Careers and Post-16

The careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programme makes a significant contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The CEIAG programme is designed to be progressive from year 7 to year 11 and support students in making 14-16 choices. At Brockington College, we aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, it is hoped that students will be encouraged to develop their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which they aspire to do.

At Brockington College careers education is delivered through PSHCE lessons and is supported by many extra-curricular activities too. We measure the impact of the careers program every term against the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers education.

CEIAG Coordinator – Mrs G Troy –

Careers Advisor – Mr J Singh –

During their time at Brockington, students will have the opportunity to speak to an array of post-16 providers, employers and universities. The purpose of this is to encourage students to start to think about their next steps after they leave Brockington College. This will also help students develop an insight into the knowledge and skills required when moving on from school into post-16 provision. All students are now expected to stay in some form of education or training until the age of 18; this event will provide them with an appreciation of the options available to them when they finish their GCSEs. These opportunities will be provided to be Year 10 and Year 11 students, as we feel it is important that students start to consider and engage with their career aspirations as early as possible. 

  • Armed Forces (Army, Navy and RAF)
  • ASK Apprenticeships
  • Beauchamp City Sixth Form
  • Bosworth Academy
  • Countesthorpe Academy
  • De Montfort University
  • Heart of England Training
  • Leicester College
  • Leicestershire Police
  • Gateway College
  • Loughborough College
  • Loughborough University
  • Lutterworth College
  • National Space Academy
  • SMB College Group (Brooksby
    Melton and Stephenson)
  • University of Leicester
  • Wigston College
  • WQEI College

Careers education and guidance


Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability.

Student profile
Students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.

Activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time. Up to date information and engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.

An online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs. Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service helpline is available for young people (aged 13 upwards) every day from 8am till 10pm on 0800 100 900.

Leicester Employment Hub

Connextions can support young people living in Leicester city. 

Leicestershire County Careers Advice

Young people living in Leicestershire, can access information and support via the county council website.

Other sources of support

Need more information? See below a range of people and resources to support you with advice and guidance.

  • Careers library
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Subject teachers
  • Form tutor
  • Pastoral manager
  • Head of year
  • Mr Mayes

Work experience

Every year 10 student has the opportunity to complete a one-week work experience placement. Work experience will be authorised for five school days between Monday 24th June and Friday 28th June 2024.  

Important Dates

Date Event
30th October 2023 Deadline for application forms
18th December 2023 "Late" deadline for application forms
31st March 2024 Payment deadline
20th May 2024 Placement paperwork returned. This includes: 1) Placement description (including hours of work etc) 2) Work placement agreement 3) Health and safety vetting and risk assessments
24th - 28th June 2024 Students out on placement
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The law states that all students have to stay in learning until at least their 18th birthday. Students can choose from:

  • a full time course at a college studying for A -levels or a vocational qualification
  • learning while you work on an apprenticeship, traineeship or study programme
  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training.

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