CIAG at Abbeyfield School

At Abbeyfield School, we take the provision of Career Information and Guidance seriously and believe that it is never too early to start students thinking about their future career and education pathways. There are a range of informal and formal opportunities for students to receive advice about their future and this is adapted to suit the changing needs of the students from Year 7 to Year 13.

Please click below to view our overview of CIAG.

This information will be reviewed every academic year. July 2022 is the date of our next review.

To contact us regarding anything CIAG orientated please email Mr J Stewart on (lead Careers co-ordinator) or phone on 01249 464573.

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Do we run Work Experience?

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Do we run Work Experience?

We run work experience in Year 10 and 12. This has served as a great opportunity for students to experience the world of work. There are a number of great reasons why the experience is so useful:

1.To meet new people.

2.To find out more about industry and commerce.

3.To experience travelling to work.

4.To exercise more self-discipline and responsibility.

5.To improve your self-confidence.

6.To improve your social skills.

7.To learn the importance of punctuality.

8. Many many more……. 





Apprenticeships and Training

Gatsby Benchmarking

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. In 2013 Gatsby commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and subsequently he developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

For more information about the Gatsby benchmarks that we use in forming a baseline for our CIAG here at Abbeyfield please click here.

Labour Market information

It’s important to know information about the labour market in your local area. Click on a link below.

Chippenham – including Corsham, Bradford on Avon and Melksham

Devizes – including: Market Lavington, Marlborough, Durrington, Pewsey and Tidworth

North Wiltshire – Including: Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett, Purton and Malmesbury

South West Wiltshire – including: Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster

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