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Careers Education

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. Good Career guidance helps inspire students towards further study and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them. It helps them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed. Good career guidance helps open student’s eyes to careers they may not have considered.

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.

Careers Strategy

To view out Careers Stategy, please click here.

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, 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

LGB Link

Our LGB link is David Horne who can be contacted via email on david.horne@castleviewacademy.org.uk


Parent and Carer Guide to Careers

Useful Careers/College Guidance for Year 10s


Apprenticeship Parent Pack

Amazing Apprenticeships - Resources

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

Parent Communication  - Fareham College


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


Jim Attridge, Assistant Principal, Education with Character
Role: PSHE Lead

Email: jim.attridge@castleviewacademy.org.uk

Tel: 02392 370321 (Ext 225)

Careers Adviser

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

"My name is Mandy Haddigan, I am a Careers Adviser employed by Portsmouth City Council, and I am your careers adviser here at Castle View Academy.

When it is time to start thinking about your future and your plans for when you leave school at the end of Year 11, I am here to support you with any questions you may have and discuss any careers you may be interested in. You may not be sure what you want to do and I can help you with looking at your options.

Your options mainly include going to College or applying for an Apprenticeship. I can help you to decide what to study, explain the qualifications available at college (and in the future at University) and talk to you about apprenticeships. You will have a 1:1 careers session with me in school which will support you in making a plan for when you leave school to enable you to reach your full potential and reach your future career goals.

My email is mandy.haddigan@portsmouthcc.gov.uk and I am always happy to hear from students, parents and carers with any careers related questions you may have.

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