Welcome to the Careers section of the St Laurence School website.
In an ever-changing world where new and unexpected opportunities can appear out of nowhere, high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is essential to prepare students for adult life. Not only does it support young people to understand their own abilities, knowledge and skills, but it also enables them to plan and manage their journey through learning, training and into work.
Our aim here at St Laurence is to provide that support from Year 7 to Year 13, reflecting the requirements in the Gatsby Benchmarks, the CDI framework, and the Ofsted handbook.
The Careers Education programme aims to support students to make their own life choices and to develop their personal qualities, ultimately leading to them living satisfying and effective lives in which paid employment clearly plays a key part.
The Careers Team works alongside Heads of House and tutors to monitor the progress and support for each student. Students are mentored by their tutors at key times throughout the year and, dependent on year group, are offered opportunities to meet with our Independent Careers Advisers and the Careers Team. During these sessions, targets are set and advice given, which are then reviewed by the House and Careers Teams on a regular basis.
Careers Information is available in the ILC Careers Library and online.
This, together with our comprehensive programme of careers education, helps our students to plan and manage their own career plans.
We are always actively looking to enhance our provision and would welcome contact from external parties keen to support us to develop our programme.
More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Careers team on the link below.
Useful Links and websites
The platform we use with our students to support their career journey.
If you are 11—19 and living in the South of England, Careerpilot has all of the information you need to help you plan your future study and work.
Find out about and look at:
- Your choices at 14, 16 and 18
- Different job sectors and what they are looking for
- Information on routes to different qualifications including apprenticeships and university level study
- Your skills and how to use them
- Online careers sessions and stories
National information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work.
Find out about different careers, opportunities in the local job market, and information on courses and apprenticeships.
Information on a wide variety of topics including applying to university, apprenticeships and looking for jobs
The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions.
Support for all young people in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), in achieving a world-leading education.
T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year technical courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study. T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
A huge thank you to the employers and education providers who already work with us here at St Laurence. Your time and effort are very much appreciated by our students.
We always welcome contact from employers looking to work with us and there are various opportunities to do so throughout the year. Please visit us during our forthcoming Careers Fair (invitation below) or contact us on the emails below if you would like to find out more.