Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Co-op Academy Bebington is committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality careers education programme, up-to-date information, and impartial advice.

We have a highly experienced careers team, and a wealth of resources, including Unifrog, which all students can access.

To guide students in their Post-16 choices, we invite a range of employers into the Academy to give presentations, lead discussions, and participate in activities, including our Careers Fair in November.

Careers Team – Key Staff at Co-op Academy Bebington

Careers Leader: Mrs L Hesketh Deputy Headteacher
CEIAG Co-ordinator: Mrs C Fardoe

Mrs Hesketh and Mrs Fardoe are supported by teaching staff, Progress Leaders, SENDCO and Pastoral Leaders across all curriculum areas.

Mrs Fardoe is your Careers Adviser and Work Experience Co-ordinator. Mrs Fardoe can be contacted on 0151 645 4154 or at

Amongst other responsibilities Mrs Fardoe offers 1:1 impartial careers advice and guidance and co-ordinates the work experience for students in Year 10 and in Year 12.

Gatsby Benchmarks – What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools. (

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Careers Information Advice and Guidance is a vital part of the education of our pupils here at Co-op Academy Bebington.

We are committed to delivering a full Careers Programme to fulfillthe Government’s Careers Strategy.

We are providing the students of Co-op Academy Bebington with access to advice and guidance at key transition points in their career planning and throughout their time at school, embedding the careers curriculum across all years and in partnership with key stakeholders, such as colleges, universities, employers and enterprise advisers.

Careers Resources for Students

Getting the right careers education, information, advice and guidance can inspire you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. Below are a number of websites, resources and links that can help to spark your imagination and guide you to a bright future!


All students and parents have access to Unifrog click here. Unifrog brings together all the available information about next steps in education and employment into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. Along with excellent videos, a CV builder and lesson resources aimed at informing students about the best routes into their chosen career, it also has a live Apprenticeship database for both post 16 and post 18 students.

Co-op Careers

Co-op stands for something different. The Co-op is owned by 4.5 million members, and they give our profits back to them and their communities. A career with Co-op gives you the opportunity to do work that matters. Find out more about Co-op Careers here.

National Career Service

For Careers advice, job profiles, information click here or call 0800 100 900

Shaping Futures

Shaping Futures provides comprehensive, impartial information, advice and support on all matters relating to Higher Education in one easily accessible place here.


From accountants to zookeepers, get a first-hand view of jobs and ideas for your future click here

BBC Bitesize Careers

Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we’re here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who’ve found the right path for them click here

Success at School

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice click here.

All About Careers

Career exploration, jobs & advice. All good. All in one place click here


CareersBox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs click here

Barclays Life Skills

Lots of resources for students and parents, interactive tools, films and activities available to use from age 14+, Click here

Careermag for School Leavers

CEIAG Documents

CEIAG Provider access policy
Bebington CEIAG Programme

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