Welcome to our Careers page.

The content is often updated and our Careers team are here to help (contact details below).

Be sure to read our Careers Directory which is full of useful links and resources to help you find your perfect career path.


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) are key elements of our work with learners at MMHS, covering a range of activities and interventions that help our learners to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their personal and career development, as part of their ongoing learning.

Our CEIAG program, following the GATSBY principles (click the image below to enlarge), has a constant focus on ambitious aspirations for every learner, ensuring all our learners are given opportunities and experiences that open their eyes to exciting new pathways, partnered with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the future world of work. 

This supports social mobility by improving opportunities for all young people, especially those from a disadvantaged background and those with special educational needs and disabilities

It is our aim that our learners will be well prepared and able to make informed decisions regarding the next stages in their lives, enabling them to thrive. We strongly believe that high quality CEIAG is crucial in order to enable all learners to meet their full potential. 

Please note that any careers policies can be found on our central Policies and Corporate Information page here.

Why is CEIAG Important?

There has never been a time when career guidance has been so important for young people as it is now. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations….Career Development Institute 

The CEIAG Team

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

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 High School 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 complete 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 we are 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 regarding other ways you can get involved? Feel free to contact us.

Please email any enquiries to the team at careers@mmhs.co.uk or by contacting Careers Co-ordinator tmartin@mmhs.co.uk

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 

Help with Cost

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England – not a university (A publicly funded school is one that does not charge you for attending it. )
  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience.

Child Tax Credits after 16 

Child Tax Credit usually stops on 31 August after your child turns 16 but can continue for children under 20 in approved education, training or registered with a careers service.

If you have any questions please contact our Careers Advisor Sinead Timmins 

stimmins@mmhs.co.uk or Careers Coordinator Tracey Martin tmartin@mms.co.uk 

Reviewing our Offer

Our careers provision is reviewed annually, and is scheduled to be next reviewed in September 2023. the impact of the programme is measured through various measures including the gatsby benchmark, destinations of learners and learner feedback.

Useful Links

Positive Steps 2022Career Guidance and help with your next steps after school.
Amazing ApprenticeshipsA brilliant resource for all things relating to apprenticeships
Learn LiveBespoke live Q&A channel for Matthew Moss High School
icouldVideo’s of real-life storytellers sharing an inside view of their current job and reveal how they got there.
National Citizenship ServiceA useful site for impartial careers information, lots of useful links, tools for building CV’s and “job profile” careers information.
National Apprenticeship ServiceFor information about apprenticeships, employment, training and career opportunities. Also links to the National Vacancy service to apply for vacancies.
Rochdale ApprenticeshipsLocal apprenticeship information and vacancies. Apply to local training providers for apprenticeships. 
Positive Steps – Local Career Advisors3 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 ServiceA Greater Manchester website with information on local learning opportunities and apprenticeships.
Positive Steps Guide to ApprenticeshipsA useful guide created by Positive Steps about apprenticeships.
STEMTo research careers in Science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.
PoliceJobs in the Greater Manchester Police Service.
Careers in the ArmyArmy careers
Careers in the NHS
NCSNCS 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.
Career MagazineFor school leavers
Apprentice Subject FilmsA series of short and engaging films covering 12 school subjects and the many apprenticeship roles they link with.
Meet your Future
BBC Bitesize CareersApprentice Subject Films
NotGoingtoUniDiscover Your Future Career.
CareerMag For ParentsA Careers magazine that helps Parents help their Children.
The Apprenticeship GuideA website aimed at Apprenticeship guidance.
Talking FuturesA parents toolkit for career conversations.
Help shape their careerA page to help your children find their career.
Job of the Week A resource that offers information about a new job each week.
The Application Doctor PodcastAn informative podcast for learners who wish to pursue a career in the medical field.
The Parent Perspective PodcastA podcast series for parents and carers, helping them to support their children with careers advice and guidance.