Career Information

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 and Year 11 students before making their GCSE and A Level Option choices. Other year groups are supported through careers activities, outside speakers, assemblies, optional careers interviews, focus days and the VLE careers page (Fronter) and more. These features are reflected in our Careers Policy and our commitment to achieving the national kite-mark, “Invester in Careers”.

A programme of Work Related Learning including Year 9 Welcome to Work Day, Year 11 Work Experience, Year 12 Work Shadowing and optional Extended Work shadowing 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 Cork can be contacted by telephone or email during term time.  Each student has access to impartial CEIAG through the school’s careers programme, Connexions service and our Connexions Personal Advisor.

Useful Websites


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 Cork 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.

Contacts

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
arhodes@mggs.org
Tel: 01622 752 103 (ext. 335)

Maidstone Grammar
School for Girls

Buckland Road | Maidstone | Kent ME16 0SF

T: 01622 752 103 | F: 01622 681 947
E: central@mggs.org