Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our college. We aim to support the aspirations of all our students and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education, information and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
The Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) team at Sir Jonathan North aims to give students a wide range of experiences and opportunities that will equip them for further study and the world of work.
As a school we are always keen to extend the employer engagement opportunities we offer our students. We are aware of the rapidly-changing labour market, and are keen to ensure our students are equipped with the right skills and information in order to compete effectively with their peers in the future. Our school is an all-girls school of 1250 students, whose diversity, both ethnically and socio-economically, reflects the make-up of Leicester itself. Students leave here aged 16 to continue their studies at one of the many 6th form colleges in the area, or begin an apprenticeship.
Student aspirations have traditionally included medicine, veterinary medicine, accounting, business, hair and beauty and social care. However, we recognise the need for girls to engage with a variety of sectors, and be made aware of opportunities and growth areas as technological advances create new jobs and make others obsolete.
The CEIAG team would like to welcome any local employers into college to speak to students about specific industry sectors, local employment, employment skills, and training opportunities. This could be in the form of an assembly, lunchtime talk or by participating in our online events.
To support our students in successfully shaping their future, we want to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions and aspirational choices.
All Year 11 students will be contacted during the Autumn Term for a one-to-one career appointment in school. We also offer weekly drop-in sessions for students from all year groups.
On this page we have selected some really useful websites to help you research your career ideas and help you to plan your next steps.
SJNGC benefits from having a working partnership with Connexions advisor Suzanne Betts-Sanders who delivers a one-to-one service to all our Y11 students. She also works alongside the Advice, Guidance and Progress team to provide a range of services to all our students across the College.
The College offers a range of information, advice and guidance to help students make well-informed and realistic decisions about their future.
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers and employers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.
Information on our careers programme of study - tutor time topics, key whole school events.
Find out more about our pupil destination after leaving Sir Jonathan North College.