Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

We have a whole school approach to careers with all staff supporting the delivery of CEIAG. In addition, we have a designated CEIAG team who lead, co-ordinate and monitor the quality and delivery of our careers programme:

Careers Leaders – Mrs K Wood

Careers Advisor - Miss L Barrow

Both can be contacted via email on: k.wood@upholland.lancs.sch.uk  l.barrow@upholland.lancs.sch.uk

or via phone: 01695 625191

Our students are provided with high quality careers advice and guidance by our Careers Adviser Miss L Barrow. Students will be offered impartial information and guidance on post 16/18 pathways and choices as well as assistance with applications, CV writing and mock interviews. Students can book an appointment with Miss Barrow through the contact tab on Synergy or by speaking to their PD tutor.  All CEIAG activities and career guidance plans are logged on Synergy for each individual student.

Students have access to a wide variety of career-based literature in the Careers Meeting Room. Prospectuses from all of the local colleges and training providers are available to students online or to take away, alongside an array of vocational information detailing routes through apprenticeships and traineeships. We also have a range of prospectuses from universities across the country. In addition, students have access to drop-in sessions before school, at break time, lunchtime and after school to research career pathways, compose CVs and fill out application forms online.

Up Holland High School is committed to providing the highest quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for all students in Years 7-11. We will continue to encourage and support our students to access personal development programmes and post-16/18 summer programmes such as the National Citizen Scheme. There will be a wide range of careers opportunities, events, assemblies, drop ins etc. for all students throughout the academic year. Our careers programme is constantly evolving.  Students, parents and employer evaluations happen frequently and feed in to the CEIAG evaluations.

We will seek to ensure that the provision we provide is bespoke to each students' individual need whether that be age, ability or educational, and that it is underpinned by equality and opportunity.

We aim to successfully embed the Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks in our school:

  • To provide and embed a stable Careers Programme.
  • To provide good quality information about jobs and careers paths in line with current labour market information.
  • To address the needs of each student and offer a bespoke careers programme which embeds equality and diversity.
  • To link curriculum learning to careers, with particular emphasis on STEM subjects.
  • To provide each student with multiple opportunities, throughout their school life, to encounter employers and learn about work, employment and skills valued in the workplace.
  • To offer each student experiences of workplaces to help their exploration of careers opportunities and expand their networks.
  • To provide students with meaningful encounters with representatives from Further and Higher Education establishments and understand the full range of learning opportunities available to them.
  • To offer personal guidance and impartial advice, usually in the form of a one-to-one interview, with a careers adviser.

SLT Approved:   Yes

Date adopted by Governors:   June 2020

Date of next review:   July 2022


Useful information

Career Pilot

National careers service 
LMI for all 

Local Colleges

West Lancashire College
St. John Rigby College
Winstanley College
Wigan and Leigh College

Runshaw College

St Helens College

Myerscough

Local University Websites 

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
University of Central Lancashire
Lancaster University  
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope College 
Edge Hill College
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 
The University of Manchester 
The Manchester Metropolitan University

Career Choices

Local Government Jobs
Academic Careers Vacancies

Apprenticeships

NHS Careers

Appointments for Teachers  
British Veterinary Association 
R.S.P.C.A. 
Institute of Plumbing  
Industry Training Board
Institute of Civil Engineers