We expect all students at London Enterprise Academy to leave and go on to either Further/Higher Education, Training or other Career Opportunities. We hope through Careers Education, our students will be able to make good decisions to reach their aspirations. It is compulsory to stay in education or training until the age of 18.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Careers events and opportunities taking place in 2021
UK University and Apprenticeship Virtual Fair
This event provides students with the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers
Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021
Time: 12:00 - 18:00 (You can join anytime between this)
Meet the Russel group Universities
Meet the Russell Group is a collaborative virtual event with all 24 Russel Group universities. You will be able to live chat with current students and find out information about this group of elite universities.
Date: Wednesday 10 February
Time: 12:00 - 19:00 (You can join anytime between this)
Rate My Apprenticeship Virtual Fair
Rate my apprenticeship is hosting a virtual careers fair. There’ll be live presentations from employers, as well as the opportunity to chat to them in a virtual meeting booth.
Date: 3rd and 4th February 2021
Time: 1pm-5pm (You can join anytime between this)
UCAS Apprenticeship Fair
UCAS will be hosting a Virtual Apprenticeships Event to help students, parents and teachers to discover apprenticeships. You will be able to speak with experts and access a range of interesting and exciting information.
There will be different events running every day from Monday 8th February- Friday 12th February
Date: Monday 9th- Friday 12th February
Time: Varies for each event
Virtual Work Experience Opportunities:
Please sign up to the websites below- you can find more information on Virtual work experience on The year 10 page
Springpod- Sign up here
Speakers For School- Sign up here
What options does my child have after year 11?
You child has three options: (For further information on post 16 options, please visit the year 11 page)
-Study A-Levels at a college or sixth form
These are academic subjects continued from GCSE or new subjects. This is the traditional route into university where you usually select 3-4 subjects. Examples: Biology, English, Maths, Psychology, Economics
-Study a BTEC qualification at a college or sixth form
-These are vocational courses, typically one course which equates to 3 A-Levels. Examples: Health and social care, applied science, business, IT
-This is when your employed in a full time job, earning money whilst completing a formal qualification. They can start right from school leavers (after year 11) up to a degree equivalent apprenticeship
Did you know that you can apply for a degree apprenticeship after completing a level 3 qualification (after college or sixth form) This is where you are in full time employment, earning a salary whilst completing a recognised degree at university. This is paid for by your employer so you do not have to pay for your university fees!
To watch a short video on apprenticeships - Click here
Useful Career Links
Please use the below links to gain some insight into different Careers, University and routes after year 11
National Careers Service:
This government website provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search, and the labour market. You can find out different jobs, the salary, steps to get there and more.
Select explore Careers- and there are 800 career profiles to discover.
Labour Market Information:
Labour market information describes the condition of the labour market, past and present, as well as future projections. It makes clear where work opportunities are increasing or decreasing. Please find LMI information for all over the country and specifically for London.
Use this government website to find out information and search for apprenticeships. You will need to make an account to apply for an apprenticeship. Must be 16 years old to begin your first apprenticeship. (More information found on year 11 page)
UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It’s the centralised service that students use to apply to university. You can search different university courses and entry requirements to prepare yourself for the near future.
You can also search a range of careers- job descriptions, entry requirements and grades, routes into the career and much more
UCAS- Career search
UCAS- further education and universities
All About Careers- Search careers jobs and take a careers quiz to find out your strengths
Success at School- Search a range of career zones, employers and universities
Amazing Apprenticeships- Many resources , live vacancy snapshot
Amazing Apprenticeships- Parent packs available to download
icould Buzz Quiz- Quiz about your strengths and personality- helps match you to a career
Target Careers- Search careers and universities
Milkround- Find internships, placements or graduate jobs
Youth Employment- use the Careers hub and free young professional training
Start Careers - Can use as a guest, without needing to register
Russell Group- Research the top 24 leading Russel groups universities in the UK
Target Careers - Parent's Guide to careers, pathways and options
CV and Interview Support:
Please download documents below to gain further information on CV/Interview support
Downloadable information on Apprenticeships below