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Careers Information and Guidance

Ambition is one of our core values and this is reflected in the advice we give to students where we encourage them to aim high in their career aspirations. Our careers guidance provides students with all of the skills, advice and information they need to make an informed choice about the future pathways they can choose to follow. Our careers provision is led by Mrs Evans.

We ensure that students are well-informed when making subject and career decisions and have access to independent, impartial advice. We want students to have high aspirations, self-belief, and a can-do attitude that will enable them to grasp opportunities, seek broad experiences and to have wide horizons. As a result our programmes provide access to a range of activities that inspire students, including employer talks, careers fairs, motivational speakers, colleges and university visits and high quality work experience placements. One key strategy we have is that all of our Year 10 students have an individual mock interview with external employers and university providers.

Additionally, our team support students to find relevant work experience to enhance their understanding of careers and interests, and add value to their UCAS and employment applications. Specialist trained staff help students seek and secure apprenticeships and complete college applications.

If you feel you could help with our careers programme in terms of opportunities such as work experience, or by speaking to our young people about your sector and experiences, please do not hesitate to get in touch..

Careers Statement

Here at Pudsey Grammar School, our careers programme provides students with a range of exciting experiences that are designed to fit the needs of all of our students.

We have a broad variety of careers events on offer each academic year to provide our students with a range of high-quality experiences alongside the delivery of good quality information, advice and guidance from a qualified careers advisor. Here is a sample of some of the careers related opportunities students can experience here at Pudsey Grammar School.

  • Annual Careers Fair - KS3 /KS4 / KS5
  • Workplace Visits - KS3 / KS4
  • Guest Speakers - KS3 / KS4 / KS5
  • Employability Workshops - KS3 / KS4
  • Mock Interviews - KS4
  • Work Experience - KS5
  • Careers Advice & Guidance - KS4 / KS5


Key contacts:

  • Year Leaders, please contact your child's Year Leader should you wish to enquire about careers guidance interviews.     Our Year 11 leader is Mrs Sarah Swithenbank and our P16 leader is Ms Kiran Nota.
  • Miss Ella Kenny, Careers and Enrichment Lead who oversees and organises career provision from Year 7-13.
  • Mrs J Sidebottom, works to maintain college links, ensuring students are in full time education, work or training to 18 years. This supports school places, apprenticeships and college applications.
  • Miss Nia Robinson, Post 16 Administrator, supporting sixth form pastoral and careers teams.
  • Mrs Amy Burgum, Assistant Headteacher who leads on student's personal development.

Our Careers Policy can be viewed below.  The Policy includes information on our careers programme and provider access for organisations looking to engage with our school.

Careers Policy 2023-24

The Pudsey Grammar School CIAG & Employability Plan can be viewed below. The plan identifies how we are reaching The Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.  Schools and Colleges should meet the standards by 2020.

Contact Information

Miss Ella Kenny
Careers Lead
0113 255 8277

Miss Nia Robinson
Supporting sixth form pastoral and careers teams.
0113 255 8277


Pudsey Grammar School Provider Access Policy

Useful Information/Links


A Parent’s guide to Apprenticeships

Search/Apply for Apprenticeships

If you are 13-25, Leeds Pathways is your guide to discovering the range of exciting education, career and training options available to you in Leeds.

National Career Service

T Levels - A student guide to T Levels

The school reviews the information on our careers webpages annually.