Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) has been demonstrated to have positive effects on raising the aspirations of young people; increasing their motivation and self-esteem. At Hampton College, our CEIAG programme is currently under review and development, in order to ensure that as a school, we are providing information, advice and guidance of the highest quality, in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks laid out by the Government. Please refer to the CEIAG Policy for details of student entitlement, and related information about the programme.

Progress: At Hampton College, we encourage students to develop their employability skills and progress into well-rounded individuals who are ready to join the workforce, or take the next steps towards the career of their choice. Throughout the Personal Development curriculum, students develop a variety of skills, which are further enhanced on collapse days, and through other related opportunities throughout the school year. They have the chance to test these skills in Year 10, when they complete work shadowing during enrichment week.

Partnership: We work in partnership with a variety of local companies who provide lots of opportunities for the students of Hampton College. Examples include: Whirlpool, who provide work shadowing opportunities for 15-20 of our students each year; Thomas Cook, who have conducted mock interviews with Year 10 students; and we also have connections to the Army and RAF, to name a few. As part of their entitlement, students have access to a range of external providers, to ensure they learn about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships. If you are interested in working with Hampton College, please contact the College or view our Provider Access Policy.

Pride: We are extremely proud of our developing careers provision, and we are working hard to ensure that we are meeting all of the Gatsby benchmarks. We annually assess the impact of our careers programme, using internal and external audits. Our very low number of NEETS (Not in Education, Employment or Training) demonstrates the effectiveness of the programme. All information, together with the CEIAG Policy, is reviewed and updated annually. The date of the next review is January 2020.

In conjunction with our existing provision, Hampton College works with an external careers adviser, who works with students throughout the academic year. Any student can request an appointment with our independent adviser, Ms E Duckworth. Bookings can be made via Mr P Harrison.

For further information about our careers and work related programme, please contact: Miss S Chester, CEIAG Project Co-ordinator at schester@hamptoncollege.org.uk or 01733 246820.

Students may find the following sites useful in helping them to make choices and find out relevant information. Click on the logos below to be redirected to each website.

A really well presented website run by a careers charity. It is one of the best websites available for people wishing to find out more about a potential career. It contains career videos, job information and articles.
Plotr is a site which is excellent for people who are trying to work out what career they would like in the future. It consists of a Career Matching Game which suggests jobs to people based on their personality, skills and interests. The site also contains cartoon based interactive career worlds.
A modern looking website with information for anyone thinking of an apprenticeship. It contains information on the different types of apprenticeship available, testimonials for real apprentices and advice on fiding an apprenticeship.
A website designed to help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them. Here you'll find everything from current apprenticeships and school leaver programme opportunities to the latest school leaver job news and advice to help you on your career journey.
The essential springboard into the job market for students, graduates and school leavers. This site has a careers test which may give you ideas about a potential career path.
Excellent advice on how to enter the legal profession, including details of holiday work experience schemes.
Specialises in providing advice to those students wishing to embark on a finance career.