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  Careers and Progression

Every term we publish a Careers newsletter that details all the exciting activities we have been up to!  


Please view them here:

Careers newsletter Autumn 2020

Careers newsletter Spring 2021

Careers newsletter Summer 2021

Careers Newsletter Summer 2021
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Welcome to our Careers page.  We hope you find what you are looking for.  Please contact Mrs Wearing on with any questions. Please scroll down to find the different areas of information and support.


We are delighted to announce that in June 2021, Crawshaw academy underwent an assessment day which led to us being awarded the Quality in Careers Standard.  This nationally recognised award acknowledges the careers guidance and planning that goes on in our school, and we are thrilled!  


The full report can be read here.  



Please use these links to access the latest careers opportunities, which currently have a broad range of Careers related opportunities.  Regular round ups of opportunities are sent to parents and students via e-mail. 


01.02.21 Careers opportunities round up.

08.02.21 Careers opportunities round up.

06.05.21 Careers opportunities round up. 

14.07.21 Year 10 Next Steps letter

27.09.21 Year 11 Open events letter 




Attendance at our virtual 'introduction to apprenticeships' talk on the 30.06.21 was excellent and the students got a lot of useful pointers and information from Linda Beever, who works with West Yorkshire Learning Partnership and the National Apprenticeship service. The slides she talked through are here. /docs/JWEdocs/Introduction_to_apprenticeships_.pptx 



 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. 

 Work experiences 

Year 10 completed some virtual work experience in July.  Parents have been e-mailed with the information about how they can move that on as a summer project. 


Students in 2020-2021 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 (


Speakers for Schools have some excellent work experience opportunities.  Sign up here .

Job spotlight - jobs you might not have heard of but which are either specialism shortages, or something interesting to consider.


There are hundreds of vacancies for Occupational therapists for the NHS.  Click on this link to find out more Occupational Therapist - Is it for me? - Bing video


A new website called 'My Path' is spotlighting different careers each week in short, engaging videos.  Please follow for some great ideas. 

  • @MYPATHcareersUK




Go Higher taster days! 

If you are interested in going to University, but aren't sure what it would be like studying certain subjects, then this is for you! 

Please click on the logo next to this and enrol for the free taster days. 

We had an informative session from GHWY on the 23rd June 2021.  If you were unable to join us on our Teams call, please view the slides we talked through here. 


Interested in a career in construction?

City and Guilds have released an excellent on line course to introduce students to the world of construction. 

Topics covered include an introduction to the construction industry, starting out in the sector and the journey to getting a job. The course also outlines progression and career opportunities and what it takes to run a construction business.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to reflect on whether a career in construction is right for them, identify entry level routes into construction, explore potential career pathways, investigate the role of health and safety and the importance of diversity in the industry and explore the role of training and qualifications.

Designed for anybody considering a career in construction, the course has had over 1,600 enrolments since its launch in March.

Please click on the image next to this for joining details. 




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


There are some excellent videos about apprenticeships on the Leeds Manufacturing Festival website here.  

'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. 


Traineeships. These are a fairly new addition to the options you have at aged 16 to 18 and are designed to give you employability skills combined with work placements if you are not yet ready for the next step.  Please click here for information around these.  




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 - for Year 9, 10 and 11, it is your old e-mail address ( and the password is Start123. For Years 7,8 and 12 it is your new e-mail address ( and the password is Start123. If you are having issues accessing it, please e-mail Mrs Wearing on




Future Learn Free courses  


This platform gives you access to hundreds of free courses exploring all aspects of study from 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

Year 9 - Options, subjects and jobs 


A question I am often asked is 'what jobs can I do with subject x or y?'  Careers Pilot has an excellent set of pages dedicated to that exact question and it's the best I've found on the web.  Please check it out when you are making your choices in Year 9 and 11.  I am reliably informed that the Health and Social Care page is under instruction and will soon be available. 




 Options at Post 16 


Year 10 & 11 students 

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

This infographic is a really helpful place to start  - please click to look in more detail. 
As Year 11 students begin to make applications to college, they may find the guide on the right helpful when writing personal statements.  Click on the image:

 - How to apply for jobs, including CV writing.

CV option – LiveCareer
Success at school: Advice How to write a speculative cover letter
Writing cover letters and understanding interview questions is also an important part of these next steps.  The websites to the left will all will help you with this. 



Crawshaw Post 16 

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


Leeds City College Open event


Leeds Sixth Form College Open event 


Please click here to go to the Leeds City College website where you will find access to their prospectus and course information.  LCC have released several videos to help you understand their offer:

Virtual assembly

How to apply

Assembly for Year 7-9



What's on at LCB....


Events (



Bradford College have a range of courses and is actually simpler to get to than Leeds.  Please click on their logo to find information released in March 2021 about their courses. 







Statutory documents


Careers policy

Learner entitlement statement

Careers plan 2020-2021

Provider Access Policy