs smoothly and helping to reduce barriers to entering the world of work.

In this section you will find lots of useful links and information about careers, services, further education and training programmes including: information on careers fairs, volunteering, work experience etc. We have also gained partnership status with Adviza which allows students to access impartial guidance about their career via our careers advisor Aileen Sinclair.

For more information on CEIAG and how it is delivered please click on the position paper and mapping page on the left hand side.

All students at Maiden Erlegh will have a careers interview in Year 11 and the option to do so in Years 12 and 13.  If you would like to have a careers appointment please speak to your tutor or Mr Buck.

Individual guidance is supported by a wide selection of reference material and software in the school’s careers library. In Years 12 and 13, guidance, especially on applications for Higher Education, comes from the student’s personal tutor and the resources of the sixth form careers library. In addition, to help Year 11 and sixth form students with their career choices, workshops and seminars are held in the spring term; where employees from various careers give talks to the students. Within the tutor programme of Years 7-11 there is a series of sessions based around careers and work related learning and in 12 and 13 there is also a focus on careers. In Year 13 students in particular explore apprenticeships that are available to them.

If you wish to discuss the careers programme further, please contact our Trust Lead for Careers and Destinations, Mr R Buck. Email: bh@maidenerleghschool.co.uk Phone: 0118 926 2467 EXT 234.