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  Careers and Progression

Welcome to our Careers page.  We hope you find what you are looking for.  Please contact Mrs Wearing on with any questions. 

 Please click below for our latest Careers newsletter:


Careers Newsletter Autumn 2020
Welcome to Crawshaw Academy's first Careers Newsletter. We hope you find this useful in planning your next steps!

Please use these links to access the latest careers opportunities, which currently focus on National Apprenticeship week and National Careers week.  Regular round ups of opportunities are sent to parents and students via e-mail. 


27.01.21 Careers opportunities round up.

01.02.21 Careers opportunities round up.

08.02.21 Careers opportunities round up.


We have a virtual Police Careers talk from PC Gemma Wilkins on 25th February, and a virtual 'introduction to apprenticeships' from the National Apprenticeship Service talk on the 3rd March.  Both will be at 3pm to fit in with remote learning.

These have been featured on parent briefing.  Please sign up using these Microsoft Forms links and Mrs Wearing will invite you to attend via teams. 


Police Careers

Introduction to Apprenticeships 



Parent support


Future goals

We are all aware of the impact of the pandemic on the jobs market in West Yorkshire, and it is likely that the ramifications of Covid will last for several years.  Many parents and carers don't feel equipped to help their children with next steps because the landscape has shifted so much.  Futuregoals have designed a useful range of materials to provide you with the information needed to help your child. There are activities to work through and it is presented in a very engaging way. 
Find out more today at
In addition, all students have access to the Start Platform, which is a fantastic way to research Careers and pathways and allows students to build up a profile based on their likes and dislikes.  We'd love to see parents and carers working through this with their children.  Usernames for Start are the old e-mail address ( and passwords are Start123.  If you are having any issues with accessing any of these resources/passwords, please contact
ASK Apprenticeship service regularly produce 'parent packs' and the back catalogue of these is available - please click on the image to view them.

The National Careers Service is the UK government's Careers Service providing free careers advice all year round.  Their website may look visually rather dull, but has huge amounts of useful information, and is well worth a visit.


Press on the logo to the left to go to their website. 



0800 100 900 


Please sign up to the All About website for free.  It gives lots of information about opportunities after school; apprenticeships, further and Higher Education and how you can navigate the choices in front of you. 


Students in 2020 have been unable to do any work experience, and companies have been putting together some incredibly useful virtual offers in a range of careers.  Year 11 students have had the list e-mailed to them, but here it is for other students;   Virtual opportunities | CEC Resource Directory (


HSBC have also released their work experience offering for 2021, as well as some helpful information about the different types of apprenticeships they offer, which is relevant to other industries too.  Work experience information from HSBC  



Apprenticeship Support

Ask Apprenticeships have created an on line offer for students please see the newsletter from them detailing what they do here


The Amazing Apprenticeships website also has some great resources:  


There are several case studies from apprentices on 

Parents' resources on

Vacancy snapshots on

General resources on


'Rate My Apprenticeship' has been doing some virtual events.  If you didn't manage to access these live, please watch the videos here - it gives a great insight into the variety and range of apprenticeships available. 


Applying for Apprenticeships.  Please press here for some guidance on how to find suitable apprenticeships, and some tips on writing your CV and making applications. 




All Crawshaw students have access to the Start Programme, at Start Profile. This is an online Careers platform which is so useful.  Students access this in Enterprise lessons and we'd love to see them using it at home with their parents as well. 

Students will need their Start account to login - it is your old e-mail address ( and the password is Start123. If you are having issues accessing it, please e-mail Mrs Wearing on


As part of National Careers Week, Start have launched 5 new lessons to help you make decisions about your future Start Beta (  




Future Learn Free courses  


This platform gives you access to hundreds of free courses exploring all aspects of study form astrophysics to spy techniques!  A great way to stay engaged before starting your college or university courses.  Press on the image to the right to access


 Options at Post 16 


Year 10 & 11 students 

These resources will help you make some decisions around next steps.

As Year 11 students begin to make applications to college, they may find the guide below helpful when writing personal statements.  Click on the image:





Crawshaw Post 16 

Please go to our Post 16 page on our website to access the prospectus and application form. 


Leeds City College logo
Please click on the LCC logo above to go to their website where you will find access to their prospectus and course information.  The next webinar for future applicants is on the 10th March, 2021. 

What's on at LCB....



2021/2022 School Leaver Course Guide 

Please find our 2021/22 school leaver course guide here. 


Applying for next year

We are accepting applications for next year and these can be made directly via the College website 


Statutory documents


Provider access policy 

Careers policy