Careers Guidance

What is Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes are recognised to have a significant contribution in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and life experience after they leave Bury Church.

The CEIAG programme at Bury C.E. High School is based firmly on our Christian ethos. We believe that every student is of infinite worth in the eyes of God and that he has a unique call on each of their lives. We want to help every pupil develop high aspirations, consider a broad and ambitious range of careers, expand their horizons, embrace the future God has for them, and make a positive contribution to His world in which they will serve.

Our programme provides our pupils with the information to make informed decisions and manage their transitions into Post 16 education and future work places. We therefore strive to conform to the current ‘’best practices’’ in CEIAG, as laid down in government directives, and subsequently continuously review and update our provision. Our CEIAG policy can be viewed here.

Bury Church is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Year 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Universities, Employers and our current provider of independent careers guidance, Positive Steps).

The Careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Bury Church. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes classroom based career lessons, career guidance activities, mock interviews, work experience, careers fair and other outside interventions.

The CEIAG Team

Bury Church have a team of staff who work together to deliver quality and impartial CEIAG. They are:

Rev. C Watson – Head Teacher and member of SLT with responsibility for CEIAG

Mrs C Hilton – Head of PHSE & Citizenship

Miss A Blythe – PHSE & Citizenship Learning Assistant

Mr S Clark – Designated Link Governor for CEIAG

A Positive Steps Personal Adviser – In school every Thursday from 8.55am – 3.35pm.

CEIAG Curriculum

Our CEIAG Curriculum is outlined in this booklet designed for parents.

KUDOS Career Exploration Software

Bury Church have a site licence for new Kudos, a careers exploration tool-kit for students. It is designed to help explore your possible career directions and learn about your future options. New Kudos can be accessed at home and at school via this link.

If your child has lost or forgotten their login details, please contact school and they will be provided for you.

Work Experience

Every Year 11 student has the opportunity to organise a work experience placement for after their GCSE exams. The programme is optional but we strongly encourage all students to take part. The experience is highly beneficial for those students who do.

It gives students the opportunity to:

• develop their employability skills and understanding of the world of work
• enhance their CV and future job or university applications
• demonstrate initiative, responsibility and self-motivation
• live out the school motto and “let their light shine”
To help students arrange a work experience placement we have created a guide booklet that can be downloaded here. Pupils can also attend our weekly Careers Club drop-in where help is available if needed.
Pupils will need to complete a work experience programme application form.  It will need to be signed by their parent or carer as well as the employer who will be providing the placement. The form then needs to be handed into school. The application form can be downloaded here.

Inspiring IAG Award

Inspiring IAG is a careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) quality award, nationally validated by The Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS).  It provides a good practice framework for organisations that work with young people, ceiag-logo-working-towardswhich includes, schools, colleges, and other learning providers.

Six units make up the framework of the award, each underpinned by the principles of equality, diversity and raising aspirations.

  • Management and Leadership
  • Design and Delivery of CEIAG
  • Working with Partners
  • Information and Communication
  • Outcomes for Young People
  • Involving Parents/Carers

Bury Church of England high school is currently working towards achieving the award.

Useful Links & Contacts

Positive Steps Careers Guidance

Medtia Place, 80 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DJ       0161 621 9400


Connexions Bury

3 Knowsley Place Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ        0161 253 7733


National Apprenticeship Website

Search for, apply for and learn about the different types of apprenticeships all in one place.


National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.



Careers advice that’s useful, inspiring and tailored to YOU. Play the free careers advice Game, explore detailed career profile hubs – then take next steps.



Lots of different careers videos, information and help regarding exam revision and student finance. Take the ‘Buzz Test’ and find out what makes you tick.


Careers Advice for Parents

A completely independent one stop shop for parents who want to understand the competing choices that are available to school and college leavers.



Prospects for graduate jobs, postgraduate study, advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers.


Careers Box

Lots of videos covering different careers, apprenticeships and university.


University of Kent Careers Service

Lots of very useful careers resources including help writing CVs, personal statements and covering letters.