Careers and Progression Support

The Careers and Progression team is an open access service for all students. All students are entitled to book a Careers, Information and Guidance Appointment with our Careers Lead.

Our Careers and Progression team also known as Opportunities and Destinations team are pivotal in supporting all of our students to progress from John Leggott College to their chosen destination. Our team offer tailored support through information, advice and guidance to enable students to reach their progression goal.

Within our team we have a Careers Advisor, an Employability Advisor who coordinates our work experience provision and a Work Placement Advisor who coordinates our extended placement provision.

All students are entitled to careers advice. Students will be offered support with their UCAS application and guidance around Higher Education courses and entry requirements, and even writing your personal statement. We support with CV writing, job and apprenticeship applications as well as interview preparation.

As a Sixth Form College with over 1600 students that are seeking to develop their employability skills as well as gain industry knowledge, we would love to hear from local employers, who would like to share their expertise. If this is something you are interested in, please contact careers@leggott.ac.uk. 

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.

If you would like information, advice and guidance on your progression after JLC, please email careers@leggott.ac.uk to book an appointment or alternatively visit Katie Tune in the ARC.

As a sixth form college we are passionate about ensuring our students achieve their potential both academically and personally. We are just a key to unlock their potential in the future. Our Leggott Professionals’ Programme aims to work with employers, universities and the local community to build a better future for our students alongside John Leggott College staff. 

Throughout the programme we will work together to support students with opportunities to build and enhance their CVs, employability skills and preparing them for their progression after John Leggott College. You will join a college that has a national and regional reputation of being one of the best sixth form providers for A Level and BTEC results, allowing our learners to progress to destinations of their choice. 

We work collectively with Franklin College as a partnership for Centre of Professional Development to build a cross region network, so that, the students of the North East have the best opportunities supported by some outstanding employers. 

If you would like to get involved; whether you are a small business looking for administration support, or a large business looking to fill a degree apprenticeship or important vacancy. We also welcome employers to be guest speakers. Any queries. please contact us on 01724 407102 or email careeers@leggott.ac.uk

Higher Education Support

At John Leggott College our Careers and Progression Team work with our Academic Advocates to provide support for your UCAS application delivered via our tutorial programme.
UCAS stands for University and College Admissions Service; this website allows you to search for universities, what courses they offer and entry requirements. You also submit your application through this website.

There are a number of tools you can use to conduct research such as, visiting universities on their open days. We offer a select few trips during the summer term.

You can access the Government main website for providing information, advice and guidance on the Student Finance process. This is also where you will make your Student Finance application. A useful resources on here is the Student Finance calculator which will give you a rough estimate of what you may be entitled to.

Student Finance Talk at JLC, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 (times TBC).

If you are applying for Oxford, Cambridge or are an early applicant for Medical courses, please email careers@leggott.ac.uk or join our A*spire team for further support with BMAT, UCAT and other admissions test.

  • UCAS
  • Unistats - The official website for comparing Higher Education statistics. Includes official date for undergraduate courses on each university and colleges university and colleges satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key performance information.
  • The Complete University Guide - (Contains University League Tables) A website that contains lots of useful information and advice. It also provides a ranking list of universities.
  • Which university - A website designed to help students make more informed decisions about their higher education choices.

Higher Apprenticeships and Employment

A Higher Apprenticeship is a full time job, where you learn while you earn. Qualifications are from Level 4 to Level 7. You will be employed by a company but will also be a student at a college, or a university.

These fantastic resources from Careers Yorkshire and Humber are an interesting read and also focus on future jobs that will be needed in the Humber and Lincolnshire area. https://lmihumber.co.uk/humber-profile/north-lincolnshire/

Work Experience

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. This exposure to an 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 through the whole process by our team.

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. For more information contact: employability@leggott.ac.uk. 

Our Work Experience Team are working with a range of local employers to support you and offer work experience opportunities.

STEM Opportunities 

Company: Lenzing

Opportunities: Office environment roles, including Chemical Engineering, HR, Finance, sustainability

Deadline: All year round

How to Apply: Email Lenzing directly with information of their studies, the area they are looking for and why the work experience would be beneficial to them.

 

Company: Phillips 66

Opportunity: An opportunity to complete work experience during February half term in welding, mechanical, chemistry or general engineering.

Deadline: 20/12/2019

How to Apply: Please send a CV and a cover letter to Havanna, Employability Advisor.

 

Company: Siemens

Opportunity: An opportunity to complete work experience all year round at Siemens.

Deadline: N/A

How to Apply: Please send your CV, complete application form and confidentiality agreement to workexperience.gb@siemens.com.

Please visit: https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/education/work-experience.html

 

Company: Sills & Betteridge Solicitor

Opportunity: The firm aims to provide a varied work experience placement that exposes students to practical elements of the law whilst providing insight into the day to day workings of the office environment.

Deadline: 01/03/2020

How to Apply: Please visit the website to apply:https://www.sillslegal.co.uk/work-experience-placements/

 

Company: Forrester Boyd, Grimsby

Opportunity: This is a great opportunity for our students leaving this academic year that would like to become an Accountant.

Trainee Accountant Entry Level Summer 2020 start

Deadline: 29/02/2020

How to Apply: https://www.forrester-boyd.co.uk/careers 

Why volunteer?

  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Develop existing skills and knowledge
  • Enhance a CV
  • Improving one's employment prospects
  • Meet new people and making new friends
  • A chance to socialise
  • Get to know the local community

 Volunteering Opportunities: 

The Trussell Trust : https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-registration/  (food bank)

British Heart Foundation: Scunthorpe Town Centre, apply within store.

Industry Placements

Our Industry Placement provision allows you to gain a long term placement within an industry. The programme offers a placement with an employer focusing on developing practical and technical skills required for the occupation. They are substantial placements in length that take place in the students' desired industry and aim to mimic the typical working day.

Industry Placement will be a mandatory element of the new advanced technical (T Level) qualification and require students to undertake long term placements (315 hours).

Industry Placements can also be known as T Levels. This is a new initiative that the government has implemented.

The difference between an Industry Placement and work experience is the length of the placement and is also only offered in selective curriculum areas. For more information contact: employability@leggott.ac.uk. 

Our Industry Placement provision allows you to gain a long term placement within an industry. The programme offers a placement with an employer focusing on developing practical and technical skills required for the occupation. They are substantial placements in length that take place in the students' desired industry and aim to mimic the typical working day.

Industry Placements can also be known as T Levels. This is a new initiative that the government has implemented.

The difference between an Industry Placement and work experience is the length of the placement and is also only offered in selective curriculum areas. For more information contact: employability@leggott.ac.uk. 

There are a number of benefits for employers who can offer Industry Placements.

  • Resolve entry-level skills shortages: Many companies are struggling to attract suitable candidates for entry level positions. Industry placements offer the students the opportunity to work on their employability and occupation specific skills. This ensures that they are much more prepared for their future career pathways.
  • Low cost and effective methods of recruiting: Industry placements allow employers to recruit from an un-tapped pool of local talent. Building a partnership with us allows you the opportunity to effectively advertise to our students. Advertise to students who are currently deciding their future career pathways. Hosting an Industry Placement allows an employer to experience the type of work our students are capable of and also allows them to shape our students for desired roles.
  • A commitment to diversity: Industry placements allow an opportunity to achieve greater diversity to your existing work force. This demonstrates a strong corporate commitment to diversity and ensures your organisation best understands the range of customers it serves.
  • Corporate reputation: Raise your companies profile both locally and nationally by supporting our skilled young people. Increase public exposure amongst customers and clients by providing these opportunities.
  • Influence the learning pathway for your industry: By developing partnerships with your local education provider you will have the opportunity to shape and influence young talent entering your industry.

What is the employers role?

  • To provide a relevant placement, of 315 hours, to a student(s) on a course that directly relates to your business
  • To have a say in setting occupationally specific targets that the student will achieve whilst on their placement
  • To set tasks that enable the student(s) to work towards these targets
  • To ensure the working environment is safe for our learners.
  • To assign each student with a manager/ mentor to support, supervise and monitor the student whilst on their Industry Placement.
  • To provide feedback to the student(s) and their placement advisor during scheduled meetings.
  • To provide a reference for the student(s) at the end of their placement.

As a minimum the employer should:

  • Provide us with a job description which outlines the key responsibilities the student will be undertaking.
    Be honest and realistic about the type of placement they can offer.
  • Assign the students tasks and projects to allow the =m the opportunity to gather evidence towards their targets.
  • Decide what input you would like during the recruitment process. This may be going over CVs and covering letters or holding interviews/ informal meetings with students.
  • Provide the student with a full induction including necessary training and health and safety briefings. Prior to the placement ensure they are aware of joining information such as lunch arrangements, appropriate clothing and start/ end times.
  • Agree and sign a three-party Industry Placement agreement with the student and education provider. Comply with health and safety legislation and have up-to-date employer’s liability insurance.
  • Assign a line manager/ mentor and provide their contact details to the student. The line manager should ensure the logbook is completed, provide constructive feedback to the student, meet with the college for formal reviews, supervise the students, complete any paperwork required by the college and attend a final review session at the end of the Industry Placement. For more information on the responsibilities of a mentor please see the agreement.

Please email employability@leggott.ac.uk for more information and to express your interest. We require you to state:

  • The business name;
  • The key contacts name and contact details;
  • The nature of your business;
  • Suitable time and method to contact you.