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Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)

Welcome to Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) at Rye Hills Academy

At Rye Hills we have a whole academy 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 Leader  – Mr Lane (Assistant Vice Principal and Head of Behaviour & Aspirations)

  • Careers Officer – Miss Smith

Our Careers Officer, Miss Smith, is available to students in the academy/careers library daily, for on hand, accessible help, advice and guidance. 

Students have access to a wide variety of careers based literature in the careers library. Prospectuses from all of the local colleges (Prior Pursglove, Redcar & Cleveland, CCAD, Middlesbrough, Askham Bryan and Stockton Riverside etc…) and training providers are available for students to take away with them alongside an array of vocational publications detailing routes through apprenticeships and traineeships. We also have a range of prospectuses from universities across the country. In addition to the paper publications, students have access to computers before school, at break time, lunchtime and after school to research career pathways, compose CVs and fill out application forms online. 

The academy 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 beyond Year 11 through engaging with post-16 summer programmes such as the National Citizen Scheme and High Tide Summer Programmes.

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 academy:

  1. To provide and embed a stable Careers Programme.
  2. To provide good quality information about jobs and careers paths in line with current labour market information.
  3. To address the needs of each student and offer a bespoke careers programme which embeds equality and diversity.
  4. To link curriculum learning to careers, with particular emphasis on STEM subjects.
  5. 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.
  6. To offer each student experiences of workplaces to help their exploration of careers opportunities and expand their networks.
  7. To provide students with meaningful encounters with representatives from
  8. Further and Higher Education establishments and understand the full range of learning opportunities available to them.
  9. To offer personal guidance and impartial advice, usually in the form of a one-to-one interview, with a careers adviser.

Year 10 and 11 students will each meet one to one with a Careers Adviser from an external IAG Service such as Foundation for Jobs. They will discuss post-16 options and offer students a wide range of impartial information and guidance as well as assist them with their applications. 

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 expanding and evolving but a typical academic year provides the following for students:

Careers Programme 2018/19.... Coming Soon!

Careers at Rye Hills

Click the image below or the icon on our homepage to visit @CareersatRyeHills. This page is for students, parents and carers who wish to do further research into careers and education pathways.

Regular updates on careers events and apprenticeships will be posted to this page, along with useful links and handy tips to help you make those all important careers decisions. Students, parents and carers are encouraged ask questions via the page or visit the careers advisor and careers library within school.

CAreers FB



College & Provider Open Events 2018/2019

MacMillan Academy, Post 16 Open Events:

  • Open Evening: Wednesday 10th October: 6pm start
  • Information Morning: Saturday 9th February: 10am – 12pm

Middlesbrough College Open Events:

  • Wednesday 26th September 5pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday 23rd October 5pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday 13th November 5pm – 8pm
  • Tuesday 11th December 5pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 26th January 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 12th February 5pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 23rd March 10am – 12pm
  • Monday 29th April 5pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 22nd May 5pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 10th July 3pm – 6pm (Apprenticeship Event)

Prior Pursglove College Open Events:

  • Thursday 18th October 2018, 5pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 8th December 2018, 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 5th February 2019, 5pm – 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 5pm – 7pm.

Nunthorpe Academy Sixth Form Open Events:

Monday 22nd October 2018, 6pm - 8pm

Stockton Riverside College Open Events:

  • Monday 8th October 2018
  • Thursday 15th November 2018
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018 – Higher Education
  • Saturday 19th January 2019
  • Tuesday 12th February 2019
  • Wednesday 6th March 2019 – Apprenticeship


  • Thursday 18th October 2018
  • Thursday 22nd November 2018
  • Thursday 31st January 2019
  • Tuesday 5th March 2019 – Apprenticeship

St Bedes Sixth Form Open Events

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018
  • Tuesday 13th November 2018
  • Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Thursday 14th March 2019

Redcar & Cleveland College Open Events:

  • Monday 24th September 5pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 17th October 2018, 5pm to 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 7th November 2018, 5pm to 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 29th January 2019, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 21st March 2019, 5pm to 7pm
  • Wednesday 15th May 2019, 5pm to 7pm

CCAD, The Northern School of Art Open Events: 

  • Tuesday 2nd October 5:30pm
  • Saturday 17th November 10:00am

Askham Bryan Open Events:

  • Tuesday October 9 2018, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Saturday November 10 2018, 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Tuesday January 15, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Saturday March 23, 2019, 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Tuesday May 14, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Shape Training Open Events: 

Coming soon...

