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  Careers and Progression

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 2020 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

   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 (


 Year 11

It is time to make the decision around what you would like to do when you finish your GCSEs.  These helpful guides will allow you to choose the right pathway for you:

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


(pls click on the image above to access the guide)   

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 The Shine Careers Service has put together a newsletter with some very helpful links about next steps.  Please take a look.


Please read our Careers Newsletter and answer the Personal Development Questionnaire within it.  We really value parental input into our curriculum.

National Careers Service Covid19 Information

Welcome to the Crawshaw Careers and Progression page. 

Mrs Wearing will update these pages with some activities and links to help Crawshaw students think about their next steps.  It’s a great use of your time during the period of time school is shut.  

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Every student in school has been logging into the Start platform and beginning some excellent research into their chosen careers.  Parents, please take a look with your child; there are some fantastic resources on there that will help make careers planning a great deal easier.  It's never too early to think about the future! 

Important Documents:

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

Useful links:

- Parent Zone

- Help You Choose

- Ucas


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 also useful tips and  a matrix of most West Yorkshire apprenticeship providers on the WYLP directory


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. 



Start has updated their offer to make it easier for you to use it from home.  The Home Learning Activities include videos, quizzes, offline research tasks and reflective learning covering:

  • Selling yourself and the importance of a personal brand
  • Learning about jobs by interviewing family members
  • Understanding the importance of technology in the workplace
  • Learning how to set a career goal
  • Understanding the jobs behind our favourite brands and products
  • Exploring entrepreneurship and business start up
  • Reflecting on our personal values
  • Recognising and challenging stereotypes
  • Linking Maths and English to careers

Students will need their Start account to login - if you can't find it, please e-mail



 Future Learn Free courses   Click here 


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 uni courses.


Our applications for September 2021 are open! Start your application journey with Leeds City College now, just follow the apply now button at the bottom of this page and it will take you straight to the application form. 
If you’re not sure which course is for you, check out our online prospectus here: 
Virtual interviews will be taking place after October half term. Digital and IT interviews will be taking place from Monday 19th October.
You can also book onto our open events to find out more about what Leeds City College has to offer:
Keep a look out for new dates as we will be confirming these soon. 
Start your application now!



What's on at LCB....

We hope you had a relaxing half term break. Apologies for the delay with this, the team have been busy arranging the virtual open event. Please see update below.


We will be sending one email per month to keep you up to date with 'What's on at LCB', please let me know if you no longer wish to receive these or if you have a colleague who would like to be added to the mailing list.


2021/2022 School Leaver Course Guide 

Please find our 2021/22 school leaver course guide here. Unfortunately, there has been a delay with the hard copies, I will update you when these are available.


Applying for next year

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


We will also be using The system for us to receive applications from here is currently being set up so I will send an update once students can start applying.


Virtual Open Event – Saturday 21 November, 10am - 1pm

Please visit Virtual Open Event to register for the virtual open event. On the morning of the event a link to the page will be sent to everyone who has registered and visitors will be able to watch videos, chat to us live on the website or request a call back.


I have attached an open event poster for you to display in school with this date and our other events.

Resources for Schools 

A few of you have sent emails requesting resources for virtual assemblies, I am hoping to get a PowerPoint together next week when the open event is out of the way. I will send this out to all of you when it’s ready. The virtual open event page will be available to access after the event too so this information should also be useful for you to use for careers IAG. You can also check out our Careers A-Z.


Career of the month – Building Services Engineer

Building Services Engineers are responsible for advising architects on the most cost-effective engineering services that a building requires, which must be environmentally friendly. These services include heating, lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, electrical and water. Often a Building Services Engineer will specialise in one field, for example Mechanical Engineering which covers the air conditioning and heating etc.


Find out more here: