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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 (Strategic) – Mr Lane (Assistant Vice Principal and Head of Behaviour & Aspirations)

  • Careers Leader (Operational) – Miss Smith (Librarian, Social Media & Website Lead)

  • Link Governor - Mrs Jacqui Hutchinson

  • Enterprise Coordinators - Kim Upex (Tees Valley Combined Authority)

  • Enterprise Adviser (EA) is Heather King, Local Liaison Officer at AngloAmerican

We are a member of the Careers & Enterprise Company 'Careers Hub'. More information is available here

Miss Smith, is available to students in the academy/careers library daily, for on hand, accessible help 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, Northern School of Art, 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. We work alongside Job Centre Plus to offer half termly employability and CV/application drop in sessions for KS4 students.

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 and measure our progress regularly, using the Compass Tool.

Our most recent Compass+ Results are here and were generated on 17th November 2020 (affected by Covid-19/Lockdown):




1. A stable careers programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.


2. Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.


3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.


4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.


5. Encounters with employers and employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.


6. Experiences of workplaces

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences* of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.


7. Encounters with further and higher education

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.


8. Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.


Careers Advice & Personal Guidance

Year 10 and 11 students will each meet one to one with a Careers Adviser from an external IAG Service. 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. 

Year 9 students will receive guidance to prepare them for their KS4 options choices.

  • Careers Adviser: Carol Fellows - Stockton Borough Council - Youth Direction, is working with our students to ensure they receive the level of IAG needed. She can be contacted via e-mail here: E-mail: Carol.Fellows@stockton.gov.uk

  • We also work very closely with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Foundation for Jobs and Careers & NEETs advisers. The Careers & NEETs team offers a holistic service to break down barriers to moving into education, employment or training by providing careers advice and guidance to young people aged 16-20 or up to 25 for people with learning difficulty or disability. We will refer any Year 11 who is a non attender, has low attainment or flagged as vulnerable and at risk of becoming NEET to the team. Foundation for Jobs support our school careers provison offering us Y10 work experience placements, CV and mock interview support and a wide range of opportunities for our students to get involved in within the local area.

Next Steps

If you have any queries or would like some information or advice about applications, careers, post-16 (college, training. apprenticeships) etc... please email us here:


This is for any student or their parent/carers. Mr Lane or Miss Smith will be happy to speak to you. 

Year 11 Leavers

Advice on Leaving Education Leaflet for School Leavers 2021


Google Classroom Codes

Please join the relevant classroom for your Year group. Here we will be sharing lots of information, quizzes and tasks.

Y10 CaREERS Y11 CaREERS One vision

Careers Programme 2020/2021

The new 2020/21 programme will be published as soon as we are able to operate CEIAG provisions safely in regards to COVID-19. Until then please follow our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages: @RyeHillsAcademy, for up to date information, virtual events and opportunities. 

Activity Programme introducing Higher Education. Students involved will be contacted via letter home.



Year 7

Year 8

Year  9

Year 10

Year 11


Opportunity NE (One Vision) Pilot 

All Year






Students involved will be contacted via letter home.

2 year programme Y10-11.

Interviews and Interventions.

Future ME (NECOP)







Students involved will be contacted via letter home.

Hello World!







Virtual one-day event is for 10 young women in years 9 to get inspired by great female leaders working in computer science and digital technology.

Drop Down Hour







  • Year 7 - NERAP Student Life: Intro to HE
  • Year 8 - NERAP Student Life: Intro to HE
  • Year 9 - Buzz LIVE with David Hodgson
  • Year 10 - Buzz LIVE with David Hodgson
  • Year 11 - Positively MAD: LIVE Making Informed Decisions.

Careers at Rye Hills on Facebook

Click here 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.

Buzz Quiz

The Buzz Quiz was created by David Hodgson. It works by helping students to understand their own personality which is great way to start thinking about their future career choices:

Buzz Quiz

College & Provider Open Events 2021

Most local colleges and training providers are offering face to face and virtual open evenings, tours and Q&As. Follow them on social media or go to their respective websites for dates and times of these events. You can contact them by phone or email and apply for your course online. 

Please also check our Forthcoming Events page for a full list of events and clubs in the academy and the local area.


How/where to book a place:

Forthcoming dates:

Middlesbrough College & Northern Skills Group


Virtual Open Events

  • Saturday 3rd July 2021 10-12:30pm


If you would like more information or to book your place, please contact the recruitment team on 01642 770 337 or email recruitment@tte.co.uk


Redcar & Cleveland College


  • Y10/11 Taster sessions in June/July.

Prior Pursglove College


Call us on 01287 280800 or email ppc.enquiries@pursglove.ac.uk.

