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"Young adults who recall four or more encounters with employers while at school are five times less likely to be NEET and earn, on average, 18% more than peers who recall no such activities."  (Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers Task Force)

Careers education and guidance programmes play a major part in helping young people choose pathways that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs.  A robust careers programme helps avoid disengagement, puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations.

Our school's careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods, including in:

Benefits of Careers Education and Guidance at School

Careers guidance needs to happen in the classroom, not just in distinct careers activities. We encourage all curriculum areas to embrace employer led learning, using industry professionals and resources to help deliver curriculum lessons, blending careers ideas with academic learning. There are numerous benefits for our students:

For more information on our careers programme and policy, please see the documents below.

Policy and Information Documents

PDF icon Careers Provision Policy 2019

PDF icon Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance Entitlement and Offer at St Edward's

PDF icon About Gatsby Benchmarks

PDF icon Gatsby Benchmarks at St Edward's

Information and Signposting for Parents and Pupils

PDF icon Careers Advice on Other Organisations' Websites

PDF icon Careers Advice for Parents - Helping Your Child Choose Their Future

PDF icon Choosing Year 8 and Year 9 Options

Win That Job - Free Guide for Parents of Teenagers

Labour Market Information

Labour market information (LMI) may help student and their parents understand the job market and find out which careers different qualifications can lead to.  We strongly advise students to look through the resources below before making GCSE and A Level option choices.

PDF icon Labour Market Information (National Careers Service) July-September 2019

PDF icon Useful Sources of Labour Market Information