Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
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)
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.
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) AQureshi2@levenshulmehigh.co.uk
Mrs S Acton (Careers Advisor) (Wed/Thu) SActon@levenshulmehigh.co.uk
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
Useful Websites for Labour Market Information (LMI):
|General and Regional Overview:|
|National Careers Service|
|MIDAS Invest in Manchester|
|LMI on Creative Industries:|
|Creative Skill Set|
|Work in Broadcast|
|LMI on Health:|
|Council of Health Care Science|
|LMI on Science and Engineering:|
|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 7||-European day of languages; exploring pathways in languages||Focus day – exploring different careers within school and meeting support staff and learning about their career journeys.||- Career choices - assembly delivered by career leaders - tbc||Careers week -Assembly on careers and careers choices led by career and STEM leaders|
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- career talk
|Year 8||-European day of languages - exploring career pathways in languages||Y8 - STEM Faraday challenge |
Y8 - Gateway programme at the university of Manchester - Familiarisation Visit
|- Y8 - Cyber security event||Careers week - Assembly on Career pathways and options when you leave school - delivered by the Manchester college|
- career tutorial activity
- Laing O'Rourke - Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - STEM - meeting inspiring women in Engineering and Construction
-Big Bang Fair in Birmingham NEC
|Year 8 Academic Tutorial evening.|
Flash bang show
|SHARP Project visit
Celebration assembly - career talk
|Year 9||- European day of languages - exploring career pathways in languages||-STEM - GM Higher Teen Tech event at the University of Manchester.|
- Y9 University of Manchester gateway programme
Y9 - Career talk Y9 – Mohamed Amin – MBE – Former partner at PwC & Co Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester
-Y9 - Radiography Rad Show- exploring career options about Radiography degree
|-Y9 option programme begins|
TECH Taster day at Whalley range -exploring careers in Digital industry
-Y9 Gateway programme visit to the University of Manchester -Build your future
|-Year 9 Academic Tutorial Evening and Year 9 options evening.|
-Careers week - Apprenticeship assembly delivered by The Growth Company
- Inspiring Young Women conference with Manchester Business school
- NHS Healthcare Science and Engineering event event at the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital
- Accenture Girls in STEM event at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.
- The future of STEM - workshops as part of the focus day
-Big Bang - Birmingham NEC
|Oxford University trip||- Work experience assembly - in preparation for next year work experience
STEM - Powering Transformation conference at Manchester Business school
Y9 - My Perfect University Enterprise Challenge
Celebration assembly - career talk
|Year 10||-Y10 Work experience Launch |
- Careers fair,
-European languages day; exploring career pathways in languages
-Y10 University of Manchester Gateway Programme -Exploration Visit
-Round table conference at the Manchester Museum -- Addressing Ethnic inequalities in the GM Labour market.
- Apprenticeship show at Manchester convention
|- Y10 Physics and Engineering workshop with Outreach programme from University of Manchester raising aspirations in STEM subjects|
-Y10 - triple students - Christmas Lecture given by Dr Heather Williams on Rise of the Antimatter Machines.
- lunch time drop in for Work experience
|Year 10 academic tutorial evening; Suzanne Acton from Our Futures present.|
– Home cinema Urdu Language student trip – exploring languages with movie
-Y10 Work experience final assembly by Our Futures
-Young enterprise Dragon Den challenge
|- Y10 Work experience week|
-Careers week - Career talk by Fashion textile designer
- Inspiring Young Women Conference at Manchester Business school.
Manchester united career fair trip
- HE workshop as part of Focus day
-‘SEND Matters: Enriching your lives’ at the Manchester College
-Career talk by Steven Bartlett - CEO Social chain media
-Annual Maths feast competition
- Reflection on work experience as part of Focus day.
|- Career talk - Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell - Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester.|
-Y10 group work and 1:1 career advice by career adviser in preparation for Y11
NHS Science of caring event at MOSI
|- Y10 stepping into the Future assembly
- Y10 Stepping into the Future conference at The University of Manchester - participating in six different workshops delivered by external companies - in preparation of post 16 options
- STEM Exhibition
|Year 11||-European languages day: exploring career pathways in languages.|
-College drop ins: Loreto/Xaverian/Stockport college/Growth company
-‘Making the most of KS4’ evening.
-College application launch and introduction to career advisor
-College application drop ins
- One to one career guidance interviews
- BME Women in Policing event at Hough end centre - all three schools in the Trust event
Y11 Gateway programme at the University of Manchester- Skills for Success Visits
|-College Application drop ins|
-Year 11 Academic Tutorial evening: Suzanne Acton from Our Futures present.
-College Application deadline 11th December.
Y11 -Medical Career talk with Y11 an Occupational Physician and Oncologist sharing their Medical pathway and medical entry requirements for University of Manchester
-Y11 PPE exams
-Y11 Mindfulness workshops every Tuesday
-Y11 Study skills session Wednesday lunch time
|- 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
|-Careers week - career talk by UK Fast|
-lunch time drop in with career adviser
- NCS challenge workshops as part of Focus day.
|NCS challenge - Drop in|
Less stress session before GCSEs
Y11 GSCE begins
-Apprenticeship sessions with targeted students
|All Year Groups||-Apprenticeship workshop by Manchester College & Growth Company Lunchtime drop in.|
Careers in Music therapy - by RNCM
|- lunch time drop in sessions|
Careers in Medicine - University of Manchester
Criminology talk - by Senior Criminologist From University of Salford
Career talk in Media and Technology - by Dr Ali from University of Manchester
|Apprenticeship workshop drop in |
|Careers week: form time activities/assemblies|
lunch time drop ins
BBC Software engineer STEM Ambassador- Career talk in careers in Digital and technology fields
STEM Ambassador - career talk on Engineering
PhD Student in Atmospheric Science
- Tips on medicine and pharmacy from a doctor and pharmacist.
- GM higher information and guidance on FE and HE
- Charity cake sale by Career and STEM Leaders
- Multicultural event
|Apprenticeship session by Damar training|
- British Science week
Race for Life
Great Get Together