Careers at Aylesbury Grammar School
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is integral to the education of our students at Aylesbury Grammar. Our provision for careers education is delivered through curriculum learning, dedicated talks, workshops and events, as well as one-to-one or group meetings with staff and the independent Adviza team.
AGS is committed to providing all students in Years 7-13 with a programme of careers activities and supporting activity in line with the eight Gatsby benchmarks. These benchmarks are intended to ensure best practice and to meet the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2018.
The Gatsby Benchmarks
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experience of work places
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Resources for students and parents
2018 Labour Market Information for Buckinghamshire can be found here: LMI-Report-2018
Some other websites that can be used to search for opportunities, explore careers and apprenticeship opportunities and gain experience within local businesses are:
www.wannabebucks.org – Details of work experience, apprenticeship and employment opportunities in the local area.
www.ucas.com – UCAS lists available options for 16-18 choices, Undergraduate study, Postgraduate study, conservatoire courses, higher and degree apprenticeships and teacher training, as well as being the central application site for UK universities.
www.icould.com – Career information that incorporates government labour market information and utilises a ‘buzzquiz’ to help select possible career options.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprenticeship-vacancies – Government published list of apprenticeships available, updated regularly.