Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

At Epsom and Ewell High School we consider it our duty to offer a bespoke careers guidance and support package to our students.  Our program aims to cover all the Gatsby benchmarks; a set of guidelines outlined in a 2013 report by the Gatsby Foundation and are recommended in the DfE's Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers, including the Baker Clause (January 2018) and Skill for Jobs (January 2021).


We recognise that we serve a suburban community in Greater London with a diverse socio-economic make up. As a result, we strive to raise students’ aspirations and promote students’ awareness of a wider range of career pathways, helping them to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future. We intend to achieve the following outcomes:

Raise Aspirations- Gatsby benchmark 1, 2,3,4, and 7

Provide opportunities- Gatsby benchmark 3,5,6 and 8

Upskill students- Gatsby benchmark 2, 6, 7


We have put in place a comprehensive and robust programme of support, delivered through the curriculum in years 7-13. In order to deliver our programme using resources from Core Skills, the Careers Development Institute (CDI) Framework and Unifrog during dedicated ½ hour sessions every week. Students also have a half- termly careers focused week and assembly where they hear from people in industry and alumni students. Additionally, we benefit from the support of Innervate career services, who provide one-to-one personalised guidance to those who need it most, in years 10-13. This has expanded students’ access to a range of opportunities including advice tailored to the individual needs and circumstances of the students.


Careers Learning Journey


To improve the quality of provision for careers we have:

  • Invited alumni to return to EEHS to speak about their experiences since leaving school.
  • Increased allocated hours of funding for an external and impartial careers service to work with students in a more focussed way.
  • Created a working party link with Epsom College to give students in year 10,11,12 and 13 access to further career talks and fairs.
  • A member of the Surrey Careers Hub and part of their Industry Champions progamme.

Management of provider access requests


Miss H Cobbold is our Designated Careers Leader and IAG Manager.  If you would like to contact Miss Cobbold, please email her at

Employers - please download our provider access details, within our Careers Policy.

Application for Apprentice

Please see below some useful links regarding careers support for students:

Careers in the Curriculum

We have been working incredibly hard to provide students at Epsom and Ewell High School with a world class education, not only are they achieving academic excellence, but are also skilled to become highly successful citizens. Success is unique to everyone, there is no prescribed formula or definition to that will fit everyone, for that reason we have developed a skills centred narrative into our curriculums across the school. We embed a distinct Careers Week every half term in all of our academic lessons so students receive consistent careers support. Refer to the EEHS CEIAG LEARNING JOURNEY.  


Work Experience

Work experience at Epsom and Ewell High School is completed in the Summer Term for Year 10 & Year 12 and lasts for one week. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience the world of work and build their employability skills ready for the world off work that awaits them. We have partnered up with Placementt UK to help facilitate our work experience programme.


Please click on the links below for further information:  (How to search for an apprenticeship in England)  (Everything you need to know!)


We love to hear how you have moved on once you have left us, please do keep in contact, if you would like to be part of our Alumni network and share your experiences with the current generation of young people, we would love to hear from you, you never know some of us might still be here… Please get in touch using


Parents and Carers

Thinking about and helping guide your students’ future careers can often seem a long way off in the distance, however the more we can speak to them about the positive journey through life a career can offer, the greater the variety of opportunities they will have available to them. It isn’t all about advertising jobs and asking, “do you want to be a police officer when you grow up?”, the conversation you can have with your children can be fascinating and enriching, try asking them why they love the subjects they love, what is it specifically about history that they find fascinating? What skills are they developing while they are in the classroom? It is becoming evident that we are raising a generation who are highly educated, by skilling them up to use their education dynamically is crucial.

World Skills UK
World Skills UK is a series of videos designed to break down different sectors into understandable bitesize snapshots of what skills are needed. Each one features an expert Skills Champion attempting to teach what is an everyday skill in their role.

How2Become is an experienced publisher of some of the best career guides and psychometric testing available, from interview techniques and advice from all sectors and guides on some of the most exciting careers on offer at the moment.

 First Careers
With First Careers you can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you. Search through over 150 job profiles and discover career opportunities, inspiration and advice. First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions.

PathwayCTM provides students with huge wealth of opportunity, every EEHS student has completely free access to their software which enables to participate in virtual workshops based around CV writing, Interview preparation, Application writing and much more. They are also provided with a live calendar of in person and virtual events which provides deeper industry and employer insights and employment and work experience opportunities.

Have your say

We value parents, carers feedback.  Please see the link below:


Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing

Click here to start quiz



Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Click here to start the quiz

Skills Checker

Take a 5 to 10 minute assessment to find out what job categories, and which particular job roles, might suit you. You don’t need to sign in or create an account to save your assessment. You can also complete it later and look at your results again at any time.

Alternatives to University

Please click on the links below for alternatives to university, including higher apprenticeships, sponsored degrees and school leaver schemes  (Digital Media and IT)

Help with Applications

Please click on the links below for help with applications:

Volunteering and Gap Years

Please click on links below for information:

Additional Career Sites - to help you make the right A level choices, understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities - career pathways – links to professional institutes who often have their own careers sections and lists of accredited degrees - including Buzz personality test click course search then course entry requirements click Options with Your Degree Subject then Jobs & Work Experience then Industry Insights

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•  there are no job boards and no adverts, just top quality film resources

•  500 job profile films, from all industry sectors

•  the films showcase all the career destinations available to young people

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