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Careers Education, Advice and Guidance

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance is a part of every student’s entitlement and here at Ashton on Mersey School, we are committed to using a variety of learning experiences to help young people manage the key decision points in their lives. The education they receive prepares them to make informed decisions about the next learning or employment stage for them.

All pupils have access to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) as part of the curriculum. The programme is delivered in PSHE, Character Education and through subject lessons. This allows pupils to explore individual career options, gain an awareness of the job market and to develop the core skills needed for employment.


Pupils will get the opportunity to meet with Mrs Evelyn Eyong, the Careers Adviser at key decision points in their school life, and at other times if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they leave school and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. All pupils can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial.

Provider Access Policy

Careers Resources

We have a fully resourced Careers Library which pupils can access at lunchtimes and after school. Higher Ideas, e-Clips and Kudos are careers software packages the pupils have access to via Moodle at school and at home.

Detailed careers information can be found on the Careers Department on Moodle which students can access from home or school.

Career Bulletin

Welcome to the autumn edition of our Career Bulletin. This is to keep you informed of career activities happening in and out of school which pupils would benefit from and help them to make informed career choices for their future.

If you would like to discuss your child’s career options/plan please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Eyong Careers Adviser at or call 0161 973 1179.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Parents/Carers and pupils can access online careers information, advice, guidance and much more on this site;

Moving On

Discover careers and qualifications information with Moving On;

Careers Team 

Mr R Worsfold

Assistant Headteacher, Director of Key Stage 4 & Careers Lead

Contact information; 0161 973 1179,

One of my strategic responsibilities as an Assistant Headteacher, Director of key Stage 4 and Careers Lead at Ashton on Mersey School is to ensure that all pupils have up-to-date, accurate and inspirational advice and guidance regarding Career pathways, Further Education and Higher Education. I am passionate about making sure all of our pupils know the choices available to them, that they have high expectations and can access the right information to make the right decisions about their futures.

 Mrs E. Eyong

Careers Adviser

Contact information; 0161 973 1179,

 Working as a Careers Adviser, I am passionate about supporting pupils in making important decisions in their lives. I support Ashton on Mersey School pupils on their career path and also help them to overcome any barriers to learning and employment opportunities. 

Miss F. Clarke

Work Experience Coordinator

Contact Information; 0161 973 1179,

Working as the Work Experience Coordinator, my role is to ensure that all pupils have secured a placement. I am here to help if any pupils are struggling to find a placement and they are in need of contact details from previous experience.  I ensure that all paperwork is in place and correct before placements take place.

Work Experience

Work experience is an important part of a young person’s education, especially in preparing them for the world of work.  The outcomes they gain from doing your work experience placement are:

  • Learn skills relevant to the workplace
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of roles/employers
  • Increase in confidence
  • Develop in maturity
  • Obtain a sense of responsibility

Here at Ashton on Mersey School, Year 10 pupils and Year 13 students undertake a week’s work experience in July.

While on work experience they will not only be able to try out the job, but also find out what qualifications and skills they need in order to be able to do it!

There may be pathways which you need to make decisions about in the near future to enter a particular area of work, such as your choice of further studies and practices.

You may not know what you want to do when you are older, and you may not yet have entered into the workplace before as an employee, so you are probably feeling nervous!

Work Experience Agreement 2021

Work Experience Information for pupils 2021

Work Experience Information for parents and carers 2021

Employers – How can you help

It is important that pupils have access to the world of work and with your help we can make that happen. We want pupils in all year groups to understand the world of work through employer engagement so that all our young people will successfully transition out of secondary school life ready, equipped for work and life-long learning. As an employer you can play a significant part in helping us achieve our goal.

If you are interested in providing any of the following please click here to complete our form

  • Work Experience
  • Careers Talks
  • Pupil mentoring
  • Offering a work place visit
  • Providing resources/ sponsorship


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