Your Careers Lead

All our Brigshaw students are welcome to speak to a member of the Careers Team for impartial careers advice and guidance. You can do this by dropping in to see Mrs Brown to ask for an appointment or call into a drop in session during break, lunchtime or after school.

Through our careers programme we aim to empower our students by providing them with comprehensive information and advice to inspire and raise aspirations for their future world of work. We respond to the needs of each learner and provide them with support to explore all Post 16 and Post 18 learning, training and working pathways.

Throughout the academic year we plan various careers related activities and details of these are promoted on the school website, via the careers newsletter, emailed to parents and students and throughout school.

If you would like to contact Mrs Brown please email

Our careers education programme

Brigshaw offers a careers education programme that prepares students for the next steps in their education, training or employment. The school is committed to ensuring that students gain stimulating and inspiring information about a wide range of career pathways. The programme aims to raise aspirations and broaden horizons, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity. Our Careers Policy can be found here.

Careers Education

Careers education is embedded in the curriculum for Years 7-13. Individual guidance sessions take place with our careers advisers. There are also enrichment activities such as workshops and visits, the Year 10 Work Related Learning Week, Year 12 work experience and our annual Careers Fair which takes place every February. For more information about our careers education programme please follow this link.

Careers information

Brigshaw provides careers information through books, leaflets and other written materials and access to careers software and websites. There is a fully resourced careers resource area in our careers room with a range of books, display materials and articles, magazines, FE and HE related take away information, as well as online packages and careers websites. The resource area is open to all students at lunchtime and to invited groups of students during break, tutor time, PHSE time and after school.

Careers guidance

Our careers advisers target support to students at certain key strategic points during the school year to meet students’ needs (e.g. preparation for GCSE or A Level subjects, or on A-level and GCSE results days to offer advice regarding next steps). All year 11 students receive an individual careers appointment to help them as they make their Post 16 choices. Any other student can request an individual appointment or attend our drop in sessions for support at any time. As well as this, careers advisers are available for parents and students at parents events throughout the year.

Please take a look at all your Post 16 Options by clicking here

How do we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme? The school uses several indicators these include:

  • Student Voice.
  • Impact of guidance questionnaires.
  • Careers advisers reports.
  • Leeds City Council's self-assessment tool.
  • Destination measures and NEET figures.

Provider Access Policy:  Please click here for our Provider Access Policy which explains the opportunities available for all pupils aged 8 and 13 to hear from providers of approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships and how providers can get involved with the school.

Explore different occupations using Careerometer

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.