At Longbenton High School CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is taught as part of Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). Topics of study include finance awareness, enterprise, work experience preparation and employability skills. You will also have several opportunities to meet and work with a variety of employers from different sectors.
All subject areas make links to careers when appropriate to help you to understand the relevance of your learning to the world of work. Did you know that all young people must remain in education, training or employment with training until the age of 18? Your careers education is therefore vitally important to help shape and work towards your future goals and aspirations.
During the year there will be opportunities for you to evaluate the various careers activities you are involved in and provide feedback on how we can further improve the programme.
Here are some links to helpful tools to broaden your understanding and other useful websites:
- Linking your learning to the world of work: https://www.careerwave.co.uk/insights/
- Apprenticeship information: https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/#
- Choosing your GCSEs: https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-14
- Your choices Post 16: https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/your-choices-at-16
- National Careers Service: a comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining: the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.
- UCAS: a very helpful website for students thinking of applying to higher education. Also contains valuable information on different options, including apprenticeships.
- BBC Bitesize Careers: This part of the BBC Bitesize website includes information about a range of careers, as well as how to develop key employability skills.
- Newcastle College: Delivers a range of courses and apprenticeships at post-16 and post-18, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
- Tyne Met College: Delivers a range of courses and apprenticeships at post-16 and post-18, based in Wallsend.
- The Careerometer below is a good starting point for you to find out about different jobs.