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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Key Staff

Careers Leader: Mrs Sarah Coetzee

Careers Assistant: Miss Zoe Magee

Assistant Headteacher (Personal Development): Mrs Louise Southwell

The CEIAG Programme

The Colleges of the Isle of Wight Education Federation are fully committed to the delivery of a quality CEIAG provision for the benefit of all students, to help them fulfil their potential and select a career pathway suited to their skills, abilities and interests. We encourage students to be ambitious for themselves and to actively engage in career planning in all years from Year 7.  

All students have access to the Unifrog Careers Platform and they are supported in their Careers Education and use of Unifrog by their tutors during weekly Mentoring sessions. In addition, Careers is embedded throughout the taught curriculum across different subject areas. Further engagement in CEIAG takes the form of:

  • presentations in assemblies
  • events in school (such as the Careers Fair)
  • participation in themed Careers events outside of school
  • workplace visits
  • work related learning and placement opportunities
  • taster days at Universities, Colleges and local businesses
  • access to university opportunities and scholarship programmes 
  • career-related programmes such as Young Enterprise and the Bar Mock Trial, competitions and challenges
  • one-to-one guidance provided in school.  

The CEIAG programme has been developed in line with the eight Gatsby benchmarks for ensuring best practice, meeting the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2018.

Measuring the impact of our Careers Programme

An important part of the CEIAG programme is evaluation. It is mainly through evaluation that this policy will continue to develop whilst keeping abreast of national changes to CEIAG. Evaluations take place after career-related events in order to determine career outcomes. Students’ access to careers related activities are tracked electronically using Unifrog and Compass+ and are regularly monitored.

Assessment takes place through verbal feedback, written evaluations, student and employer feedback, Unifrog completion and data, and also through analysing destination data. The regular completion and monitoring of the Gatsby Benchmark Compass Tool provides the opportunity to review and evaluate the CEIAG programme as a whole at several points in the year.

Further Careers Information 


We need your help

Our students are the employees of the future and so we need your help to raise their career aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the exciting industries on the Isle of Wight.

Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds is the foundation of an excellent careers programme. The Isle of Wight Education Federation are lucky to benefit from having two key business volunteers who works with us on a strategic level, encouraging the development of our careers programme and connecting us to the local business community. This role is recognised nationally as an Enterprise Adviser (EA). Our current EAs are Tim Blake and Steve Quarmby, they would be happy to have a chat with you about getting involved in our programme of activity. 

Get Involved

The Isle of Wight Education Federation work with a number of businesses and individuals who support our careers programme. If you or your business would like to support our activities in the future please email our Careers Lead

Useful Links

Kickstart Scheme –

Careers and Enterprise Employer Toolkit –

Parents & Carers

Education Options

There are a variety of educational routes available to students when they leave school. The Isle of Wight Education Federation’s careers programme provides students with opportunities to attend an array of careers fairs and visits so that they can see what their options are after leaving school.  

Here are some of the options available: 


Further Education such as:

Local 6th Forms


SEND Support and Providers:

Alternative Providers:

Useful Links

Isle of Wight Council –

Career Pilot –

National Careers Service –

Isle of Wight labour market information –

Barclays Lifeskills –

Flying Start ––carers

Get Involved

The Isle of Wight Education Federation work with a number of businesses and individuals who support our careers programme. If you or your business would like to support our activities in the future please email our Careers Lead


The Isle of Wight Education Federation want you to have a successful future! In order to achieve this you will take part in a variety of activities during your time with us.

Building Skills

Personality quiz –

Skills employers want –

Helpful Guides

CV Builder –

CV Writing Guide –

Personal Statement Writing Guide –

Useful Links

Island Futures –

Flying Start (Southern Universities Network) –

Apprenticeship Vacancies –

Isle of Wight Council –

Isle of Wight Jobs –

The Apprenticeship Guide –

Flying Start –


Medina, Carisbrooke and the Island VI Form Colleges believe that Careers education, information advice and guidance (CEIAG) gives students the skills, knowledge and understanding to manage their own lifelong learning and career development.

Useful Links

Careers and Enterprise Resource Hub –

Careers Pilot –

National Careers Service –

For further information on our Careers Programme please contact our Careers Office.

Carisbrooke College | Medina College | The Island VI Form
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2DX

Tel: 01983 538065

The Isle of Wight Federation reviews all careers information annually. The date for the next review will be September 2024. 

Careers news

GKN Apprenticeships

University of Southampton HE Evening

IOW NHS Trust Careers for Young People Programme

The Tech Truck

The Young Enterprise IOW Grand Final

BAE Systems STEM Roadshow