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Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)

The STAr Futures Programme

CEIAG programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities, and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current “best practices” in CEIAG laid down by the government. 

At St Antony’s, CEIAG starts in Year 7 when students begin thinking about their skills and abilities through their PHSE lessons. This continues throughout KS3 and then into KS4, along with more focused guidance supplemented by individualised independent support through our Connexions Advisor. 

In Year 9, students are also able to access the advice of the Connexions Advisor, as well as information from Further and Higher Education and Apprenticeship providers, as they begin to make their Option Choice decisions. The CEIAG at this stage will help students make sensible decisions about their KS4 subjects and to understand how they can lead into post-16 pathways. 

Throughout Year 10 and into Year 11, every student will be interviewed on an individual basis for bespoke CEIAG. Many students are able to access Connexions more than once if there is a need. 

Our Connexions Advisor is in school weekly. Connexions offer a drop-in service on their day in school, and any student can see the Connexions Advisor during break or lunch times. 

Colleges and other providers also visit the school for assemblies and Parents Evenings to discuss students’ further education possibilities.

Careers Programme and Policy

Please click on the following link to view the full Careers Programme:

Careers Programme

Our CEIAG policy can be found here:

CEIAG Policy 2020-2021

At St Antony’s, we recognise that effective CEIAG within schools is a major contributory factor in raising aspirations, improving motivation and overcoming barriers to success.

Aims and purpose

  • Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (higher education and the world of work)
  • Support students in making informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious for them
  • Provide students with well-rounded experiences
  • Develop characteristics e.g. social skills, communication, innovation, resilience and leadership which support high achieving students in the curriculum and in their careers
  • Inspire and motivate students to develop their aspirations


Careermag for Parents is for students, parents, schools, colleges and career advisers. The magazine connects students and their parents with high-quality advice and information about all the careers and qualification routes available.

Careermag for Parents which has been sponsored by the NCFE, PiXL and The Careers and Enterprise Company features:

  • Top tips for parents

  • What does diversity mean to you?

  • Creative careers, creative thinking

  • Gender and social stereotyping

  • Myth busting careers

  • Apprenticeship opportunities

  • Financing university

Fact Alert

Did you know that nearly a quarter of parents don’t feel comfortable giving their children advice on what to do after they finish school? Careermag for Parents aims to change that! We want parents to understand all the opportunities available so they can best support their child.

To read the latest edition of Careermag for Parents click here.

Parental Feedback

We are always willing to hear the views of our parents. Therefore, if you would like to complete the following feedback sheet regarding the careers provision at St Antony's and return it to the school for the attention of our Careers Lead, Mr Reynard.

Parental Feedback Sheet


Labour Market Information

The jobs eight out of ten Britons do......


LMI helps provide data, statistics and predictions about present and future trends in the work place.

Why do we need LMI?

  • To identify future trends – which types of businesses are doing well or failing (growth areas)
  • To provide information about job vacancies
  • To inform of the location of job vacancies – Local, Regional and National
  • To tell us about the types of vacancies – part-time, full-time, temporary, seasonal or permanent
  • To clarify the skills and qualifications required by employers including skills gaps
  • To predict wage rates

Why do changes in the labour market take place?

  • Labour movement – which can be affected by relocating, immigration and emigration as people move in, out and around the country
  • Population – affected by number of workers reaching employment and retirement age, e.g. There were nearly 99,000 16-18 year olds in 2015 in GM. This is forecasted to decrease within the next 5 years by approximately 1,000 (numbers based on national census records)
  • New developments – e.g. HS2 (high speed rail). The Governments new commitment to fund up to 1,500 additional student places through medical school from Sept. 2018
  • Government policies – e.g. Devolution and the new Northern Powerhouse
  • New technology – advances in technology creating new job roles e.g. development of the Social Media Co-Ordinator

Labour Market Information

Please click on the following links for further information on Sector Focus:

Advanced Manufacturing Gtr Manchester

Construction Gtr Manchester

Creative New Media Gtr Manchester

Education Gtr Manchester

Financial Professional Services Gtr Manchester

Health & Social Care Gtr Manchester

Hospitality & Tourism Gtr Manchester

Public Administration Gtr Manchester

Retail Gtr Manchester

Transport Gtr Manchester

Please click on the following links for Regional Data:

East Midlands- April-June 2019

East of England - April-June 2019

Liverpool Cumbria and Lancashire- April-June 2019

London- April-June 2019

Manchester Staffordshire Cheshire and Warrington- April-June 2019

North East- April-June 2019

South Central- April-June 2019

South East- April-June 2019

South West- April-June 2019

Thames Valley- April-June 2019

West Midlands- April-June 2019

Yorkshire and Humber- April-June 2019

Employer Engagement

St Antony’s  recognises the value that employers can provide to young people’s education and as such welcomes offers of support and involvement from employers across all industries. St Antony’s  hosts careers events throughout the academic year where employers, training providers and representatives from Further and Higher Education are welcome to get involved. Please contact Mr Reynard on s.reynard@st-antonys.com or careers@st-antonys.com if your organisation would like to engage with the CEIAG at St Antony’s.

Careers Talks from Ex Students

To complement our programme of employer engagement encounters, we also invite ex-students back to St Antony’s to talk about their careers. In this academic year we welcomed a number of ex-students whose talks inspired our current ones. Some of their profiles are shown below.

A day in the life of a Nurse.....

A day in the life of a Paramedic....

A Day in the life of an Operations Duty Manager at Virgin Atlantic Airways



We work proactively to support our leavers in their progression onto further education, training and employment and are very successful in supporting our students in their next stage in life. Our current NEET (not in education, employment or training) figures are shown below.

% NEET 2019 2018 2017 2016
St Antony’s  0.00% 2.60%  1.16%   1.52%
National 2.10%  2.00%  2.10%

Further Information

The links below provide further useful information for students, parents and colleagues. St Antony’s does not control and therefore cannot take responsibility for the contents of these external sites.

Higher Education


Please click here for the 6th Form & College Open Days 2021-2022

Please click on the links below for further information:



Useful Websites

Information for Staff/Parents

Supporting the progression of pupils onto suitable post-16 options is a team effort and it is important as a team of staff to work collaboratively for the benefit of our leavers. To this end, please find links to the various resources that you might require to support the young people in your various roles as Subject Teacher, Form Tutor and/or Learning Mentor. Parents please find resources that could support our team effort.