Outstanding Careers support for our students

From day one, we will match our support to your career aspirations, and we have a proven track record in helping students to pursue careers across a whole range of sectors. We will help to improve your employability potential through a bespoke support package including one-to-one careers appointments, career focused tutorials, access to work experience placements, interview preparation and much, much more!

 


Careers Leads

Lee Goddard

Assistant Principal student Support

As Assistant Principal Student Support, I am responsible for ensuring that students are happy and safe whilst at College. This includes all aspects of safeguarding, but also our pastoral care and support. The outstanding services we offer to students is at the heart of ensuring that they can excel academically and personally. Our team, which includes Student Welfare and our Mental Health Champion, works to ensure we tackle any barriers to student success. I am responsible for our Progress Tutor team and the tutorial programme which helps our young people to become rounded and resilient, and prepared for their next step to university or employment. I really enjoy working with students, and I am also a Progress Tutor. This is of course a great way to find out how we can further develop the support for students, and it is incredibly rewarding being able to work with them on an individual level to help them to achieve their ambitions. As a former PE teacher who is passionate about cricket, it is great to be able to be part of a warm and welcoming College community that is helping to educate some great sporting talent, including our Cricket Academy!

Catherine Cushnie

Director of Pastoral

It is my responsibility to ensure students understand the personal, academic and careers based opportunities available to them, and as part of this I ensure they can access a wide range of information, inspiration, support and advice to ensure that they can pursue and secure their ambitions. This includes managing our Careers team, and programme of tutorials that cover a wide range of essential information, advice and guidance on everything from UCAS to work experience. Within my wider remit I work closely with a team of Careers Advisors and our Work Placement Officer to enhance students’ employability prospects by encouraging them to experience appropriate work experience and work shadowing opportunities, both in the UK and abroad.

If you are planning to go to university, we offer all the support you need to do so, such as:

  • Visits to university open days
  • A Higher Education Progression Day
  • Expert advice with your UCAS application and personal statement
  • Advice about applying for student finance
  • Opportunities to apply for Widening Participation schemes at leading universities such as Leeds University
  • Opportunities to apply for Summer Schools
  • Opportunity to apply for a Helena Kennedy Award
  • Support with Disability Support Allowance applications

Students are able to seek careers advice five days a week from our experienced and professionally qualified Careers team.

UniFACTs 2021

UniFACTs 2021 is produced by C&K Careers to provide information to parents and carers of young people who are considering going to university in 2020. It includes information on the pros and cons of higher education, the application process, student finance, links to useful sources of information and much more. You can download a copy of this booklet here.

The following links give general information on university, apprenticeships and the labour market in the Leeds City Region. This is particularly useful for parents in supporting their son/daughter to progress on to the next stage of their career but also for students wanting further information. 

University

Apprenticeships

Labour Market Information for the Leeds City Region

You can also access our Provider Access Policy here

Parents, carers and students can access further careers information on Moodle. Please click her for further information (sign in required).

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