The CEIAG Team

The Careers Education Information Advice Guidance (CEIAG) provision in school involves all staff but our dedicated team are:

Mr J Glennie

Deputy Headteacher and Careers Lead

Mrs M Rostron

Business Manager and Careers

Lucy Smith

Positive Steps Careers Advisor

Ms S Timmins

Careers Advisor

What is CEIAG? And Raising the Participation Age.

Did you know all learners must now remain in learning until their 18th birthday?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life after Year 11. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.

We strongly believe that high quality CEIAG is crucial in order to enable all learners to meet their full potential. Matthew Moss has a strong track record of success with its CEIAG programme, as demonstrated by its consistently outstanding 'destination' data.


Employers and the wider community!

We are always looking to make links and engage with employers and the wider community to support our delivery of CEIAG.
If you are interested in supporting one of our many careers events and / or would like to offer a visit to your workplace or offer work experience then please get in touch.

What We Do

Matthew Moss strives to provide high quality CEIAG to all students to prepare them for their future.

Our unique careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at MMHS and to provide new experiences. The CEIAG provision is differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development. 

A breakdown of what we provide is listed in our Careers Policy below.

Ways you could get involved:

Careers Fair - Does your business offer opportunities for post 16 students? Do you offer apprenticeships and want to talk to our learners about what you offer?

Work experience - Our learners do 1 weeks work experience in the summer term.  Could you help offer our learners the chance to gain confidence and skills in your workplace?

Visits - Could you offer a small group of learners a tour of your workplace and talk about what you do?

Exploring Careers event - Do you have an interesting job you would like to talk about with our learners?  We run a ‘speed networking event’ and always looking for new people to come along and talk about their various careers.

Speakers - Similar to the exploring careers event but on a smaller scale.

Any other - Have an idea on other ways you can get involved? feel free to contact us.

Please email any enquiries to the team at or by contacting Careers Co-ordinator

Careers Logo

Matthew Moss Follows the Quality in Careers Standard award to ensure we continue to provide a high quality Career’s programme. This ensures that the school’s careers provision upholds the highest national standards and is externally reviewed on an annual basis.

What is the Quality in Careers Standard?

The Quality in Careers Standard is the single national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning.
All state-funded secondary schools are “strongly recommended” by the Department for Education in its Statutory Guidance to work towards, achieve, and maintain this national Standard as part of its ‘careers strategy’.

The Standard is fully aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks for “Good Career Guidance” and complies with the DfE’s Statutory Guidance.

As England’s dedicated national quality award, the Quality in Careers Standard – through external assessment – uniquely accredits the four components of the CEIAG:
1. Careers Education
2. Careers Information
3. Careers Advice
4. Careers Guidance 

Useful Links

National Citizenship Service
A useful site for impartial careers information, lots of useful links, tools for building CV’s and “job profile” careers information

Video’s of real-life storytellers sharing an inside view of their current job and reveal how they got there.

National Apprenticeship Service
For information about apprenticeships, employment, training and career opportunities. Also links to the National Vacancy service to apply for vacancies.

Rochdale Apprenticeships

Local apprenticeship information and vacancies. Apply to local training providers for apprenticeships. 

Positive Steps - Local Career Advisors
3 Union Street, Rochdale OL16 1DY and other community venues in Heywood and Middleton
Tel: 0800 195 8528 or 0161 621 9400 to arrange an appointment

Greater Manchester Apprenticeship and Careers Service

A Greater Manchester website with information on local learning opportunities and apprenticeships.

Positive Steps Guide to Apprenticeships

A useful guide created by Posotive Steps about apprenticeships.

To research Careers in Science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.

Jobs in the Greater Manchester Police Service

Careers in the Army

Careers in the NHS - to research careers and university routes in medicine.


NCS is a fantastic opportunity for 15-17 year olds.
It helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. Check it out here!

Labour Market Information (LMI)
Where are all the jobs? A useful site to research Labour Market information.



Contact the Careers team for further information

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