Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at The Emmbrook School is a vital part of school life. All students will receive this as part of their learning here at the school. We are committed to providing the appropriate activities and experiences to enable students to make successful transitions from the start of Year 7, through Key Stages 4 and 5 and then on to further education, training programmes, apprenticeships or work.

The Emmbrook School CEIAG aims are:

  • To allow students to make informed and considered choices at the end of all three key stages.
  • To help and guide students to make transitions into new situations.
  • To promote self-development in students including employability skills.
  • To help students to value differences and diversity between people.
  • To raise aspirations and make students aware of opportunities available to them.
  • To provide guidance to all students in relation to decisions about options, further education and career choices, including apprenticeships.

Careers education should not just be seen as learning about jobs but also learning about work ethics, equipping students with skills (both hard and soft) for the work place, ensuring transition occurs smoothly and helping to reduce barriers to entering the world of work.

Our careers provision at The Emmbrook is based on the GatsbyBenchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018).

School is the place where all students, whatever their family background, can get unbiased information, advice and guidance on the whole range of career pathways.” Sir John Holman /Gatsby Foundation/2018

In line with these Benchmarks, The Emmbrook supports students as follows:

  • Assemblies led by local employers, former students and career experts
  • Year 10 Careers Days with EBP
  • Attendance at local Careers Fayre
  • Year 10 Work Experience
  • Year 9 Options Evening
  • Year 7-13 Tutor Programme
  • Career insight talks – All students will receive at least one face to face session with a qualified ADVIZA Careers Advisor by Year 11
  • Support with employability skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Impartial information on Post 16 and Post 18 career options.
  • Parent Webinar Year 11:Post 11 option - Here is the link to the webinar held on 5 October 2022
  • RSM Insight Evening - Wednesday 8th February 5.30-8pm - Reading

All students in Year 10 will write a CV which local employees will read and feedback on via our external Careers experts.  Our advice to students to make your personal statement/ CV stand out is to ensure that they have studied around their subjects.  They are directed to the online resources such as START/e-CLIPS and sites such as Berkshire Opportunities where they can gain invaluable Careers and Training knowledge.

Sixth Form students are guided closely for university application or vocational opportunities.

Our careers programme is regularly reviewed to ensure that students are given the right guidance and support in an ever changing society as well as changes in statutory guidance.  This programme is currently under review. (March 2021)

The careers programme, are evaluated both by the Assistant Headteacher and Careers Coordinator, using teacher and student feedback.

The ADVIZA service in school is monitored and measured using questionnaires and at annual review meetings.

The impact of careers events and activities is measured using student and parent/carer feedback. Results are shared and published as appropriate.

The careers programme is assessed using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool.


The Emmbrook Student Career Pack

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(Date of next Review:  July 2023)

We also use the services of independent careers specialists who can offer individual guidance for students and advise them on the range of opportunities available post 16 and post 18.  

All students in year 11, 12 and 13 are offered a careers interview.  Some students in other year groups may also benefit from individual specialist careers advice.

Please contact the school if you would like to know more about the careers advice and guidance options available for your child.

What do employers want video

Are you work ready? Video


Click here to download the apprenticeship presentation

Click here to download guide to apprenticeships document

F Andrews
Careers Lead

Tel:  0118 978 4406

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