Open Evening 

  • Tuesday 29th June 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Preview Day 

  • Friday 9th July

Stockton Riverside College


  • Y10/11 Taster sessions in June/July.

NETA Training


  • Y10/11 Taster sessions in June/July.

Bede Sixth Form


  • Book a tour on website

Skills Academy


  • Book a tour on website

Northern School of Art



Askham Bryan


  • Virtual Event on website

Nunthorpe Sixth Form


  • Live Virtual event available now

Shape Training


  • Thursday 1st July
  • Monday 16th August

Guisborough Town Elite Football Academy


Contact: academy@guisboroughtown.co.uk.


Polton Training Academy



Egglescliffe Sixth Form

Events (Live/Virtual) https://egglescliffe.org.uk/events/

  • Live Virtual event available now




Army Foundation College Harrogate 



Macmillan Academy Post-16

Post-16 Virtual Tour:


  • Live Virtual event available now

Learning Curve



King's Academy Sixth Form 


  • Live Virtual event available now

Case Studies - Find out more about different careers!

Want to learn more about businesses in Tees Valley and the opportunities available? Please see Tees Valley Careers for a selection of videos from sectors such as engineering to law. Videos will be uploaded every month.

Tees Valley Careers Video Case Studies

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.

PPC    RCC   MBC    SRC   NSoA   ABCP16    Shape   NA6th    BL Hair   REMIT   71144359_2583761331661943_8236350065032036352_o
0x0    NCS   Apprenticeships    UCAS   Kings   tteLC    EGGles 6th   Polton   

Apprenticeships 2021


Documents and Policies

Policy Statement for Provider Access  - in line with the Baker Clause.

CEIAG Policy

Other Year 10 Education Opportunities

Schools with Aytypical Age Ranges

Useful Websites & Links

Adzuna - Adzuna is a search engine for job ads that lists every job, everywhere. They search thousands of websites so you don't have to and bring together millions of ads so you can find every job, everywhere, via Adzuna. They provide smarter search options and powerful data about the job market, giving you the information you need to take control of your career.

A Future in Chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry:Study options, there are many different qualifications and routes you can take to become a professional chemical scientist and have a successful career in chemistry. Find out more here.

Army Foundation College Harrogate - The Army Foundation College is the only Junior Entry Phase 1 training establishment in the British Army. The College plays a vital role in providing the basic military training and developing future leadership. It offers a mix of military training, personal development, and education for under 19s that provides them skills to succeed in the Armed Forces, and their lives beyond the military.

Brag Folder - Bragfolder is a free tool that can be used alongside CVs and personal statements to help students develop their portfolio.Visit the website or download the app - it takes less than a minute to register.

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.

Get in. Go Far.  Apprenticeships information.

Go Construct The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment. The site helps to meet the future skills needs of the industry and to recruit a workforce that is diverse and ready for the challenge of the future. It aims to: Inspire, Discover, Experience.

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.

Learning Curve - Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Construction and Pre-Uniformed Services.

North York Moors Careers, Apprenticeships and Volunteering Opportunities

Operating Theatre Live TV for 14-19 year old aspiring medical and healthcare students. Live dissection of real specimens, tonnes of pathology all curriculum linked learning with downloads. WATCH NOW exclusive to MEDIC PLAYERFor 2020-2021 Operating Theatre Live is changing. In this revamped new series you'll step into the shoes of a real medical student. Come into the operating theatre with us to experience real surgery, learn how the organs function and boost your knowledge of how the human body works. An immersive point of view surgical experience like no other.

Practice Reasoning Tests A range of guides and techniques for students in dealing with job interviews during internships and first full time jobs. Includes: Cognitive Ability Tests and Personality Tests: The ULTIMATE Interview Guide For Any Candidates.

Project Choice Supported Internships for 16-24 year olds with disabilities, learning disabilities, difficulties and/or Autism. The programme is delivered within NHS organisations and supported by Health Education England.  Project Choice is a programme that helps young adults gain work experience and improve employability and independence skills. 

Step in to the NHS Take the test and map your career. Real life stories, Video Stories, A-Z Careers.

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. This is available at Stockton Riverside College and Redcar & Cleveland College as well as nationally. 

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.

New Directions Redcar & Cleveland (Part of Beyond Housing) offers people in the Redcar and Cleveland area aged 15 to 29 who are not in education, employment or training, specialist support, information advice and guidance, training, mentoring, apprenticeships, job placements and further education to help them meet the needs of local employers.

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.

Tees Valley Careers - Providing excellent careers information to fulfil career aspirations

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

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College a full boarding co-educational college, funded by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It offers an A level education to young people who wish to follow a career as a technical or engineering officer within the armed forces or as a civilian with the MOD. Our students will go on to study a degree at a partner university and receive an annual bursary before starting their career with their chosen service.