Preparing for Adulthood and CEIAG

Preparing for Adulthood and CEIAG

Preparing for Adulthood and CEIAG

At BHA, Preparation for adulthood means preparing for:

Preparation for adulthood is covered in our PHSE curriculum and tutor time, plus many events (see below). The focus of this programme is as follows:

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance( CEIAG) at Beaumont Hill Academy enables our pupils to develop themselves and their aspirations through careers and work related education. Pupils learn about the life pathways available, the world of work and build connections with employers. They are also encouraged to develop their independence and employability skills. We aim to provide a guidance programme which enables pupils to make the correct choices and by offering advice and guidance pupils will be able to make informed choices about post 16 pathways.

Careers programme information

Beaumont Hill Academy Careers Objectives.pdf

Beaumont Hill Academy Careers Programme.pdf

The LMI Bulletin overs a wide range of online careers resources including labour market information, networking and employer brokerage and access to employer details who are willing to support careers and work related learning activities.  

Labour Market Information Bulletin 442

Job News

The vast new building on the outskirts of Darlington, is Amazon's first fulfillment centre in the North-East.  Amazon says it will be taking on 1,000 employees which will put it in to the top 10 of the region's largest employers. Vacancies have already been appearing so save this link to see what is available.

Occado is recruiting at its new Sunderland office with upto 300 people expecting to be taken on (Recruiter)

Two tech firms in the region are looking to increase their workforces - Sagezza in Sunderland with 30 appointments this year and Hive in Newcastle with 20 staff required (Insidermedia and Bdaily)

Connected Energy in Newcastle reuses electric vehicle battery packs to create second-life battery energy storage solutions for energy intensive users. It is looking for 10 more staff in 2020 (Bdaily)

Two significant employers in Tees Valley are in discussions regarding their future - Sirius Minerals which looks set to be taken over by Anglo American and discussions continue with the Jingye Group about the rescue of British Steel. Both have impacts on workers in the region.  

Hitachi Rail in Newton Aycliffe has announced that 250 staff are at risk. The plant employs 900 people but is moving to a core team of full time employees (BBC) possible job share oppportunity, suit married/civil partnership couple, some foreign travel may be necessary, further details c/o Buckingham Palace.


Pay Rises

Not yet but from the 1st April 2020, the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will have their annual increases. The National Living Wage is the wage for 25 year olds although the Chancellor's aim (September 2019 announcement for post-Brexit future) is to change this so that the NLW will applies to those aged 23 and over from 2021, and to those aged 21 and over within five years. 

Advice on who is entitled to what and what to do if you think you are not getting the right pay, is available from the Citizens Advice .

The average hourly pay for full time workers in the North East is £13.40 and average annual salary for full time workers is £27,191[1]

The average annual pay for a premiership footballer is £3.173m[2] which works out at £61,000 per week (52 weeks) or £1,649 per hour on a 37 hour week and  £2,473 for a 90 minute game.

Tees Valley Data Insights

There is an expectation of interaction and visualisation in presentation of data and this data tool from the research and intelligence team at Tees Valley Combined Authority, provides an easy way of comparing data for the five local authorities in Tees Valley on a wide range of subjects including from an LMI perspective, education levels, average salaries, employment/unemployment and job vacancies.  It also provides the option of downloading data for other geographies for you to make up your own charts.


Louise Proctor, the Head of the National Careers Service was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.

At BHA we embed this curriculum into both PHSE and tutor time, plus we offer a wide array of events and opportunities for pupils to experience:The impact of the careers programme will be measured through pupil questionnaires at the beginning of Y7 and then annually at the end of every year.  In addition, each term tutors will continually assess the programmes being delivered through summative assessment.

The programme will be reviewed annually in the Summer term to ensure that plans for the following year are appropriate to the cohort.

Career Dates for Web page 2019-2020.pdf

College open day dates 2019-2020

College Open Day dates 2019-2020.pdf

Access for education and training providers

The Trust has developed a policy statement which sets out how it ensures Education and Training Providers can access pupils in years 8 to 11.  Click on the link below to see a copy of the Policy Statement.

Policy statement - Access to pupils by technical and FE colleges

Careers Advice contacts.

Sam Dawson CEIAG Lead 

Tel:- 01325 254000 EXT 2148

For more information please contact our careers mentor Louise Lumsden

Tel:- (01325) 01325 248136 or email:-

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