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Spalding Grammar School

Careers Education

At Spalding Grammar School we are committed to providing a complete and comprehensive careers education to our students. We feel it is vitally important that every student accesses education, information, advice and guidance to ensure they have the necessary skills to access the career path they eventually choose.

Please see below an attached Careers Newsletter, with lots of useful links to follow during lockdown. This will be updated monthly and circulated to students and parents.

We have also invested in Unifrog, a careers platform which brings into one place every undergraduate university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This make it easy for students to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore exciting opportunities further afield by looking at English taught undergraduate programmes available in Europe and the USA.  Additionally, the platform helps students successfully apply for these opportunities by writing their personal statement, applications and CVs and guiding them through the process, allowing teachers to give live feedback.

The School provides opportunities for parents to access guidance on careers through the options processes. There is also the opportunity for parents to access UNIFROG our careers platform as a student.

Some of the websites listed below may also be helpful:

For students:

All About School Leavers - helping school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available

Apprenticeships - government website on apprenticeships opportunities, requirements and case studies

Bright Knowledge - articles about different careers and practical information about pay likes and dislikes about specific careers

Career Alchemy - a research-proven framework effective in helping to develop a clear career purpose, vision and mission

Careers Box - films on a variety of careers

Careers Wales - information about job roles, links to outside specific agencies

Creative & Cultural Skills - an independent charity that provides careers advice and guidance and promotes apprenticeships in the creative industries

CITB - construction trade information and apprenticeships

Future Morph - career opportunities from science and maths

Health Careers - NHS website with everything on roles and planning a career in health

icould - real stories to inspire career choice plus Buzz personality profile quiz

National Careers Service - government website with tools to help on choices for careers, training and work plus CV information

Not Going To Uni - alternatives to higher education

planit - careers, courses, apprenticeships, job-seeking skills tool

Success At Schools - a place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice

Tomorrow's Engineers  - projects and programmes for people considering a career in engineering

UCAS - degree and Post 16 information

For parents:

EY - parental advice to give children all the different routes into a successful career

Parent Zone - information to help parents/carers support young people in making the right decision about study and work

Parental Guidance - careers information and advice from the Careers Writers' Association

Parent Adviser - advice for parents about the career options for their children

If you have any further questions about CEIAG or would like to be part of our careers information events for this year, please contact Miss Barratt (Careers Leader) on the school phone number 01775 765800 or email

Below is a link to an overview of CEIAG within school.