Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance

Levenshulme High School works hard to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future. Levenshulme High School has achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard for its careers education, information, advice and guidance provision. This is awarded by Inspiring IAG which is a Licensed Awarding Body for the national standard.

The designated careers lead for Levenshulme High School is Mrs A Qureshi.

To speak to someone about Careers please phone the main school number and ask for Mrs Qureshi.

Mrs A Qureshi
Work Related learning Coordinator

My responsibilities as a Work Related Learning Coordinator are to coordinate the provision of a quality careers education, information, advice and guidance service to students of Levenshulme high school in line with statutory guidance and school careers strategy. My role involves working with partners and developing a programme of events, information sessions, work experience and trips that support this provision. I also plan and coordinate STEM activities and opportunities for the school. I am passionate about raising the aspirations of our students.

Mrs S Acton (Wed/Thu)
Careers Advisor

Working as a Level 6 qualified careers advice and guidance practitioner, I am passionate about supporting students in making important decisions in their lives. I support Levenshulme High School pupils on their career path and also help them to overcome any barriers to learning and employment opportunities.

Mr N Johnson
Deputy Head Teacher

One of my strategic responsibilities as a Deputy Head Teacher at Levenshulme High School is to ensure that all students have up-to-date, accurate and inspirational advice and guidance regarding Further Education, Higher Education and Career pathways.  I am passionate about making sure all of our students know the choices available to them, that they have high expectations and can access the right information to make the right decisions about their futures.

Ms K Simkiss

Enterprise Adviser

We are pleased to introduce Kelly Simkiss as our school’s Enterprise Adviser.

Enterprise Advisers use their knowledge of the local business landscape to support the careers team in school to develop an effective careers plan and to create opportunities with their business contacts in the area for our students.

Please see a short biography of Kelly’s career journey.

Having completed an MChem in Chemistry and Enterprise Management at the University of Sheffield, and being offered a number of PhD’s with the University, Kelly chose to take a completely different path and returned home to Manchester and started the United Utilities General Management graduate scheme.  Kelly stayed at United Utilities for 3 years, completing her graduate scheme and then doing her first operational management role with them, leading a team of >20 sludge tanker drivers. Her time at UU, which was her first real exposure to corporate business (outside of summer and weekend jobs) set her up for the rest of her career which has centred on general management and has included a logistics role for B&Q, an operational management role for Openreach leading a team of >500 people,  being Head of Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport and has ultimately taken her to where she is now at M247 as UK Managing Director. M247 are an international connectivity, cloud, hosting and voice company that started out, and continued to be head quartered in Manchester.

Students are supported and guided with applying for Colleges/Sixth Forms by their Tutors, Career Advisors and Work Related Learning Coordinator. Over the course of the year the students will be making some big decisions about their future. We are now using ‘OUR FUTURES’ for careers advice within our school. During the year the students will take part in a one to one career guidance interview in school with their Career Advisor Suzanne Acton. Our WRL Coordinator is Mrs Qureshi.

A Careers fair is held as part of our extensive CEIAG programme where students are able to talk to local colleges, training and apprenticeship providers so they can consider clearly their future options. The programme includes school visits, career talks with colleges, apprenticeship and training providers, employers and professionals, exhibitions, workshops and inspirational speakers.

Our career advisor Suzanne Acton is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays in school. Mrs Qureshi is available for consultation on 1st floor Crossley. There is also a drop in during morning break and lunch if the students have any quick questions about careers or education. To help you to prepare for your future career options the following websites are useful: National Careers Service and PLOTR – Young people are now expected to stay in education or training up until the age of 18. Please open the following link for some useful information and guidance regarding the training and educational choices available post 16.

If you want more information please contact

Mrs A Qureshi (Work Related learning Coordinator)

Mrs S Acton (Careers Advisor) (Wed/Thu)

CEIAG Policy

For our latest CEIAG Policy please visit our policies page.

How we Measure and Assess the Impact of our Careers Programme

  • Destination measures
  • Student, parent and staff voice
  • Employer feedback
  • Visiting partners
  • Work experience evaluation
  • Website analytical review
  • External accreditation

Please see below for a current map of CEIAG events and key dates for the current academic year.You can find our CEIAG case study of Levenshulme High on Career Point website

Useful Websites for Labour Market Information (LMI):

Need help finding the career path for you?
SACU is a fun interactive research tool that can help!
General and Regional Overview:
National Careers Service
MIDAS Invest in Manchester
LMI on Creative Industries:
Creative Skill Set
LMI on Health:
NHS Careers
Council of Health Care Science
LMI on Science and Engineering:
Future Morph
Where STEM Can Take You
LMI on Education:
Get into Teaching TES
LMI on Finance and Legal:
Law Careers(there is a really useful Beginners Guide with LMI and a full overview of the legal profession)
Useful Websites for Apprenticeships in Manchester:
Digital / Media / Business
Twitter @GM_Paralegal Paralegal Apprenticeships
Financial Kaplan Training
National Apprenticeship Service:
National Apprenticeship Service

