Careers Information Advice and Educational Guidance (CIAEG)

New Horizons Alternative Provision Academy (2019)

We believe that all of our pupils are entitled to the very best education, including careers education and guidance, through a developed personalised curriculum, delivered by highly dedicated, experience and qualified staff.

In January 2018 The Gatsby Charitable Foundation established eight world class benchmarks.

At New Horizons we adhere to them in order to develop and improve our careers provision.

The Gatsby Bench Marks

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning top careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experience of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal Guidance    


Our aim is to ensure every student receives advice and guidance so that they are inspired and motivated to achieve the best that they can.  We will deliver a high quality careers programme, linking careers into our curriculum and also through one to one sessions with our in-house careers lead.  We will aim to inspire young people through real life experiences in the world of work and also encounters with local employers. As part of our Careers Programme students have the opportunity to attend open events and organised careers fairs to enable students to make an informed choice post 16.

Contact Fiona Melling (careers lead) for all matters relating to careers, work related learning and post -16 provision.


The Will

  • • Create strong links with external providers including colleges, training providers and employers. 
  • • Aim to secure appropriate work placements for students to experience the world of work. 
  • • Develop employability skills and ensure that all students leave New Horizons with an up to date CV and a careers action plan directing them to a positive post 16 destination.
  • • Provide students with the opportunity to access mock interviews, create covering letters and develop a personal statement
  • • Liaise with local colleges and arrange transitions events for students in preparation for the end of year 11
  • • Promote and attend careers events and promote STEM within our curriculum
  • • Widen horizons and raise aspirations
  • • Deliver an impartial, embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employer’s across year 7 to 11
  • • Undertake tracking of all year 11 pupils and follow up each case, checking they have offers and providing destination data back to the Local Authority

Year 8-10

  • • Start to introduce careers resources
  • • Complete a skills assessment online identifying suitable careers
  • • Attend employer site visits
  • • Participate in onsite and offsite employer lead skills sessions
  • • Create pathways action plan and start to think about plans for the future
  • • Experience taster days and transitions events at local colleges
  • • Learn about the different Post-16 pathways

Year 11

  • • Explore all Post-16 options
  • • Apply to Post-16 options and back up plans, as necessary
  • • Attend relevant events in and out of school where they can speak to employers, colleges and training providers
  • • Continue to develop skills required for a successful transition
  • • Access one to one support with a careers adviser
  • • Targeted support for identified vulnerable pupils in year 11 at risk of becoming NEET ( Not in education employment or training) to discuss their post 16 options

Careers Websites

You may find some of these websites useful in helping you to research your career ideas. – Careers For Young People website – National Careers Service website

National Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships is useful for researching vocational career pathways and searching and applying for vacancies

Find apprenticeship:

LMI for All:

Success at School:
Includes useful information about work experience, employability skills and vocational skills

Find a job:
Search and apply for full-time and part-time jobs in Great Britain

Agency Central:
Useful for finding a recruitment agency in the local area and those specialising in specific sectors.

Warrington Job Centre: