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Your Learner


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.

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 (CEAG). 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.

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Discover your
future career

At John Leggott College we help students plan their career and progression, whatever their aspirations, to help leaners to fulfil their ambitions and achieve their goals. Our dedicated Learner Pathway Team consists of Career Advisors who provide professional CEAG, 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

A john leggott college student with a careers advisor

The Baker

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.

The Gatsby

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.

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 summarised by the Learner Pathways Team to inform and strengthen the careers programme. If you would like to find out more about the current careers programme, please contact Samantha McGowan the Careers Lead -

JLC Careers

John Leggott College staff working together

next steps

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.

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