Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) and Work Related Learning (WRL)
Providing the knowledge and tools to progress into a rich and fulfilling career that can make a difference is at the heart of our careers programme.
Through a planned programme of activities, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (‘CEIAG’) and Work-related Learning (‘WRL’), Harris Academy Wimbledon will help all students take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society. The focus is upon career and option choices, raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning.
These activities and events are unbiased, impartial and based on the individual needs of each student. We provide a varied programme that meets individuals’ needs working in partnership with our Federation Careers Advisor (Keally Baldwin), parents, carers and teachers and external employers and training providers.
External organisations, employers, employees, Further Education and Higher Education providers are welcome to contribute towards our Career Programme. Please contact the Academy’s Careers Leader, Ms Isabella Vernon, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (020 3962 4300). Please see the Careers Information for Employers and Providers’ at the bottom of the webpage for more details.
Requests will be considered in line with our safeguarding policy.
HAWI Unifrog - Never too early to start thinking about your career
All pupils from Years 7 have access to The Unifrog platform, designed to support pupils in making the most informed decisions about their futures. This has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each pupil has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations.
How to log on:
Pupils access the platform by clicking a link in their welcome email, where they create a password and can begin using the platform. They login to Unifrog using their school email address (ending in @harriswimbledon.org.uk) and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
Download our How to guide - Logging into HAWI Unifrog
Key features of the platform include:
Explore pathways using personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs (online courses) and webinars.
Explore what subjects you would be interested in studying and how these choices can lead to different career paths and higher education.
Recording - self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills.
Opportunities - search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more.
Applications - tools to help pupils build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays).
Labour Market Information
When considering future career options it's important to have a good understanding of the employment prospects within that industry, i.e. is it a growing or declining sector?
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.
For further CEIAG information, please consult the Harris Careers Education website, the link is on the left of this page.
- BBC Bitesize Careers - Find advice from people who've found the right path for them
- Career Pilot - Allows you to explore, complete quizzes and make plans for yourself
- Careermap provide a free and very informative magazine called Careermag which is aimed at parents that provides a wealth of information about the labour market, prospective salaries and career pathways.
- National Careers Service - The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search, and the labour market. It can be accessed online, by telephone, and face to face (for people aged 19 and over).
- Prospects - Look at different job profiles, search by sector or by job title
Pathways and next steps Information and Support:
- Apprenticeship Information Pack for Parents/Carers - find out more about apprenticeships and the many opportunities on offer.
- Find an Apprenticeship - Government website for apprenticeships in England
- GCSE choices and University - Tips to pick the right GCSE subjects
- Harris Careers Education - Offers support on Sixth Form Options, Higher Education, World of Work & Training, Job Opportunities and News & Events
- Informed Choices (Russell Group) - Use Informed Choices to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities.
- T-levels Info for Parents Find out more about T-levels, hear from other parents, find more information on options, find out why employers back T-levels, search for T-levels near you
- The Apprenticeship Guide - The Apprenticeship Guide provides a range of information focused on apprenticeship pathways. From what types of apprenticeships are available, how to apply and prepare for interviews, and case studies, it is a great location to discover more about apprenticeships.
- Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week - provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form.
- UCAS - Further Education - Sixth form, college and apprenticeships