At Carleton High School we believe that students should be well prepared and well informed in making excellent decisions about their next steps.
We aim to challenge stereotypes, remove barriers and encourage students to consider the full range of careers available both locally and at a national level.
Below is a summary of the careers programme which can be accessed by students, teachers, parents and employers. You will also find the provider access policy along with dates for the next review. We welcome contact from employers who may be able to provide meaningful encounters and support our students by enhancing the well established careers programme. We work closely with the local authority to ensure all of our students are successful in securing appropriate next steps, and as a result have some of the best progression data both locally and nationally. We also collaborate with enterprise advisors from the Leeds City region to share good practice and regularly use the Compass careers analysis tool to further improve the impact of our provision.
Links to our Local Providers
Career Planning Websites
This is a really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do and may assist you in career planning or help you to think in a different direction. It also has great video clips and other careers tools.
There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer, with over 1.3 million employees.
Visit this site to see short videos of lots of people talking about their career, what brought them into it and what their job is really like.
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs.
An apprenticeship is a mixture of being employed to do a real job whilst also studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at college or a training centre.
This is the national site for apprenticeship information and applications. You will need to register an account with them (it is free!).
Labour Market Information
The term 'labour market' is used to refer to the interactions between those in need of labour (employers or buyers), and those who can supply labour (employees or sellers). Very simply, it is supply and demand of jobs. The labour market is in a constant state of change as it responds to the needs of employers, who in to respond to influences in the wider environment.
Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.