Supporting Your Child

In addition to the Careers support available in school, and the students section on the school website, there are a number of interactive resources available online for our students to access at home.

Job Explorer Database (JED)

JED helps make careers information understandable, interesting and engaging for students. It has information on over 850 jobs and over 340 high quality video case studies, pictures, quizzes, 'top tens', and career facts of the day. Please see here for more information, and here for a demo.

My Directions

MyDirections is a 24/7 personal careers platform. It has been designed to help young people plan their future by exploring multiple career options, stimulating discussions and ultimately making good informed choices that are the best for them

Start offers lots of local information and inspiration to young people who are working and studying in Leeds. It is a fantastic resource, which offers activities to support our students in Year 11 and Year 13.

Online Support - Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships have launched The Parent Perspective podcast, this is a great resource which provides lots of information to help support your child with careers advice and guidance. They have also put together some fantastic resources for students who are interested in a Post 18 apprenticeship, T Levels or Traineeships. For parent packs click here.

Degree Apprenticeships

The Sutton Trust have issued some further guidance for Year 12 students relating to degree apprenticeships. Please click here for more information.

Find An Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. The government have a dedicated website where you can find apprenticeship options. Please see the following links.

Find An Apprenticeship         Apprenticeships         UCAS Apprenticeships    

To find out more about Apprenticeships and to watch a virtual video by the National Career Service, please click here.

Local Colleges

Here are the links for some of the local colleges in the area.

Wakefield College              Leeds College of Building             Leeds City College - Park Lane

Elliott Hudson                      Bradford College                             Askham Bryan College

UCAS : For information on how and when to apply to University (undergraduate scheme).


The High Fliers Graduate Careers Live! is a new twice-yearly 90-minute TV programme, introducing sixth form students, their parents, and schools’ careers & university admissions staff to the graduate job market.

Broadcasting from a studio in central London, the programme is specifically aimed at Year 13 students & their parents and will showcase many of the job opportunities, occupations and professions that sixth form students can aspire to in the future.

It will provide inspiration, information and practical careers guidance on how university – or one of the growing number of degree apprenticeships – can lead to ambitious, rewarding careers in areas like engineering, technology, banking & finance, law, accountancy, the media and the public sector.

This programme is available on this link.

Parent Guides

If you would like to support your child in their next steps, you may find this parent’s guide to careers and guidance (by Cascaid) very informative. Please click here .

The National Literacy Trust Post 16 support and example documents, such as Career podcasts, creating a CV, Job Interview skills, and creating presentations, to name a few. 

These resources are designed to boost students' skills and support them in their next steps, click here.

'The Parent's Guide to' have lots of information based on students next steps which parents may find useful when supporting their child, please click here for free resources.

Talking Futures

The Talking Futures Campaign is designed to improve parents’ confidence and give them the information they need to have more informed conversations with their children about education and careers.

Talking Futures have launched a new interactive online tool, ‘Conversation Cards’, which is designed to break this information down into manageable chunks and give parents the information and signposting they need to guide their child through the decision making process and discover the careers that might interest them.

Take a look at the parents' toolkit to help you communicate with your child about careers. 


StudentStream brings together video content featuring vital advice, help and expert knowledge from universities and colleges across the UK. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey towards higher education, or currently at university and want to know more about life after studying your undergrad degree, this website will have content to cover it. Simply use the search function in the top right of the homepage to find the videos that are suitable for you, or select Pre Uni, At Uni, or Post Uni to find a number of different categories to help inform, motivate and inspire you

Opportunities with Barclays Life Skills

Barclays Life Skills Hub has been designed to encourage our young people to focus on developing their employability skills now in order to give them the best possible chances in the future.                     

The hub will guide you through interactive activities, films and tools to develop life skills needed to support your future in today’s changing world.

Students aged 14+ can register and access the hub using the following link Barclays Life Skills

CV Writing 

Do you need help writing a CV? 

The Careers Advisors can help support you with this. Or take a look at these.

Guidance on how to write a CV       Guidance on how to write a covering letter

Employability Skills

In a competitive job market, employability skills can give you the edge!

Employers look for these important skills when interviewing potential applicants, and they are not usually listed on the job description. Click on Employability Skills to see how you can stand out from the crowd.