Careers education, information, advice and guidance.

To ensure pupils, their parents carers, are informed and prepared to achieve aspirational next steps into adulthood and the world of work.

Our core aims:

  • All students, parents carers and teachers have access to careers information, advice and guidance.
  • All students are accessing and engaged in a meaningful and developmental careers education curriculum programme.
  • All students’ transition to a variety of positive destinations.

The Mendip School has a crucial role to play in preparing students for transitions for their next stage of education, training or employment. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) are an important and integral part of all students’ entitlement and learning to aid their personal development.

Through a planned careers education programme, we are committed to providing the appropriate activities and experiences to enable students to make well-informed decisions and successful transitions in life and work. We support pupils to prepare for their preferred transitional pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment, training or living independently. We have a person-centred approach to student outcomes through our EHCP annual reviews process, where we work with all stakeholders to shape clear and ambitious targets for pupils to prepare for their next steps.  At The Mendip School our careers programme is known as ‘Futures’

Futures is led by our Careers leader, Rachel Findlay –  01749 838040

Our impartial and independent Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) is delivered by Debra Scarlett (Careers & Skills Adviser) who works for Inspired To Achieve.

Please click here to view the following:

What is Careers?

Careers Strategy

Careers Programme

Futures Overview


Useful links

Somerset Careers Fair 2021 – Virtual Event

Somerset Education Business Partnership (EBP) (

Your Future 2018 -final digital – new logo.pdf (

Careers advice – job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service

NCS | No We Can | National Citizen Service ( – university and college open days – home page

Find an apprenticeship (

Amazing Apprenticeships

Milkround | Graduate Jobs, Schemes & Internships

Preparing for Adulthood | PfA | Home Page

Your Daughter’s Future – GOV.UK (

The Skills Builder Partnership

Parents and Careers can find the latest information regarding Futures related opportunities on Class Dojo, Facebook and on our website.

Do you work in a business that could help provide work experience or opportunities for our students?

We are always looking for local businesses that are wanting to inspire and educate our students about the world of work and expand and develop our ‘Futures’ curriculum. If you think you could help to provide invaluable work experience or opportunities that give students the chance to develop core skills and motivation, in the first instance, please contact Rachel Findlay at