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Careers advice

Our overall aim is to provide quality and comprehensive information, advice and guidance to all of our students to help them make informed and realistic career decisions.

Our comprehensive Careers programme takes students from Year 7, when they enter the school, to Year 13, when they leave the school. Careers education is delivered during PHSE drop down sessions which are delivered by the teaching staff, form tutors, business volunteers and outside agencies with help from the Heads of Year, and the Careers Co-ordinator.

There is a well-stocked careers library with a wide range of resources including computers for research and application use.  There are also many computers throughout the school, including in the library, all of which have internet access to enable careers research.  If students or parents would like more help, they can drop in to see Mrs Fiona Gilbank or email her on fiona.gilbank@elawnswood.co.uk to make an appointment.

Provider Access Policy Statement

Links to the websites most frequently used in school:



Career Guidance software for young people aged 11 to 24

If you are looking for something a bit ‘interactive’ then this is the site for you. As well as reading articles, you can watch videos, play games, and take part in a ‘world’ of careers.

Top Tip: Search for your chosen job area and look at the associated videos, job descriptions and other information.

Register at www.plotr.co.uk

Ucas progress search and apply for post 16 applications

Every student in every school in Leeds has to apply for their post 16 destination be it a place in the sixth form, a place at College, an apprenticeship or a job vacancy. 
To do this you must log into Leeds Pathways and then use the application system UCAS Progress Search and Apply. Anyone can use the Search facility but only Year 11 students use this system to apply. www.ucasprogress.co.uk.  We will also be able to provide you with a log-in to the UCAS Progress website so you can make applications.
Leeds Pathways

A local information data base which has loads of information on Careers, Courses, Training, Apprenticeships, Gap Years, Self Employment as well as where to go for help with housing, finance, employment ...... and lots more. 
School will provide support to explore options in year 10 and 11. This is sometimes done in lessons, through one to one interviews, or events and careers fairs.  There are also a huge range of events, open days and taster sessions arranged by colleges, the Apprentice Hub and other providers, as well as 6th forms.  To find out about these please visit www. leedspathways.org.uk
The National Careers Service

The new careers and jobs website for young people looking for information and advice on working, applying for jobs,training courses etc.
Take control of your future - if you are aged 13 - 19 and making decisions about careers and learning check out the National Careers Service.  If you would like to talk to a qualified careers advisor there is a telephone helpline number (0800 100 900), webchat, email, text & a chat room.  www.nationalcareersservice.direct.

Many School-leavers who do not want to continue in education go on an apprenticeship, which is work-based training. Apprenticeships are available in many job areas and they give students the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst working and getting training allowance.  You learn on the job with an employer and study at college or with a training provider on day or block release. The National Apprenticeship Service website gives you the opportunity to search and apply for Apprenticeship vacancies. At any one time there are thousands of jobs available in a variety of industry sectors across England. You can apply for as many as you like. www.apprenticeships.org.uk
Click here to watch a video on How to Apply for an Apprenticeship >>

Lawnswood School continues to be a good school!

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