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Careers Education

Careers Strategy 2021-2022

Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) along with working with employers has a large impact on preparing students for post 16 education and the working world. 

The Academy provides impartial information, advice and guidance on careers education as well as employability skills that students can use to help them effectively plan for their future. 

This involves a high level of support around higher education, apprenticeships and employment.  The aim is to ensure all pupils secure the right courses at the right level to sustain post-16 destinations.

Click here to view our CEIAG Strategy.

Some Key Facts about Leadership and Management

The academy places a premium on the design and delivery of high quality CEIAG for all students at KS3 and KS4.

The Careers Leader has leadership and management of CEIAG and is supported by a senior member of staff on raising participation and ensuring all students have a high level of careers education whilst at the academy.

The academy provides Independent Careers Advice from a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser and all students will have at least one meeting with the Careers Adviser before they leave in year 11.  The role of the Careers Adviser is to provide impartial information, advice and guidance for students and support the application process and planning of post-16 options. 

The academy works closely with external providers such as The University of Portsmouth, The University of Chichester, Havant & South Downs College, Highbury College and Portsmouth College, and a number of other local colleges to ensure that student transition is smooth and that students have a good knowledge of the courses and training that each establishment provides.  All members of staff are expected to contribute to CEIAG through their roles as tutors and subject leaders.

Careers Leader

Our Careers Leader is Jim Attridge who can be contacted on 02392 370321 or via email on jim.attridge@castleviewacademy.org.uk


Useful Careers/College Guidance for Year 10s


Parent Pack - April 2021

Amazing Apprenticeships - Resources

Year 11 Information Sheet

All you need to know about Humanities

How to write a CV (resources required)

How to prepare for a college interview

Pathway Choices (resources required)

How to achieve your goals (career workshop)

Pathways to Universities


Solent Universit: Learner Career Resources



Pre-16 Learners

Introduction to University Presentation, My Solent Story Presentation and Resilience Presentation.

Post-16 Learners

Choosing a University, Writing Your UCAS personal Statement, Transition to University and Interviews, Auditions and Portfolios.

Chat to our students

To support applicants and those considering university, questions can be safely asked to students and staff (via UniBuddy).

52 things to do

Weekly information, targeted at that point in the application cycle.

Virtual University Tour

East Park Terrace campus tour.



Apprenticeship advice for students

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship: This website has details of all apprenticeships nationwide.  Filters can be used to select industry and location.


Career advice and guidance for students 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk:   This website is currently being redesigned but there is still information about a wide range of jobs and careers.








and a guide by JobHero called the “Ultimate Guide to Choosing A Career” http://www.jobhero.com/choosing-career-guide/


Career advice and guidance for Parents

http://www.careersadviceforparents.org:  A website for parents and carers designed by an experienced, independent career development professional.


http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/: A website for parents and careers.  The contributors to this website are experienced professionals in the field of careers guidance.

The following are just a few of the many Colleges available to students to consider for their Post 16 options.  We recommend that students attend a range of open events planned at these establishments whilst in Year 10 and Year 11 to gain a full understanding of the opportunities available to them.  Prospectus and application forms are available from the Careers Office.




















Please click here to view our local College Open Evenings.


Castle View Academy Careers Team

Governing Body

Phil Harris-Bridge, Chair of Governors
Role: Advocate for careers support and challenge

Email: phil.harris-bridge@castleviewacademy.org.uk 

Senior Leadership - Careers Lead

Jim Attridge, Associate Assistant Principal, Character with Education
Role: Strategic overview for careers

Email: jim.attridge@castleviewacademy.org.uk

Tel: 02392 370321


Rachel Hesketh, Vice Principal, Curriculum
Role: PSHE Lead

Email: rachel.hesketh@castleviewacademy.org.uk

Tel: 02392 370321 (Ext 228)

Careers Adviser

Mandy Haddigan, PCC Careers Adviser
Role: Supports the Careers Leader in providing students with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

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