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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..

Key contacts:

  • Year Leaders – first contact for arranging careers guidance interviews
  • Miss H Evans – Careers Lead – oversees and organises the career provision from year 7-13
  • Mrs J Sidebottom – maintains college links, supports apprenticeship and college applications for year 11.
  • Miss I Bragg - Sixth Form Pastoral and Careers Co-Ordinator

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 2022-23

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.

Careers and Employability Plan 2022-2023

Contact Information

Miss H Evans
Careers Lead
0113 255 8277

Miss Isabelle Bragg
Sixth Form Pastoral and Careers Co-Ordinator
0113 255 8277


Pudsey Grammar School Provider Access Policy

Careers Policy 2022-23

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.