• Careers Advice

  • Careers Advice

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    Brigshaw offers a careers education programme that prepares students for the next steps in their education, training or employment. The school is committed to ensuring that students gain stimulating and inspiring information about a wide range of career pathways. The programme aims to raise aspirations and broaden horizons, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity. Our Careers Policy can be found on our policy page.

    Careers Education: Careers education is embedded in the curriculum for Years 7-13. Individual guidance sessions take place with our careers advisers. There are also enrichment activities such as workshops and visits, the Year 10 Work Related Learning Week, Year 12 work experience and our annual Careers Fair which takes place every February. For more information about our careers education programme please follow this link.

    Careers information: Brigshaw provides careers information through books, leaflets and other written materials and access to careers software and websites. There is a fully resourced careers resource area in our careers room with a range of books, display materials and articles, magazines, FE and HE related take away information, as well as online packages and careers websites. The resource area is open to all students at lunchtime and to invited groups of students during break, tutor time, PHSE time and after school.

    Careers guidance: Our careers advisers target support to students at certain key strategic points during the school year to meet students’ needs (e.g. preparation for GCSE or A Level subjects, or on A-level and GCSE results days to offer advice regarding next steps). All year 11 students receive an individual careers appointment to help them as they make their Post 16 choices. Any other student can request an individual appointment or attend our drop in sessions for support at any time. As well as this, careers advisers are available for parents and students at parents events throughout the year.

    How do we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme? The school uses several indicators these include:

    • Student Voice.
    • Impact of guidance questionnaires.
    • Careers advisers reports.
    • Leeds City Council's self-assessment tool.
    • Destination measures and NEET figures.

    Provider Access Policy:  Please click here for our Provider Access Policy which explains the opportunities available for all pupils aged 8 and 13 to hear from providers of approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships and how providers can get involved with the school. 

    Useful Links:

    Success at School: Help parents help young people plan their future:

    The National Careers Service

    Careers Advice For Parents

    Leeds Pathways

    Leeds Youth Information Hub

    Future Goals


    University Advice




    Start Profile


    Future Learn - CV Guidance


    Follow us on Twitter @BrigshawCareers:



    Dye Katy 20140642
    Katie Dye - Careers Leader

    "I am a member of both the Science teaching team and the Careers team. With the help of the Careers team I organise careers events for students at Brigshaw. I can assist with signposting regarding post 16 options and can also help students to make individual appointments with one of the careers advisers. I am contactable at: dyekj01@brigshawtrust.com". Alternatively I can be contacted on the school number 0113 2878900 ext 1141.

    J Tipper

    Julie Tipper

    "Any 6th form students are welcome to drop into the careers room to see me every Monday or they can email me: tipperj01@brigshawtrust.com I am able to help with both university and work based options after 6th form. If parents have any queries I am also happy for them to contact me."

    Michael Burke
    Michael Burke

    "I am available to offer careers information advice and guidance to year 9,10 and 11 students. I work Thursdays in the careers room. Students can book appointments to discuss post 16 options or drop in to see me during break and lunch times for help with applications and CVs or they can email me at:  burkem01@brigshawtrust.com." 

    The information on this website will be reviewed on an annual basis. the next review is due October 2021.