Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Please visit our careers portal for full information on how we deliver advice and guidance on careers.

We provide outstanding Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Co-op Academy Walkden to all pupils. So that all young people understand the full range of opportunities available to them, learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace, and have first-hand experiences of the workplace and all educational pathway opportunities to achieve their goals.

Young people, parents and employers are involved from the beginning in the design, delivery and evaluation of the CEIAG programme in school.

To achieve this we have a carefully planned programme of activities to help young people make choices that are right for them, to help them to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to aspire be successful.

We provide careers education for all pupils and provide pupils access to careers information, advice and guidance in accordance with the 2011 Education Act. Staff will provide each young person with the opportunity to access a learning route that suits their interests, abilities and learning styles.

Work experience feedback forms

Work Experience Yr10 1st July-5th July


Thank you for offering work experience to our Year 10s. When the student has completed the work experience placement please could you complete the  feedback form:
Please email Mr Mangas or myself if you have any queries whilst the student is on placement
As discussed in assembly please could you complete the student log each day. Here is the link. Please do this at home or at school.

Careers team

We have a team of staff who work together to deliver quality and impartial CEIAG. They are:

  • Mr J. Mangas – Senior Leader: CEIAG & Pupil Personal Development
  • Mrs. F. Richardson – Careers Advisor (Tuesday – Friday)
  • Mr D. Lyons – Careers Curriculum Coordinator
  • Mr D. Preston – Head of Year 11

Awards and recognition


“Leadership in this area is strong” OFSTED 2016

“The work that the school does to prepare its pupils for post-16 progression is exemplary. Effective careers education, information, advice and guidance are a very high priority.” OFSTED 2016

” Year 11 destination information indicates that pupils are being very effectively prepared to progress to further education, training or to enter full-time employment. The high-quality careers education, information, advice and guidance that pupils receive contribute to a 100% progression rate. The number of pupils progressing to apprenticeships is twice the national average.” OFSTED 2016

Our careers program for years 7 to 11

CEIAG Resources

Employers: Let’s work together!

As an employer, what is your average workforce age? What is your replacement workforce strategy? How stable is your workforce over the next 10-15 years? Do you find it difficult to recruit qualified staff? How do you recruit apprentices? If any on these questions are on your lips as an employer, then you need our help as much as we need yours. In our pupils, we have all

the talent and potential to you grow your business and industries within our school.

We invite you in to influence our young people to choose a career in your field. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Look through the topic requests provided by teachers in this spreadsheet.
  2. Choose a topic and complete your submission of interest here.
  3. Following your submission of interest you can expect a welcome email/phone call within a week from our Senior Careers Leader.
  4. Once a topic is agreed you will be introduced to the subject teacher by email to arrange a convenient time to conduct a phone call.
  5. A phone call will take place between teacher and employer to agree a mutually convenient date to visit the lesson, expectations/objectives will be discussed and a date agreed.
  6. You visit the class and inspire a future generation of learners!