Careers Guidance

Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Train’d up provides career education, information, advice and guidance, through supporting learners in the developing of the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to have a positive career.

CEIAG is an integral part of Train’d Up’s commitment to prepare learners for the opportunities available to them, on completing their training.

Calibrated against the Career Development Institute (CDI) Framework, which integrates the Gatsby Benchmarks that are the fundamentals for what good careers education, information, advice and guidance should look like; progress is regularly reviewed against the CDI Frameworks six learning areas:

  • Growing throughout life
  • Exploring possibilities
  • Managing a career
  • Creating opportunities
  • Balancing life & work
  • Seeing the big picture

A copy of our career policy is available HERE.

At Train’d Up we offer:

  • One-to-one advice and guidance on a range of learning, work and training options
  • A range of classroom workshops that support you to develop the skills that potential employers desire; teamwork, communication and problem solving
  • Support with searching and applying for jobs; help preparing you for interviews
  • Information, guidance and support with progression
  • Advice and guidance on making decisions that will enable you to succeed in getting a great job

Our careers advisor Abigail Carter leads on careers and can offer guidance and support. Abigail is a level 6 registered member of the Career Development Institute and has an up-to-date knowledge of the national careers picture. Abigail can be contacted by email at

Useful Links and Information

National Careers Service
The National Careers Service can provide information on job profiles and skills assessment. Career information, advice and guidance is readily available on the website and can be accessed using their webchat. is run by the Education and Employers charity as part of Inspiring the Future and offer useful videos of people talking about their job role and career path, and explains the skills needed within their particular job role. also provides the latest and up to date Labour Market Information (LMI).

Prospects are the UK’s biggest graduate careers website and work in partnership with higher and further education professional bodies and government to provide a market-leading portfolio of graduate career and postgraduate recruitment options.

All About School Leavers
All-about compare the benefits of vocational training with those of academic study, to help you decide which is the right choice for your next move.

Train’d Up cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Information on Railway and Engineering Careers

Engineering Sector Careers Information:

The Engineering Council
The Engineering Council was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1981 to regulate the engineering profession in the UK.

Mission: To maintain internationally recognised standards of competence and commitment for the engineering profession and to license competent institutions to champion the standards for the deliverance of public benefit.

Vision: That society continues to have confidence and trust in the engineering profession.

Rail Sector Careers Information:

National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)
The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) was established in 2010 by the rail industry as a membership organisation.

National Careers Service Information:

Train’d Up cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Labour Market Information

Labour market information can support you with decision-making.

Maybe you want to research jobs or career or move to a new location. For example, if you are a skilled production-line worker and you move to a town with few factories, you may have difficulty in finding a job. Researching the labour market before you move can help you make planned and informed decisions. Learning what the labour market is, and how to use it, can support you in finding a job.

Labour market information tells us:

  • The jobs and skills employers are looking for
  • Which industries are hiring and where they are located
  • Where to find employers who are hiring
  • What working conditions are like for specific industries
  • What education and training you need for specific jobs
  • What factors can stop you from getting a job
  • Which job areas are growing in the future and other statistics

Useful LMI Links