Careers Resources

Click any of the headings below to find out more information.

All About Apprenticeships...

Apprentice

Apprenticeships offer a great alternative to full time higher education, allowing you to learn a trade whilst earning money.

Use the resources below to find out more:

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Be Inspired!

Be inspiredWe want you to take advantage of our ‘Be inspired’ careers activities.


There are numerous careers talks, assemblies with a careers focus and special activities to take part in, such as mock interviews (Year 11) or taking part in Enterprise events (we start with this from Year 7).
 
The opportunities are delivered by volunteers who are employers from the real world of work.

We try to organise volunteers to support our school from all different industries and work sectors. We welcome involvement of employers in our curriculum across all subject areas.

We want to inspire you to be more informed and plan for your own future careers.

Alumni

Many of our volunteer employers are parents or past students of the school (we call past students ‘Alumni’).

If your parent is an ex-student of our school, please encourage them to join the Alumni group because then we can keep in touch about how the school is developing in lots of different ways, not only in careers education.

For any further enquiry, contact the PSHE/Citizenship department at the school.

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Careerometer - Live Labour Market Job Information

Use the widget below to find out information on prospective careers.

External Providers - Deliver Information to LCS Students

Are you an external provider willing to inspire and motivate students at LCS?

Be part of the ‘Be inspired’ programme!

Interview

We would like to invite local employers to our school to engage with our students and help us to deliver worthwhile, relevant experiences involving careers education and help promote work-readiness. We welcome involvement of employers in our curriculum across all subject areas.

Our students and teachers really appreciate learning first-hand about the skills and attributes that employers value and the attributes used in the world of work. We will be very grateful of any time you can give.

These opportunities may also be recognised as an effective experience to extend employees skills and professional development.

If you feel you have the time, enthusiasm and expertise to help our young people raise their aspirations and be more prepared for the real world of work, do get in touch with the Careers Leader, Fiona Came.

Careers for You

Please see the "Careers for You" booklet below for more information:

Provider Access

The school's Provider Access Policy can be found on the main school website under Parents > School Rules and Policies > Policies.

Alumni

Many of our volunteer employers are parents or past students of the school, who have joined the LCS Alumni group. If you are an ex-student and you haven’t yet joined the Alumni, please do follow the link below so we can keep in touch with you about events and opportunities that you may wish to get involved in.

 

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LCS Careers Library

Careers Decisions

All students have access to up-to-date and comprehensive careers material in the Careers Library which is located in S16 and S15.

The Careers Library is open and staffed during lunch times, Monday through to Thursday.

Students are able to seek impartial advice and receive guidance from experienced and trained personnel. No appointment is necessary. Referrals and self-referrals can be made here for one-to-one careers interviews and support.

Many of the "Be Inspired" careers talks are held in the LCS Careers Library over lunchtimes. These are advertised in advance to all students.

For any further enquiry, contact the PSHE/Citizenship department at the school.

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Moodle – Careers help for Key stage 4 and 5 students

This resource is available for use by all students (considered to be appropriate from Year 10 upwards) and their parents, who want to support their child’s careers education.

It is an information page full of practical, useful advice guides that are all downloadable. Many of these resources we use in lessons with the students, so they may be familiar with some, but not all the documents. The documents include information and advice on:

  • Interview skills
  • Employability skills
  • Covering letters and application forms
  • Personal statements
  • Work experience
  • Dates of Open day events of education providers around Derby City

It provides signposting to useful websites and a reminder to access the school Careers intranet page.

Accessing Moodle

Every student is able to access the LCS Moodle via My LCS.

  • Navigate to My LCS from the LCS Home page by clicking on the drop down menu from the ‘school’ tab at the top of the Home page.
  • Students have been provided with their school user name and password.
  • Moodle will come up as an option at this stage.
  • After logging in, to navigate to the correct page, please follow this path:
    Courses > Curriculum Areas > Careers > Careers Key Stage 4 & 5.
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Student Careers Entitlement

Work Experience

The document below contains an outline of you can expect to experience in your careers education each year to help prepare you for the future world of work

What are Unifrog and Kudos?

These are two subscribed services that are available to our students and to their parents who want to support their child’s careers education.

Kudos

kudos

Kudos is formally introduced to students during the Year 9 careers programme, although this may be encouraged for students to use as early as Year 7 for those who show a particular interest.

To find out more information about Kudos, click the link below, then click on the pink tab "What is Kudos?".

Unifrog

unifrog

Unifrog is formally introduced to students during the Year 10 careers programme.

Students are given means of accessing these through allocated unique log in / registration details. For further details, please ask your child about these. If you have any further questions, please contact the PSHE/Citizenship department at the school.

To find out more information about Unifrog, click the link below to go to the Unifrog site, then select ‘features.'

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Other Useful Website Addresses

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