At Ratton School we believe that all students are entitled to a careers programme which includes information, advice and guidance.


CEIAG helps our students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make successful choices and manage transition into learning and work. Our aim is to work with young people, parents, staff, governors, trust partners and members of the local community to prepare learners to leave school as ‘Caring, ‘Confident’ and ‘Creative’ young people who are able to make the right choices for themselves.

We aim to help young people develop the knowledge and skills they need to make successful choices, manage transition in learning and move into work that suits their interests, skills and strengths.  Careers education is provided to all students with extra support provided where appropriate.  Every student has access to a one to one careers interview from a qualified Careers Advisor. We work closely with the University of Sussex First Generation Scholars scheme which is designed to support young people in developing their full potential and exploring their future options.

The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) policy can be found in our Policies and Procedures section.


Mrs Janine Peters, Assistant Headteacher, Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance Email:

Mrs Liz Hylands, Level 6 Careers Guidance Counsellor Email:


Below are some useful websites that you may want to look at.

This is the link for making applications to college.  Any queries or problems with login, please see Mrs Peters or Mrs Hylands. 

This is a basic career matching programme which asks a range of questions and gives a list of suggested careers for you to research. Create your own login by using the school registration code MC75328V.

This site gives careers advice and help on preparing a CV as well as advertising job vacancies.

This is a local site holding details of how to apply to local Training Providers for a range of apprenticeships in this area.

The National Apprenticeship service.

This is the national guide to university courses and the university application procedure which has links to details on entry requirements.

This government website gives access to a huge range of information including sources of careers information and advice for young people, financial support options, a job vacancy section and details of the benefits system plus topics such as National Insurance.


Apprentice jobs & training for school & college leavers – alternatives to uni

This site has short films about a variety of careers and quizzes to help young people explore their strengths and interests. Try the ‘which animal am I’ quiz!

This is a source of information on alternatives to university.

This is a service provided by Sussex Downs College to advertise local job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities.

Your local online careers gateway

This site is excellent for students interested in developing science based careers.

Here is another site full of information on careers and entry routes.

Future engineers can find out about the industry and career opportunities through this site.

Easy to use and accessible.  Contains information on:

Careers map, Personality test, Job vacancies, Training guide, Good employers, Talent search.

Takes an in-depth look at careers in nursing, Challenges misconceptions, Contains videos and personality quiz.

Colleges and Universities