Our Careers Team
- SLT Careers Leader – Lisa Biggar
Contact details – 0161 509 2368
- Careers Advisor (Career Connect) – Megan Jezzard
Contact details – 0161 509 2368
- Transition Lead – Sue Schofield
Contact details – 07546 306 6071
For children in hospital settings and HIVE medical pupils it is the responsibility of the home school to provide high quality careers education, advice and guidance.
Manchester Hospital School will provide high quality careers education, advice and guidance for pupils at the Leo Kelly School. We aim to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills, abilities and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career. Our careers programmes begin in year 7 when we begin to explore options and raise aspirations in partnership with a wide range of post 16 and 18 providers and careers educators.
All young people are required by law to continue in education or training until they are 18 and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to progress to the most appropriate post 16 option which might be at a sixth form or FE college, apprenticeship or traineeship.
There is a carefully tailored programme for every year group, which involves careers education in lessons, visits to universities, colleges and employers as well as careers fairs and employer engagement days. Our strategy is designed to develop core skills for employability including personal, learning and thinking skills in enterprise, problem solving and communication.
We are very proud of our record in ensuring our students progress to the right destination post 16, and succeed on their chosen course by continuing to provide support from GCSE and beyond.
Student careers entitlement
By the end of year 11 every student will have had the opportunity to access:
- Impartial information, advice and guidance from an independent, highly qualified advisor
· Individual careers interview and action plan
· Careers events, college and university visits
· Support in writing personal statements/CVs
· Detailed, accurate references
· Where deemed appropriate, opportunities to work with employers undertake work-related learning
· Support and guidance in applying for apprenticeships
· Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities or who may face barriers to making progress post 16
How Manchester Hospital School measures and assesses the impact of the careers program on the students
- All students complete a careers questionnaire annually so that changes in aspirations can be mapped and programmes can be targeted.
- We seek feedback from students and providers at careers events and visits.
- Student and staff questionnaires are used to gauge student understanding of careers education and the impact on their aspirations.
- Tracking of student destinations in Year 12 and for 3 years after they leave Manchester Hospital School.
- The published careers information will be reviewed in July 2024
Advice for Parents and Students
Students should also consider an apprenticeship as a pathway into employment.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- Gain job-specific skills
- Earn a wage and get holiday pay
- Get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)
Apprenticeships take 1-5 years to complete depending on their level.
Levels of Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.
You can search for apprenticeships here.
Manchester Hospital School values and encourages the contribution of employers as part of our careers programme. We are
committed to connecting students with local employers to increase their knowledge of the world of work and develop their
employability skills. We have links with many local businesses, voluntary organisations and charities. If you are an employer who
would like to support Manchester Hospital School, or would like more information on how you can support our careers programme
please email Sue Schofield (Transition Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
The eight Gatbsy Benchmarks are the framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance which we are implementing at Manchester Hospital School.
|1. A stable careers programme||Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers. The careers programme should be published on the school’s website in a way that enables pupils, parents, teachers and employers to access and understand it. The programme should be regularly evaluated with feedback as part of the evaluation programme.|
|2. Learning from career and labour market information||By the age of 14, pupils should have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options. Parents should be encouraged to access and use the information about labour markets and future study options to inform their support to their children.|
|3. Addressing the needs of each pupil||A school’s career programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations Schools should keep systematic records of the individual advice given to each pupil and subsequent agreed decisions. All pupils should have access to these records to support their career development. Schools should collect and maintain accurate data for each pupil on their education, training or employment destinations for at least 3 years after they leave the school.|
|4. Linking curriculum learning to careers||All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.|
|5. Encounters with employers and employees||Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.|
|6. Experiences of workplaces||Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks. There should be at least one experience by the age of 16 and a subsequent one by the age of 18.|
|7. Encounters with further and higher education||By the age of 16, every pupil should have had a meaningful encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities, including 6th forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers. This should include the opportunity to meet both staff and pupils. By the age of 18 all pupils who are considering applying for university should have had at least 2 visits to universities to meet staff and pupils.|
|8. Personal guidance||Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.|
|2022 – 2023 Year 11 leavers||Next destination|
|14%||Engagement program to support access to employment or education (NEET)|
|0%||Other education provider|
|2021 – 2022 Year 11 leavers||Next destination|
|22.73%||Engagement program to support access to employment or education (NEET)|
|4.55%||Other education provider|
Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (LMI) is information about the current economic and employment situation. It includes data on graduate destinations, average starting salaries, current trends in employment sectors and recruitment patterns.
Labour Market Information 2022/2023
Useful links for researching careers and labour market information
The National Careers Service website contains a wealth of information about career choices,
including job profiles that outline training pathways, as well as a job matching tool.
GMACS – a tool to research careers and LMI and pathways– this has GMs top careers sectors and
whole wealth of careers information and careers quizzes for students
The Careers and Enterprise Company have a whole wealth of LMI and other careers support. This link below can take you to this and also a specific SEBND LMI support booklet.
All the resources, all in one place | CEC Resource Directory
LMI website which also has information about careers and skills for particular careers.
Apprenticeship vacancies are useful as this give an indication of what is available and many searches can be very localised to your school/college. The websites below provide information and search tools.
Useful Advice and links
National Careers Service
A Guide to apprenticeships
What are apprenticeships, Traineeships and internships?
Careers Advice for Parents (Creating Better Futures).
What career is right for me?
Careers in the NHS
GMACS enables students to access labour market information, create their own careers plan and access a wealth of GM careers information.
I could is a useful website which links subjects to careers and has videos of people in their roles. It also has a careers quiz to match industries to answers.
National careers service – explore job roles
A website with a wealth of useful careers information at different stages of education
Careersbox Youtube channel – many careers and job videos with people explaining what they do
Construction careers sites
Search for an apprenticeship – vacancy site
Provider Access Policy
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Policy