Careers

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)

Sign up here: 

 

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)

Sign up here:

 

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)

Sign up here 

 

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

Sign up here

 

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

 

Apprenticeships

-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. 

National Careers Service

 

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. 

LMI for all 

LMI London 

 

 Apprenticeships:

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)

Find An Apprenticeship 

 

UCAS:

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 

 

 

Additional Websites:

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

CV Writing Tips
pdf
Interview Tips
pdf
Guide to Apprenticeships
pdf
The A-Z of Apprenticeships
pdf
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