Statutory Guidelines for Careers Support in Schools

‘The fast-changing world of work puts an ever-greater demand on all of us to support young people in making a successful transition from education to employment, helping them to identify and choose career opportunities that are right for them’.

The governments’ new Careers Strategy, published in December 2017, and statutory guidance for school leaders and school staff, published in January 2018, set out the plan for building a high-quality careers system that will help young people to achieve’.

(Claudia Harris, CEO, The Careers & Enterprise Company)

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation ( has provided schools with a clear blueprint of what good careers provision should look like.

  • Sept 2012 onwards – all schools should ensure that pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from Year 7

If you have any questions or wish to request an appointment with our independent careers advisor that we have based at school, contact Mrs Rees; our lead member of staff for Careers advice and guidance.

Show list Show Grid

Apprenticeships & Opportunities

BMC Development Rugby
I would like to invite your students to the BMC Taster Day on Saturday 22nd June in conjunction with Leicester Tigers and their development rugby program.

To sign up, please use the link attached and sign up to the “Taster Day”;
Please bring indoor and outdoor kit with you as this will be a practical session.

If you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to get in touch via email, or, calling 07590 890877.

Watling JCB
Attention aspiring engineers!
Our apprenticeship scheme is open for application once again this year. Come and join our friendly team at Watling JCB! Head to the website for more information -

CITB Open Doors
CITB have updated that there is now an additional site in Leicestershire (Harborough) for Open Doors 2019 (18 to 23 March 2019). You can register for this now via -
Open Doors provides a unique chance to see behind the scenes at major live construction sites and to find out what a career in construction can offer. Please visit for more information or to register your interest in any of the sites which are opening their doors.
Richard Thorpe, CITB Adviser – Leicester & Leicestershire

Leicester College Careers Team offer to schools
Leicester College Careers Team are able to offer years 7 -11, impartial careers advice and guidance through topical presentations and classroom based activities. The offer aims to enhance students’ knowledge and awareness of different career options, opportunities and support their careers education programme in line with the Government Careers Strategy and Gatsby Career Benchmarks. There is no cost attached to this service for schools. Sessions can be delivered in two formats: 15 -30 minute assembly presentation or 30 -60 minute classroom based workshop, to include a presentation and activity. Both formats are available in the following topics:

  • 21st Century Careers, The Future of Work, Introduction to LMI
    Introduce students to the changing world of work, to discover what jobs will look like in the future and gain an understanding of Post 16 options, including higher education, as well as understand what skills will be in greatest demand and identify what employers look for.
  • Social Media and Your Online Reputation
    An insight into how social media can help shape an individual’s online reputation and how the online image can affect employment and University entry opportunities. How to create a positive online reputation, what creates a negative online reputation and also cover social media privacy.
  • Apprenticeships - An Introduction
    Provide students with an insight into the diverse range of apprenticeship opportunities at all levels including university level. Students will understand the benefits and value of undertaking an apprenticeship and will be aware of how to make an application.
  • Skills for the Future (popular with Year 7 and 8 students)
    Students will discover skills for future jobs, know what skills and qualities employers look for, understand the meaning of ‘Transferable Skills’
  • Girls into STEAM
    An understanding of the term STEAM, explore a range of 21st Century STEAM careers, discover the benefits of a career in STEAM as well as learn about different routes into STEAM
    This offer ends June 30 2019, contact Lisa Wilford to find out more or book.

Skills Builder has a limited number of fully funded memberships for the current academic year- if you scroll down you can see that they support schools to help them to build key employability skills through teacher CPD, resources, and teaching activities. The cut off to sign up is Feb 15; let’s get those last few places for our LLEP area schools! If you have any queries contact Richard Hart Regional Manager, Midlands & South West England Tel: 07549 946 111.


Leicester college for apprenticeships have got several salons in your areas who are looking for hairdressing apprentices for this summer. Suitable for any year 11 learners, the course equivalent to 5 GCSE, Maths and English level 4 is desirable not essential.

Karen Smith, Trainer Assessor - Hair/Recruitment
Leicester College, Freeman's Park Campus, 145 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 7LW


Find an Apprenticeship,; on which you can set up email and text alerts about new apprenticeship vacancies. Please email the National Helpdesk if you would like any help in relation to these vacancy reports. You can access resources to help teachers, parents, support workers and careers advisers who offer information, advice and guidance about apprenticeships on the GOV.UK website. Tel: 0800 015 0400 Follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn. Twitter Amazing Apprenticeships has some fantastic resources, teacher guides, posters, videos and parents packs too, see
You should start to see suitable vacancies for school and college leavers (check expected start dates in the excel sheets) across the vacancies.

Wigston College Apprenticeship Vacancy Evening, April 8 (open to all 16+, 18+ leavers across schools, 6th forms etc.) Wigston College are having an Apprenticeship Vacancy Evening (3.15pm-6.00pm) on April 8 2019, with a number of local employers and a range of level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships suitable for schools and college leavers. Please do encourage your students to attend, this event is open to all 16+ and 18+ leavers….they could end up moving smoothly into the workplace as many employers there will have current vacancies suitable for leavers. They don’t have to register – just come along! A big thanks to Wigston College for leading on this.

Nylacast (Thurmaston area) have an open evening next week on April 10, they have 12 apprenticeship vacancies (8 CNC Engineering Apprentices (Milling and Turning) • 1 Electrical Maintenance Apprentice • 1 Warehouse & Despatch Apprentice • 1 Purchasing Apprentice • 1 Engineering Production Admin Apprentice). Nylacast appreciate that school leavers may not fully understand an engineering environment, therefore would like to invite anyone who might be interested in applying along to have a look around and talk to some of their staff as well as existing and former apprentices. Spaces are limited, so booking a place is essential. Parents/Guardians are more than welcome. Nylacast will be holding another open evening in May, although the date is not yet confirmed, but please still feel free to register your interest and more information can be sent once a date is set. Please see:

Moko Salon & Spa are currently recruiting for hair and beauty apprentices. We are looking for enthusiastic passionate people who may be looking to joining the industry.

If you are interested please contact Naomi on 01858 432525 or email