Opportunities and Destinations
Here are John Leggott College, our experienced Careers Team will help and support you as you strive to achieve your ambitions. At each stage of your learner journey, you will be supported and encouraged to consider your career beyond college.
Our aim is to ensure all of our John Leggott College students leave well-equipped for their next steps so we ensure every student is offered an individualised and impartial careers programme. Our careers programme includes an array of activities and opportunities that advise on higher education, apprenticeships, the world of work, gap years, the armed forces and work with training. Please see below our careers programme.
Over 65% 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).
Our work experience provision allows you to gain valuable industry experience and make contacts with individuals and companies. Our robust links with both regional and national employers means that every student can expect to undertake work experience placements in their chosen sectors. At John Leggott College, we place a high emphasis on employability skills and their importance within a forever increasingly competitive Labour Market.
Our employability advisor can match your requirements with one or more of 315 employers, covering a wide variety of sectors and job roles. We encourage and support you to take up as many work experience placements as possible. This exposure to industry helps you to decide on your chosen career, develop key employability skills and also looks great on your application, whether this is for University, an apprenticeship or on to a job.
You will be supported with the following;
- Letter writing skills
- CV writing and development
- Interview techniques
Placements are completely bespoke to fit around you and your timetable, ranging from short industry observation days, to one-week placements, longer term placements and shadowing opportunities.
Meet the Team
Katie Tune – Careers and Progression Manager
Tel: (01724) 407102
Kimberley Gough – Employability Advisor
Tel: (01724) 407010
To view the full Careers Programme click here.
Our careers programme is reviewed annually at the end of the academic year.
The Gatsby Benchmarks provides a framework as to what a good careers provision should look like.
To view the Gatsby Benchmarks, please click here.