Careers, Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Believe it or not, if you’re in secondary education right now, you’re at a great point in your life. You have your whole career in front of you, and now is a good time to start thinking about your future, to make some initial plans. Take time to think about what you like to do; dream and imagine ideal careers. There are so many opportunities, so many different types of jobs and careers in a wide variety of industries.

Dean Trust Wigan offers information, direction and guidance to all of its learners. Mrs Tindall is our Careers Advisor and is based in the IAG Hub on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you wish to speak to her about your future opportunities please book an appointment.

Why do we offer CEIAG? We aim for every student to leave the school well prepared for the next stage in their career. Students should be well informed when making subject and career decisions. We want students to be inspired and motivated to fulfil their potential. Students need to understand career pathways and how opportunities may change in the future.

  • Aspiration – it is a good to have an idea of what interests and excites you as early as possible, research the qualifications that you need and aim high.
  • Self development – it is important to understand yourself and to develop your capabilities.
  • Career exploration – you need to know how to investigate career opportunities and to make career plans.

Things to start thinking about…

  • Why it is important to be resilient.
  • Why you should aspire to be the best that you can be.
  • Which courses interest you the most and why?
  • What choices are there after leaving school?
  • Short term and long term career plans.
  • College entry requirements.
  • Employers that you are interested in.
  • Vacancies for apprenticeships.

At Dean Trust Wigan we will provide

  • Offer all young people access to up to date accurate and impartial information and resources.
  • Regular up to date information on college and apprenticeship/training provider open days.
  • Futures Fair Y10 and Y11 pupils/parents and parent’s evening with college and apprenticeship/training providers present to offer advice and guidance.
  • The Careers Advisor Mrs Tindall holds lunch time and after school drop in sessions for pupils.
  • We work in partnership with opportunity providers including employers, College and Training providers including the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Armed Forces, Apprenticeship Ambassadors, Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the Aim Higher programme and many more.
  • Visits from businesses and college providers.
  • Trips to universities.
  • The latest in career software.
  • Drop in sessions with local colleges.
  • Careers guidance meetings.
  • Self development, career exploration and career management.
  • Guidance on CV’s and letters of application.
  • Interview tips.
  • PSHE lessons based on careers and guidance.
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship information.


  • Know how your child’s progress at school will affect thier decisions.
  • Talk to the careers adviser to find out information about careers.
  • Attend parent’s evenings/events that discuss Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance.
  • Request a copy of your childs action plan.
  • Find out more about how you can support your child at this time.
  • Find out what progress is being made with applications.

Careersbox – Careers film and video on the web- Coming Soon

Extra downloads…

See the following links below to download the official National Apprenticeship Presentation accompanied by a series of useful website links to kickstart your career.

Apprenticeships; a comprehensive guide

Careers – Useful Websites

National Careers Service 

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