Year groupHT1HT2HT3HT4HT5HT6
Year 7-European day of languages; exploring pathways in languages
-Careers in Curriculum Linking & exploring careers in English
-Focus day
-BBC Bite size event- exploring careers in creative and media industry.
- Career choices - assembly delivered by career leaders - tbcCareers week -Assembly
Careers tutorial activity
-Year 7 Academic Tutorial Evening
- Gateway programme at the University of Manchester - University uncovered visit
Solids, liquids and gases show
Celebration assembly and career talk
STEM exhibition
Reward trip
Year 8-European day of languages - exploring career pathways in languages
-Careers in Curriculum Linking & exploring careers in English
-Focus day
Y8 - BBC Bitesize event exploring careers in creative and media industry
Y8 - Gateway programme at the university of Manchester - Familiarisation Visit
- Y8 - Cyber security event
Careers week -
- career tutorial activity
- Dragonfly day STEM event at University of Manchester tbc
Year 8 Academic Tutorial evening.
Flash bang show
Business Breakfast & Speed networking event with school's Enterprise Adviser.
Celebration assembly and career talk
STEM Exhibition
Reward trip
Year 9- European day of languages - exploring career pathways in languages
GM Higher launch assembly
-Careers in Curriculum Linking & exploring careers in English
-Focus day
Y9 - BBC Bite size event
exploring careers in creative and media industry
-RSC Christmas demonstration lectures by the Chemistry department of University of Manchester
NHS Next move careers event at Old trafford
-Y9 Gateway programme visit to the University of Manchester -Build your future
-Teen Tech event at University of Manchester

Year 9 Academic Tutorial Evening and Year 9 options evening.
-Careers week
- Inspiring Young Women conference at Alliance Manchester Business school
- NHS Healthcare Science and Engineering event.

-Oxford University trip
- NHS Nursing & Health care workshops
-Y9 Work experience assembly - in preparation for next year work experience tbc
Business Breakfast & Speed networking event with school's Enterprise adviser
Celebration assembly and career talk
Reward Trip
STEM Exhibition
Year 10-Y10 Work experience Launch
- Careers fair,
-European languages day; exploring career pathways in languages.
- Y10 Year of Engineering event at SIEMENS Rail Automation Manchester - experiencing a real engineering office and to meet Women Engineers.
- Physics talk from Lancaster University.
-Careers in Curriculum Linking & exploring careers in English
- Career talk by Ayesha Nayyar CEO Nayyars Solicitor and ex Levenshulme student
-Your heart hospital, STEM event at Wythenshawe hospital
-KMPG insight day at their Manchester office
-Focus day
- Biological sciences talk by University of Manchester PhD students
- lunch time drop in for Work experience
- Deadline for Work EXP forms
-Home cinema Urdu Language student trip exploring languages with movie
-Digital explorers event at Victoria warehouse - exploring careers in TECH -STEM event
-RAF STEM event at Old trafford
Year 10 academic tutorial evening; Suzanne Acton from Our Futures present.
-Y10 Work experience final assembly by Our Futures
-Fast bleep medical careers workshop
- Y10 Work experience week (9th -13th March 2020)
-Careers week
- Inspiring Young Women Conference at Manchester Business school.
Manchester united career fair trip
- HE/FE workshop as part of Focus day
-Annual Maths feast competition
- Reflection on work experience as part of Focus day.
Y10 - Young enterprise business at Price water cooper house tbc

-Y10 group work and 1:1 career advice by career adviser in preparation for Y11.- Y10 stepping into the Future assembly
- Summer Media workshop at University of Salford
- Stepping into the Future conference at MMU Business school
- STEM Exhibition
- Celebration assembly and career talk
Reward Trip
Year 11-European languages day: exploring career pathways in languages.
-Physics Talk by Lancaster University student
-Careers fair,
-College drop ins: Loreto/Xaverian
-College application launch and introduction to career advisor
-College application drop ins
- One to one career guidance interviews
Y11 Gateway programme at the University of Manchester- Skills for Success Visits.
-DoE award evening
-Careers in Curriculum Linking & exploring careers in English
-Y11 Parent forum tips on revision/self care wellbeing and college applications
-Focus day
-College Application drop ins Connell and Aquinas college
-Year 11 Academic Tutorial evening: Suzanne Acton from Our Futures present.
-College Application deadline 10th December
-Y11 Mindfulness workshops
-Y11 Study skills session
- NCS Challenge launch and registration
-Y11 leavers 2019 Certificate evening- Career talk by Ayesha Nayyar - CEO Nayyars Solicitors
-RAF STEM event at Old Trafford
-Biological sciences talk by University of Manchester PhD students
-Inspiring futures event in medicine and health at Manchester museum
- NCS Challenge launch and registration
- lunch time drop ins with career adviser
-Gm Higher - Elevate session with Y11
Gm Higher Exam Relaxation technique with Y11 - tbc
-Careers week
-lunch time drop in with career adviser
- NCS challenge workshops as part of Focus day.
- Doctor Career talk
NCS challenge - Drop in
Less stress session before GCSEs
Y11 GSCE begins
-Apprenticeship sessions with targeted students
End of Y11
All Year GroupsLeadership fair
careers fair Lunchtime drop in.

- lunch time drop in sessions
Why study law talk by alumni Tanzeela Shabbir Bibi from MMU
-Career talk in Psychology
Apprenticeship workshop drop in
lunch time tbc
-School drama production
Careers week: form time activities/assemblies
lunch time drop ins
- JMW Solicitors - Careers in law
- Charity cake sale by Career and STEM Leaders
- Happy Pi day /activities and games organised by Maths department
-World book day activities
- Multicultural event
Apprenticeship session
- British Science week
Reward trip
STEM Exhibition
Race for Life
Great Get Together

January 27, 2020
  • Identity Star Project - MUFC
    January 27, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm

January 28, 2020
  • Work Experience Familiarisation - St Mary's RC Primary School
    January 28, 2020 @ 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm

January 29, 2020
  • PPE Celebration Event
    January 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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