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CAREERS

At John Leggott College we provide students with holistic support to enable them to progress successfully on to their chosen career and future aspirations. We have a dedicated team of careers advisers within our Learner Pathways Team who work with our students on an individual basis to support them in the next steps of their learner journey.

The government encourages colleges to use their Gatsby Benchmarks to improve the career provision, these benchmarks are a blueprint for best practice. 

 OUR VISION 

 AND VALUES 

Our Learner Pathway Team is pivotal in supporting all of our students to progress from John Leggott College to their chosen destination through providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We have high aspirations for our learners and deliver career programmes, events and opportunities that help develop learner’s knowledge and skills. Our curriculum is also aligned with local, regional and national needs and so supports students to progress sustainably.

The current careers programme is under review following a restructure of the Learner Pathways Team. We are evaluating the programme in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks, and the CDI framework using feedback from our learners, their parents or guardians, and our external stakeholders. This review is carried out annually, and feedback is summerised by the Learner Pathways Team to inform and strengthen the careers programme.  Please see below an example of the careers programme, if you would like to find out more about the current careers programme, please contact Samantha McGowan the Careers Lead - careers@leggott.ac.uk

At John Leggott College we help students plan their career and progression, whatever their aspirations, to help leaners to fulfill their ambitions and achieve their goals. Our dedicated Learner Pathway Team consists of Career Advisors who provide professional CEIAG, and Work Placement Advisors that coordinate our work experience provision. 

We work with students to:

  • Provide 1:1 impartial careers advice and guidance

  • Explore potential progression pathways

  • Develop and enhance employability skills

  • Support applications for University, Apprenticeships, Employment and Further Training

  • Provide techniques and support for interviews

  • Provide CV and application support

  • Provide employer links and opportunities

  • Source and undertake work experience

Throughout the academic year, John Leggott College hosts multiple career events;

from the “Next Steps Event", to sector-specific talks with local and national organisations and employers, where they will talk directly to students about their own career progression, about their organisation and what it is like working there.

We also organise a number of visits to universities and employers throughout the year, and offer support on specific career elements such as finding the right pathway, helping create a good personal statement for university, writing a CV or cover letter and interview and application preparation.

All students have access to a 1-1 impartial Careers Appointment with a L6 trained member of staff. Students can request an appointment via their Google Classroom Careers page.

A stable careers programme

Learning from careers and labour market information

Addressing the needs of each student

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Encounters with Employers and employees

Experiences of workplaces

Encounters with further and higher education

Personal Guidance

It's easy.

 GATSBY 

 BENCHMARKS 

 BAKER 

 CLAUSE 

The Baker Clause was introduced in January 2018 as an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017. The Baker Clause stipulates that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in years 8-13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available to them. It is expected that doing so will help address the UK’s productivity challenges and address skills shortages experienced across several sectors of the economy.

If you have any questions relating to careers, please contact our Learner Pathways Lead

Samantha McGowan

careers@leggott.ac.uk 

01724 407072

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