Publications: June 2019

CEIAG Network on Tuesday 10th November – Presentations & Information

Dear Colleague,

Following the CEIAG Network on Tuesday 10th November, please find attached the power point presentations and link to the Interserve Apprenticeship Advice Service for further information on support to schools through this funded project on apprenticeships.

You may already be aware of this portal which provides information on LMI in our region(Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland). This is a useful resource with information on career pathways and career videos in different sectors as well as regular updates on regional labour market information.

Date for the diary: the next CEIAG Network will take place on Wednesday 16th March, 2016 at the Durham Centre, Belmont.

Any suggestions for a theme or speakers would be welcome.


1.       CITB Careers Event, 26th November, County Hall – as noted at the network, there will be a CITB event targeted at parents and young people interested in careers in construction at all levels. A number of employers will be present to provide information and advice on opportunities and career pathways from entry level to degree and beyond including apprenticeships Please see attached e-mail and electronic copy of the letter sent to schools for distribution to your students.

2.       IAG Quality awards – please let us know, if you have not already done so, if you would like to attend a briefing session to find out more about taking your school through an IAG Quality award. We will be arranging a briefing to inform schools of the awards, costs, timescales, experience of schools that have achieved an award and respond to any questions prior to schools committing to taking this forward. This is a no obligation information session to help schools to decide whether they wish to progress with an award or not…date to be confirmed soon, to take place  in January.

3.       Coordinating and delivering CEIAG, 2nd December – please note that the closing date for this course has been extended up to 25th November so please share with colleagues for whom you feel this is appropriate and submit applications

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at if you have any feedback, comments or queries relating to the network, newsletter or CEIAG.

Many thanks,


Judith Marshall

CEIAG Manager

Children and Adults Services

Improving Progression of Young People Team

The Work Place

Newton Aycliffe

County Durham


T: 01325 375946

M:07500 785587


Construction Industry Evening – 26th November 2015

Dear Colleague
CITB in partnership with Durham County Council and the National Careers Service are holding a Construction Industry Evening to help young people, parents and carers find out how traineeships and apprenticeships can help in gaining industry recognised qualifications and valuable practical skills.
The Construction Industry in the North East is expected to grow by 2.3% in the years    2015 – 2019 creating over 3,500 new jobs each year;  one of the key ways to meet this demand is to bring young people into the industry.
Employers will be available from companies to talk about opportunities for apprentices at 16 and 18 in local and national companies as well as graduateopportunities in the industry.
The event is being supported by: Barratt Homes, Esh, Hodgson Sayers, Wates Group, Livin Homes and Keepmoat and local apprentices will be available to provide an insight into what it’s like to work and learn with in the construction sector.
I know that some of your students will be interested in attending the event but wanted to give you the opportunity to identify which students would benefit most from attending.  I know that at this stage some of the year 11s have quite carefully constructed plans for Post-16 and I would not want to disrupt these by introducing information that is not appropriate.
I attach a copy of the letter to parents which I hope you will pass on to  students where it fits with their future plans.
Pam Brew
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Coordinator
Improving Progression of Young People Team 
Children and Adults Services
Durham County Council
The Workplace
Heighington Lane
Direct Line: 01325 375945
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