Egglescliffe 6th Form

  • Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 6:30pm

Careers & Aspirations Events 2018/2019

At Rye Hills Academy we provide frequent opportunities for our students to attend a wide range of events throughout their school life.

We work with many external providers as well as our local colleges and training establishments including: Careers & Enterprise Company, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Redcar & Cleveland Council, 1851 Trust, Inspire 2 Learn etc...

Past events have included: STEM, World of Work, Enterprise, Aspirational, SEND, and are aimed at raising aspirations, confidence, knowledge and awareness of equality and diversity. These events are just a few of the many provisions we aim to provide our young people as part of our bespoke Careers Programme.

If you receive a letter to attend one of these events please make sure you hand in the reply slip by the date stated so that you do not miss out! Places are extremely limited.

Date/ time



5th October 2018 - ALL Day

World of Work – English


6th October 2018 - ALL Day

Girl Kind North East

Northumbria University

22nd October 2018 - 9.30-11.30AM

Aspirations Event


12th November 2018 - ALL Day

World of Work – Maths


27th November 2018 - ALL Day

Inspiring Boys


30th November 2018 - 9.30-11.30AM

Aspirations Event


3rd December 2018 - ALL Day

World of Work – Science


6th December 2018 – 9.30-11.30AM

SEND Aspirations


14th January 2019 – ALL Day

World of Work – English


30th January 2019 – ALL Day



1st February 2019 - 9.30 -11.30AM

Aspirations Event


7th March 2019 -ALL Day

Inspiring Girls


9th May 2019 -ALL Day

STEM Boats


20th May 2019 -ALL Day

World of Work – Science


21st May 2019 –ALL Day




Year 10 College Taster Days 2019

Year 10 pupils have been given the opportunity to spend a day at some of our local colleges. Visits to colleges are optional but strongly encouraged as they offer students a valuable insight in to the many options available to them post-16.

Taster days usually take place in the last month of the academic year following a series of informative assemblies around Easter.

Industrial Cadets and Cadetships

Throughout the year there will be opportunities for students to take part in cadetships. These give young people the opportunity to get a unique insight into industry. Skills and knowledge are built and enhanced whilst being mentored by industry role models.

The programmes can take place over a series of weeks after school or in the school holidays. Students have the chance to graduate and these are an excellent addition to a CV.

Cadetships are FREE. 

Programmes offered:

British Steel Industrial Cadets - Year 9

High Tide Shipping Cadetship - Year 9

High Tide Automotive Cadetship - Year 9

Jacobs Engineering Industrial Workshop Placement - Year 10/11 - NOW CLOSED for applications to take part in the October Half term holidays 2018. 



Colleges, Apprenticeships, Trainineeships

Click on a logo below to link directly to the college website or select one of the sub pages listed on the right.

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Documents and Policies

Policy Statement for Provider Access

CEIAG Policy

Other Year 10 Education Opportunities

Schools with Aytypical Age Ranges

Useful Websites

Get in. Go Far.  Apprenticeships information.

Gov.uk Careers guidance provision for young people in schools

iCould  iCould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

Taking Care of Business - by Redcar & Cleveland Council

The Prince's Trust We help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. 

National Citizen Service National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don't want to miss. If you're 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 200,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don't. Miss. Out.

The National Careers Service - provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

TTE - Specialist Technical Training Services - TTE specialises in the delivery of technical training and consultancy services to both UK and International clients covering sectors such as Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Downstream petrochemical and the contracting industry.

UCAS - We provide application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers.

Career Pilot - Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.