Opportunities and Destinations
Here at John Leggott College you can expect specialist careers advice and guidance, through one-to-one appointments and group workshops with the Opportunities & Destinations team. You can benefit from talks with industry and higher education guest speakers and we will also provide you with information on a range of resources that will help you start thinking about your career and progression goals.
If higher education is for you, the team will offer personalised advice regarding suitable programmes of study, up-to-date UCAS support and timely bespoke help throughout your studies to ensure your next steps are seamless.
Higher Education and UCAS Support
Over 60% of our students progress to University across the UK, including prestigious Russell Group Universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. We have also celebrated students’ success progressing to top ranking universities in other countries such as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Stanford in the USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The National University of Singapore (NUS).
This is achieved through a combination of great teaching and access to teams who are dedicated to helping you complete an outstanding UCAS application. We offer Oxbridge and early applicant support and also arrange a series of higher education visits as well as an annual visit to a Higher Education Convention. We will also support you with mock interviews in preparation for your University interview.
Help With Finding an Apprenticeship
If you have your heart set on an apprenticeship, our team will help you through the process of applying, including application and interview preparation. In 2016 our graduates progressed to higher apprenticeships with companies including The Maersk Group working offshore, nationally to JCB and locally to British Steel.
Whatever your aspirations and goals, we will support your onward progression, as we know that University is not the first choice for many students.
Early University Applications
Our Progression Mentors support students’ applications to University. Our early application mentors support students apply to the likes of Oxford and Cambridge, onto highly competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
So far for 2017 entry around 40 current students are hoping to gain a place at these providers.
By Christmas-time students can expect to have submitted their initial applications, and we will then offer support to prepare for the rigorous interview process and give you the edge. Our team provides mock interviews and interview techniques, bespoke advice at individual appointments, group workshops and skills sessions.