Career Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)
At MGGS Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) are taken very seriously. As such we employ a full time, dedicated ‘Careers and Higher Education Officer’, provide an accessible and up-to-date careers library equipped with computers, careers guides and university prospectuses. One to one interviews are scheduled for Year 9, 11 and 12 students before making their option choices and post 16 and 18 career decisions. Other year groups are supported through careers activities, outside speakers, assemblies, optional careers interviews, focus days and the VLE careers classroom (Fronter) and more. These features are reflected in our Careers Policy and our commitment to achieving the national kite-mark, “Investor in Careers”. Visit the Investor in Careers Website.
A programme of Work Related Learning includes Year 11 Work Experience and Year 12 Work Shadowing. An optional Extended Work Shadowing scheme is available in Year 13. In addition we work with outside agencies to deliver enterprise activities and to inspire students with information from the world of work.
We believe that providing Careers Education is an essential part of a young person’s development into a young adult. “Where IAG is outstanding, life chances are enhanced…” (National College 2009). Students are challenged to consider their future while being aware of their skills and how they can adapt and apply these to the world beyond school. By giving students access to information about a wide variety of possible career paths, we broaden their horizons and inspire them to achieve their goals and ambitions.
We welcome input from students, parents and carers on the subject of careers; Miss Rhodes can be contacted by telephone or email during term time. Each student has access to impartial CEIAG through the school’s careers programme, CXK service and our CXK Personal Advisor.
Kent’s online 6th form and College Prospectus: Here you can research and apply for 6th form and college courses.
Careers Research Site: Answer questions to find out where your strengths lie – contact Miss Rhodes for login details.
Careers Research Site: Look through hundreds of possible careers with details of qualifications need for each pathway, potential earnings and skills needed.
University Application and Research: Research all available courses in the UK with links to websites and entry requirements.
National Careers Service: help to choose career or change career, skills test, course search, job search advice and personalised help from careers advisers.
For specific information, advice and guidance regarding careers, work related learning, careers education in school, linking with employers or university application in the UK and abroad, please contact:
Miss Rhodes – Careers and Higher Education Officer
Tel: 01622 752 103 (ext. 410)