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Careers Education Information Advice Guidance - CEIAG


Spring Hill High School endeavors to follow the guidance of the ‘Association for Careers Education and Guidance’ (ACEG) and together they are intended to help raise the quality and breadth of careers and work-related education for young people.



Our Impartial Careers Advisor: (Career Options)

At Spring Hill High School, the impartial careers advisor is Julie Washington. Julie has 20 years experience working with young people in work-related learning, enterprise and careers including those who are NEET, disengaged or undecided about their career choices.

Julie strives to ensure all students receive a tailored careers service adapted to their needs.

Julie has put together a robust careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme for teachers to deliver during lessons. The programme (STEPS) is mapped across ACEG guidance, The Gatsby Report and Ofsted guidelines.


ACEG Framework Aims

  • Developing careers through work-related education
  • Learning about careers and the world of work
  • Developing your career management and employability skills.


Opportunities in Careers at Spring Hill High School

  • One to one impartial interviews tailored to the individual needs
  • Work-related learning activities
  • Work Experience (The Education and Employers Taskforce in 2012 found that students who experience four or more employer engagements are five times less likely to be NEET and will on average earn 16% more than peers who have had no employer engagements).
  • Employability skills development
  • Access to to employers as resource person who engage the students in talks and other activities
  • Transition planning
  • Interagency working - Working with outside professionals to ease transition
  • Access to educational visits such as Careers Live, The Skills Show and Big Bang Science Fair.



The Careers Adviser has brokered links with various organisations, a few are listed below. These agencies are well established and embedded into the school. Students are gaining valuable opportunities and an excellent service:

  • Aim Higher - Two Aim Higher mentors in 2016 from Birmingham City University have worked with some of our young people, (please ask Julie for more information)
  • Unifest (A summer programme aimed at those interested in exploring what University is like)
  • The National Careers Service (Inspiration team)
  • Gro Organic
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (talks and work experience)
  • National Citizenship Service (NCS)
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital (visits)
  • Acme Thunder factory (visits)
  • University College Birmingham (work experience)
  • St Barnabas Church (Harbour Cafe)
  • Birmingham Pet and Reptile (work experience)
  • Akamba Safari garden centre (Reptile and African birds for work Experience)
  • Erdington and Stetchford Leisure Centres (work experience)


Career Lessons

Spring Hill High School follows Prospects ‘STEPS programme and learning outcomes that are mapped across the ACEG learning objectives. The school uses Prospects Post 16 Booklets in conjunction with Preparation for Working Life and one to one Career Guidance from Career Options.


Parent and Carers

Parents and carers are encouraged to get in touch with our careers advisor, Julie on 07795 955882 or email:, to discuss any concerns they may have about their child’s career.

“Pupils are supported by an external careers advisor who helps them to identify clear goals, career choices and associated career paths.”
Ofsted 2018


Spring Hill High School In the Press



GOLD Quality award for CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

January 2017.


“A huge congratulations to Spring Hill High School for achieving the GOLD standard in CEIAG quality awards. To achieve this the first time means that you are a very special institution indeed”

Sue Thacker, CEIAG Coordinator, 2017


Useful Careers Websites


  • Start is a free careers software that helps guide students towards clear, comprehensive and impartial information that’s always relevant to them.
  •  - 750 job profiles, job market information, employment trends & future prospects. Select ‘Careers Advice’ & then ‘Job Profiles’. By looking at the Job Families you’ll also be able to broaden your knowledge of career opportunities within different career areas.    
  • - general careers information and a useful section on career options with your chosen degree subject. Select ‘Careers Advice’ & then ‘Options with your Subject’.
  •  - film clips of people at work and talking about their jobs – gives a real insight into the world of work.
  • – video clips as above
  • – main apprenticeship website. You can register for free and search for vacancies in your area.
  • – lots of advice, information & vacancies
  • Plotr is a revolutionary website created to help you discover and explore careers you'll love. It’s built around the ‘Game’, which uncovers careers matched to your skills, interests and personality.
  • The following website is for parents who would like more information regarding careers: