Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)
At Theale Green School, it is our aim that our students are prepared for the next stage in their lives.
We know how important employers view strong employability skills. Our career programme has been designed to make our students aware of real working life, motivating them to achieve their goals. It is our responsibility to support our students by not only giving advice to make the right decision, but also by providing them with independent information, and teaching them interpersonal and management aptitudes, which are crucial skills when starting a career. We will draw on the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance which include:
- A Stable careers programme of various careers and professions
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
Our careers program is supported by the brilliant careers software, UniFrog, that we have made a significant investment in this academic year, www.unifrog.com.
Unifrog is an impartial, user-friendly platform, that has all the information about careers in one place, and helps students make the best choices for their future.
Are you an employer who would like to visit our school, or have careers opportunities to discuss?
If so, we would love to hear from you. We welcome professionals and organisations to volunteer to visit our school and share their experiences and career routes with our pupils. Sharing real-life experiences helps inspire our pupils and encourage them to have high aspirations, and provides an insight into different career opportunities. We would also like to welcome our past-pupils to come and visit us and share your success stories.
Email Dr Anne Richards for more information:
Subject specific career information for students and parents
How2Become produces innovative and insightful products to help guide students through recruitment processes, entry level tests and academia. They produce useful career guides and psychometric testing books, their catalogue is available here: www.How2Become.com.
We are grateful for the donation of careers books from How2Become for our learning resource centre.
Careers guide for parents
Writing a CV & cover letter (Cvtips.com)
Interview tips (Interviewtips.org)