Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Harris Lowe Academy Willesden is committed to high quality careers, employability, information advice and guidance (CEIAG), to support the comprehensive and wide range of our students.
Our Careers Events Calendar has all the latest careers events at Harris Lowe Academy Willesden.
We use the internationally-recognised eight Gatsby Benchmarks to develop a careers programme that increases opportunities for students to access everything from experiences of the workplace and personal guidance with a careers adviser, to engagement with employers, colleges, training providers and universities.
The drop down sections below contain a wide range of information for pupils, parents and other key stakeholders.
Policies: our Careers, Employability, Information, Advice and Guidance - Statement of Intent and Provider Access Policy can both be downloaded from our Teaching and Learning page.
- Our Careers Leader is Rachel Belfield who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our Careers Coordinator is Marie Kenny email@example.com.
- Our Careers Advisor is Helen Lewis.
All can be contacted by phone on 0208 838 8745.
Careers Events Calendar 2023-24
A Guide for Parents: Steering your teenager toward a job and career
Guides to Apprenticeships
Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting one - https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices
Unifrog - Year 7 to Year 13
The Complete destinations platform. Explore every opportunity. Apply Successfully.
Download a letter to parents about Unifrog (from November 2022).
A new website has been launched to find out more about T Levels. T Levels are a brand new, two-year qualification created by government to deliver world class technical education.
Watch T-Levels - the next level qualification
Labour Market Information (LMI)
Keeping up to date with labour market information (LMI) is important for anyone making careers-related decisions about their future. You should be aware of:
- What opportunities are out there for you
- What the future trends are likely to be in different sectors
- What qualifications and skills you will need
- How you need to prepare yourself to compete for jobs in some sectors
Linking subjects to careers
FREE careers guides for parents and carers
What can you expect from the parents' guides?
This year’s Parents University and Apprenticeship Guides will be the third edition and have been designed to help parents support their children in making informed decisions about their future and developing skills to help them succeed.
Parents will benefit from content on topics including:
- Introduction to apprenticeships and sectors
- How to find the right apprenticeship
- Pathways into work, including T-levels, apprenticeships and university
- How you can support your child in deciding if an apprenticeship is right for them
- Apprenticeships vs. university
- Degree apprenticeships
- Opportunities available across 15 different sectors
- PLUS interviews and guest content from a diverse range of organisations including National Audit Office, Bristows LLP, Royal Horticultural Society, Morgan Stanley, British Horseracing Authority
- How to apply to university and a guide to UCAS
- Personal statements and how to stand out from the crowd
- Student finance
- Alternatives to going to university
- Placement years at university
- Pros and cons of going to university
- PLUS interviews and guest content from universities including Reading University, Liverpool University, Bournemouth University, South Wales University and Exeter University.
Bonus STEM Guide
This year’s guide explores 10 different STEM subjects to help young people to understand more about careers in the field along with profiles on how each subject can help tackle an environmental challenge. This comprehensive guide has been designed to showcase just how creative, exciting and rewarding a career in STEM can be.