The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Learning & Education

Careers, Information & Advice Guidance (CIAG)

Careers at Ridgeway

Career Lead: Mrs H Dixon [email protected]

At Ridgeway, careers information, advice and guidance is interwoven into the curriculum in all years from 7 -13. The majority of careers education is delivered through the comprehensive mentoring programmes, which are supplemented by several Immersion Days throughout the year. All students also have access to Unifrog ‘the complete destinations platform’ for career research and career skills development. The Careers Lead for the school works closely with the Careers & Enterprise Company and the Enterprise Advisor in order to provide employer contact and opportunities to experience the workplace and wider world of work. In addition, students are able to access events and study days provided by local universities. All activities are intended to give our students a broad and impartial exposure to careers and encourage them to have high aspirations in accordance with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

Students also have access to an independent careers guidance counsellor. To contact Polly:

Polly Wiggins Careers & Coaching

[email protected] or visit her website at

The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College is proud to host a dedicated employability website for students. Within this site, you will find lots of free training and resources to help you build your skills and succeed in your future career. You can find accredited, video-based training modules on key topics, such as leadership, communication, and resilience. These are written by specialists and feature interactive quizzing and top tips from companies such as Facebook, Disney, and L’Oréal.

There are also lots of great interviews with employers and universities so you can hear about the latest apprenticeship and higher-education opportunities available to you. We firmly believe that this site is a fantastic tool to help you develop your skills and build bright futures for yourselves, so make sure you browse the free resources available to you!

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