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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.


Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is part of all aspects of school life. This area is dedicated to providing resources to teachers and other adults in school to support our students in: 

  • Aspiring to the range of possibilities ahead of them   

  • Being well-informed of their future choices 

  • Becoming active citizens with employability skills 

Curriculum areas 

CEIAG opportunities should be noted in curriculum planning and regular connections to careers and real life opportunities should be integral to curriculum delivery 

Departments should seek opportunities to engage with appropriate employment sectors with support from the Careers Lead. This will be essential for departments delivering vocational subjects. 

Departments should seek opportunities to engage with appropriate Post 16 Education and Training providers with support from the Careers Lead 

Departments should seek opportunities to engage with appropriate Post 16 Education and Training providers with support from the Careers Lead 

Pastoral support 

Tutors are the first port of call for all student advice and guidance. Tutors and Heads of Year can support and signpost students to a wide range of resources to support their thinking and research into their future careers. 

Key events occur every year when a pastoral focus on future careers will be needed: 

  • Year 7 and 8- Transition and where Secondary school leads 

  • Year 9- GCSE Options choices 

  • Year 10- Workplace experience and taster days 

  • Year 11- Post 16 applications and transition preparation 

Students will be encouraged to record and review their own CEIAG pathways across their 5 years 

In addition to pre-planned careers activities in Tutor time below are some links you can use to support students thinking about their futures 

Get Career Confident - A series of short films showcasing a range of jobs and what the job involves. 

BBC Bitesize - Explore Careers - Looking for job inspiration? Check out the job profiles to help you get started. Hear from people working in areas that interest you, see how much you could get paid for different roles and find out what qualifications you might need to follow in their footsteps. 

National Careers Week-  National Careers week happens in the Spring term each year, but their helpful resources are available to you all year around. 

National Careers Service This is the government Careers service for advice and guidance in England 

FutureMe - We have amazing universities and colleges in our region and 

Outreach Northeast want to give you all of the information and support you need to understand how higher education can make a difference to your future.  

How2Become  As well as careers advice, from here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview. 

Prospects-  Match your personality to 400+ jobs! 

LifeSkills   Giving millions of people the skills, knowledge and confidence they need for work with tools, tips and learning resources 

Guidance lessons 

Careers education is embedded into the guidance programme and is built upon each year. In short, students will cover:  

  • Year 7 – Introduction to Careers “Who Am I Now?”  

  • Year 8 – Learning about Careers “Who Could I Be?”  

  • Year 9 – Developing My Skills  

  • Year 10 – Becoming Employable  

  • Year 11 – Preparing for My Future 

Guidance teachers should be aware of the progression though the student’s 5 years to maximise the impact of student experiences.