Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Hello and welcome to the Eltham Hill Careers.

Knowing how to advise your child about the wealth of different educational and career options can be confusing and difficult as well as time-consuming. These important decisions have to be made several times throughout their academic career: in Year 8 when selecting GCSE’s, in Year 11 deciding on Post 16 options and then again in Year 13 when we have to make the decision between going to university, work or apprenticeships.

The Eltham Hill Careers Page aims to provide you and your child with a comprehensive range of career guidance information to help you understand the vast range of different opportunities that are available to young people today at each stage they encounter.

There are many websites offering advice and guidance but we have listed a collection of our favourite sites below categorised into key decision stages.

Embedding careers education within our curriculum and ensuring our students have access to employers, workplace visits and university trips throughout their time at Eltham Hill is essential to ensure that our young people are fully prepared and motivated for the world of work that they will soon encounter.

We will continue to add to this site and if you have any ideas or suggestions about careers information you would like please contact me at

I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Ms E Brignell

Eltham Hill CEIAG Careers Coordinator

Independent Careers Advice at Eltham Hill School

We think it is essential that each student has the opportunity to have an interview with an Independent Careers Adviser to assist them when making important decisions about their post 16 and post 18 opportunities. Every student in year 10 and 12 are invited to a 30-minute interview and will be offered advice, feedback and a personal action plan.

A message from Eltham Hill’s Independent Careers Adviser:

“We offer every pupil the opportunity to have a guidance interview. This is available wherever significant study or career choices are being made. As the Careers Adviser, I work with the students offering 1:1 careers guidance in order to meet their individual needs. Together we explore the students’ ideas and options to help them to make informed choices about their future.”
Catherine Leachman, Careers Adviser.

Click here to view Eltham Hill School Careers Access Policy

Click here to view Eltham Hill Careers Guidance Planner 2019-2020



Participating in Careers Activities at Eltham Hill School

We recognise the vitally important link between interaction with employers and the achievement and aspirations of students whilst in school.

Through our range of careers activities, Eltham Hill School aims to provide all our students with many opportunities to meet, speak and engage with professionals from all industry sectors to enable them to make informed choices about their future career routes.

However, we can’t achieve this goal without the help that you, the wider business community, provide to us. If you can contribute your time during the academic year to participate in one of our events such as Careers Speed Networking, Mock Interviews or Careers Discovery Talks, please let me know. We try to ensure that the events will not take you away from work for more than a couple of hours and we will always guarantee you a warm welcome! What’s more, the events are fun, rewarding and a really positive way to help our young people.

Don’t just take our word for it!

“The pupils are a credit to the school, and I was very impressed with their enthusiasm, professional approach and how well they managed the interview process. I interviewed 6 pupils who all communicated well, and it was therefore difficult for me to pick a winner.” NS

“It was a really well organised day and the students were so professional and more job ready than many I have met!”  KT

“We really enjoyed the day, thank you.” KB

“It was certainly a really rewarding experience.” SW

“I just wanted to say that I was really impressed with the attitude and enthusiasm of the young people I met today.  I grew up locally and went to a local school back in the days when ‘careers advice’ was pretty much non-existent and there is no way I would have had the confidence that some of those young ladies had back then.  I was particularly impressed with those who were able to convey what they wanted to get across while being authentic to themselves.” MW

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you can join us in the near future.

Ellie Brignell, CEIAG Coordinator

Eltham Hill School’s Guide to Selecting Post 16 Education

Please click on the link to download the Post 16 Options Assembly which we would have presented to you in school as part of our Sixth Form evening which did not take place due to Covid-19.  This Powerpoint has audio added to it so you can listen to it in your own time.  At the end of the assembly, we have included a Post 16 activity for your daughter to complete to help her understand her Post 16 options.

Year 10 Progression Talk for Parents Presentation