What We Offer
At LAE we are committed to offering all students an effective and impartial programme of careers education, information, advice, and guidance. All LAE students are encouraged and expected to take advantage of the rich and wide-ranging career opportunities on offer.
Whilst most LAE students progress onto higher education, we are aware of the growing needs of both students and employers for non-academic routes into employment. As such, we provide all LAE students with information and support regarding (degree) apprenticeships and have recently helped alumni secure positions at The Government Economic Service, Ernst & Young, and J.P. Morgan Chase.
We continually evaluate the impact of our careers programme through student and alumni surveys, as well as feedback from local employers and our professional partners.
Further information about our careers guidance and education is available in our Careers Guidance Policy.
If you are a local employer and would like to contribute to our careers programme, please e-mail email@example.com or phone the school (020 3301 1480) and ask for our Careers and Opportunities Manager.
Careers guidance and education at LAE
At LAE we are committed to offering all students an effective and impartial programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance to support them in making choices that will enhance their life chances, guide them in choosing career paths that suit their interests and abilities and help them to sustain employability throughout their working lives.
This means developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to lead successful lives. LAE students will receive a rich provision of careers education, both inside the classroom and within professional contexts that develop the character attributes which underpin success in education and employment. High quality, up to date and impartial careers guidance is crucial in helping pupils emerge from LAE well-rounded and ready for the world of work. Learners at LAE are able to secure independent, impartial advice about the range of pathways open to them.
LAE students can find out about and apply for a range of opportunities to enhance their employability skills in each weekly bulletin. Such opportunities might include: work experience, essay competitions, insight talks, work and student shadowing schemes, apprenticeship opportunities, professional mentoring and scholarships. We have established partnerships with a range of industries and professional bodies. We encourage students to apply for a range of opportunities in order to discover their strengths and passions and to make informed decisions about their futures.
Work Discovery Programme
All Year 12s will take part in a work discovery programme that offers opportunities to improve employability skills; to gain information about a wide range of careers and post-A Level opportunities including alternatives to Higher Education; source and apply for work placements; insight days and workplace visits; receive impartial careers advice through meetings with our opportunities coordinator as well as outside partners; and to write professional CVs and applications.
This programme takes place for one term alongside ongoing careers lectures, opportunities to engage with professionals, work experience and an annual Higher Education and Careers fair. This will enable sixth formers to make informed choices about their futures after LAE.
As part of our commitment to supporting our students with their ongoing professional development, we have an established alumni network and programme to engage with our alumni and offer them opportunities. Our alumni provide a valuable source of information and inspiration for our current students.
We continually evaluate the impact of our careers programme through: student surveys, feedback from professional volunteers and tracking of students who are engaging with opportunities. We seek further feedback from our alumni help shape and develop future programmes.
Further information about our careers guidance and education is available in our Careers Guidance Strategy. Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org, marked for the attention of Ms Chakravarty.