With a key focus on developing well-rounded, employable young people, CIAG is at the core of the Wigan UTC offer.
Our aim is to provide students with the full range of options available to them when they complete their studies, and to give them the greatest chance to pursue their dream career or achieve a place on the perfect University course.
To fulfill this ambition, we give students access to a wide range of local employers, high-status apprenticeship providers, university partners and independent advice providers throughout their entire time at the UTC.
Working with our main apprenticeship provider, STEGTA, also helps our students to understand exactly what employers are looking for and puts them in the best possible position to apply for high-status apprenticeships when the time comes. And having links with our main university partners, including the University of Central Lancashire, allows our students to gain valuable insight into the benefits of higher education, and the things they need to do to get there!
We have also invested a significant sum in a fantastic CIAG service called Unifrog, which is a fantastic tool used by our students to help them find and apply for the degree or apprenticeship they are looking for.
At the end of the previous academic year, we achieved the coveted Inspiring IIAG Award (Stage 1), which recognises our commitment to excellent CIAG, and are currently working towards the Stage 2 and 3 awards.