Careers Information Advice and Guidance
The provision for Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) is an important part of our curriculum at The Marvell College. We believe that an exciting program of activities, events, opportunities and experiences is vital in helping to ensure that our pupils are well placed to make informed choices about the next stage of their education, employment or training when they leave The Marvell College.
Ensuring that our pupils are well informed about the options that are available to them and well qualified in order to access a full range of opportunities is the first step in ensuring a stronger, fairer, and healthier society.
A strong CIAG program from year 7 to 11 inspires pupils to plan their journey towards a career that fulfils their ambition and in doing so, work hard to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to play an active part in the job markets of the future. Through our curriculum we also challenge and support pupils in developing important values and personal characteristics that will help them meet the demands of the careers of the future. These include things such as pride, resilience, perseverance, adaptability and teamwork.
Our CIAG program is continually under review as we consider the needs and views of our pupils. Updates will also be made in line with guidance received from the Government and local industry partners who support us in the design of our CIAG curriculum. An overview of our CIAG provision map is available below.
In order to provide a program for CIAG that is of the highest standard we work towards fulfilling ‘The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance’ which are detailed below. These are an important part of the Governments Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents. December 2017.
New Employability Micro Site
As part of our ongoing Careers, Information and Guidance (CIAG) programme of study, we are launching a new employability micro site that can be accessed from the careers section of the school website.
The new microsite provides a number of continued professional modules that students and parents can access from home using this link:
You can find accredited, video-based training modules on key topics such as leadership, communication and resilience. These are written by specialists and feature interactive quizzing and top tips from some of the UK’s biggest companies. There’s a great range of different topics available and they are a fantastic way to build your CV and gain invaluable skills.
There are also lots of great interviews with employers and universities so you can hear about the latest apprenticeship and higher education opportunities available to you.
We firmly believe that this site is a fantastic tool to help you develop your skills and build bright futures for yourselves so make sure you browse the free resources available to you.
If you require any further information regarding careers, information, advice and guidance please contact our Career Leader Mr. Ashley Chapman; Career Leader & DSL – Assistant Head, Telephone: 01482 799132; Email: Achapman@themarvellcollege.com
Useful links and websites below:
Careers and Enterprise
Labour Market Information
National Careers Week
Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents
Career guidance websites
· CITB (apprenticeship for construction)
· BConstructive (construction)
· JTL Training (apprenticeship electrical/plumbing)
· HETA (engineering)
· BA Systems (engineering / technical /business.
Sixth Form Providers
www.ucas.com/ (university courses)
www.prospects.ac.uk/ (graduate destinations/jobs information/what jobs would suit me; options with subjects/graduate employers)