Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

At Mulberry Academy Shoreditch we aim to support, enable and empower students, staff and parents/carers around Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in order to maximise the potential of our students.

Every individual is empowered by the whole school community to recognise their potential opportunities and their potential journey, and to make their potential greatness a reality.

Throughout the school year, we provide a wide range of activities to support Careers education.  Examples of activities and events include;

  • 1 to 1 careers guidance
  • University visits and workshops
  • Work experience for all Year 10 and 12 pupils
  • Business Mentoring
  • Subject specific careers displays across the school
  • Subject-specific activities throughout subject curriculums
  • Extra-curricular and enrichment activities provided by Subject departments
  • Meaningful encounters with employers – through seminars and assemblies

We place a great emphasis on ensuring that students get Information, Advice and Guidance throughout their time in the school but particularly at key transition moments.  All Y10 and 12 students receive impartial careers guidance.  This provision is planned to include all Y8 students from September 2019 to support them in the options process.

Advice for Parents

Careers Advice is not just for Young People, Parents/Carers also need support to help young people make tough and challenging decisions. Careers advice for parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute.

Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’

Further Online Resources

Below are ‘go to’ sites that will highlight some of the most reliable and useful sources which provide impartial advice and guidance every step of the way.

  • The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial fully-qualified careers advisor.

  • For everything you need to know about work-based training. Create an account for apprenticeship vacancy updates and to apply for opportunities online.

  • A one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next step after school.

  • Explore your options, apply to university, and more

  • icould is an online charity providing career ideas and information for young people.

  • Use this online tool to see where your A Level choices may take you.

  • Prospects guide students to make the right choice. and match your skills and personality to job profiles.

  • Careersbox is a free online library of careers related films, news and information

  • Careers4u.tv is a careers library featuring interviews with young employees, apprentices and entrepreneurs who have been filmed in the workplace so you can see what their working life is really like.

  • This site has a comprehensive overview of universities, courses and apprenticeships

  • Success at School has a useful careers page, looking at roles in different sectors of the economy. These resources are primarily for pre-16 students, although not exclusively so. Further online resources to support Post 16 students can be accessed here.