Careers (CEIAG)

Welcome to our Careers page

Here you’ll find information regarding the world of work and careers,

Promoting careers development is an essential part of our education at The Roundhill Academy. We ensure that lessons have careers information and that students have the understanding, skills and exposure to make the right career choices for them. This not only benefits the students wellbeing but raises their aspirations and ensures that when they leave us they are ready to contribute to the wider community, society and economy.

This page is constantly updated and reviewed annually. Our next review is Autumn 2022, please check back regularly for more information.

Careers Lead

Mrs Laura Kyle

0116 2693896

Online sessions & guides

Amazing Apprenticeships hosting free sessions for Parents & Carers. If you’d like to find out more or book a session please click HERE


To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Amazing Apprenticeships hosted an exclusive webinar in partnership with the RAF to help to inspire the next generation of females about the incredible opportunities available to them through the RAF. More here

What is virtual work experience?


Virtual work experience, also referred to as online, remote or digital, provides young people with the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace, develop their skills, boost their employability and explore new industries and job roles. More here

In April we have co-hosted events with a current Apprentice working as an electrician, Wilmot Dixon, JCB, four current Apprentices from a variety of backgrounds and West Midlands Police. Please register early as the ticket sales will close a day before the event, these events are free, and a member of the ASK team will send out a calendar invite using Microsoft Team’s for each webinar a day before (there is no need to go back to Eventbrite page as this is for registrations only) Online Workpays Events | Eventbrite

If you live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and will be aged between 13 to 17 years old by 31 August 2021, you can apply to be a Leicestershire Police Cadet.
All Leicestershire Police cadets have the potential to become future police officers, PCSOs or police staff. The cadet programme is our way of enhancing your skills, knowledge and confidence to help you excel at whatever you choose to do in the future.
We welcome cadets from any background, social group, gender, ethnicity, ability / disability and whether you have an interest in the police or not. We welcome young people who may have previously been in trouble with the police or may feel some disconnection with their peers and community.

Click here to find out more


We’re proud to be one of The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women, and we are excited to be hosting a virtual event to give the next generation of female soldiers the opportunity to ask about life in the Army.

As a female soldier in the Army, you can expect the same opportunities as your male comrades. You’ll get full Basic Training which will give you the qualifications you need to succeed. So you can learn new skills, take on challenges, and build bonds that last a lifetime.

You can expect transparent pay scales. Respect. Resources. And opportunities to progress. And, as you build a career you’re proud of, you’ll also play your part in showing society what equality should look like.

Interested in learning more? Join us at our virtual event on Thursday 10th June at 1:30pm. Hosted by women, for women. It’s your chance to get the real story from real serving soldiers.

Register your interest here and we will send you a reminder before the event:


Our school library has a dedicated area for Careers. There are prospectuses in there from every college in the area and many from universities from up and down the country. There is an apprenticeship guide and some books focusing on different careers and what a day in their life looks like.


Below we have a vast array of resources to help when making choices about the future.

These have been split into sections for students and staff

Here you’ll find a selection of resources to support you with embedding careers within the curriculum. For more support email:

What Are The Gatsby Benchmarks Powerpoint to highlight what each of the Gatsby Benchmarks are

Useful Contacts For Careers In Subjects

The Roundhill Academy Benchmarks TRA  How the TRA are meeting each of the desired benchmarks

PD And Careers Learning Journey UPDATED  Overview of PD & Careers linking from Year 7-11

Impact Of Careers Guidance On Wellbeing

Careers In The Curriculum What Works Well

Icould – Videos of people in different careers

Unifrog – Subjects guides for Curriculum Leaders

LLEP  – Informational resources for Educational Professionals

Resources to meet Gatsby Benchmark 4 

A5 WOW Flyer Final

WOW Letter Final


To ensure all young people who enter The Roundhill Academy are given sound careers and enterprise information, and advice and guidance to improve life and work chances.  The young people will be exposed to different sectors of education, occupations, career opportunities and labour market information.


To give Careers Education, Enterprise Information and Advice and Guidance to all young people at The Roundhill Academy from Year 7 through to Year 11.

Overriding Objectives

  • To provide a stable careers programme from Year 7 through to Year 11
  • To have access to Labour Market Information to inform their own decisions about their future pathway
  • To ensure the individual needs of each child are addressed through action plans
  • To make explicit within a curriculum area the skills and careers related to that subject
  • To provide encounters with employers and employees
  • To have at least one experience of a work place environment
  • To give personal guidance to each young person through an individual interview on at least one occasion
  • To ensure every young person leaving The Roundhill Academy gains a place in education and/or training

For further details about out Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) please see our CEAIG Strategy Plan by clicking below

Careers Leader

For further information about the Careers Programme at The Roundhill Academy contact Laura Kyle on 0116 269 3896 or

Careers Update – Year 10 Students (July 2020)

The DfE have released this video to help you and your son/daughter decide which route to take after Year 11.

We are encouraging Year 10 students and their Parents to watch the video, and discuss the options available so that students can feel a bit more confident about their choices next year. If you have any queries please get in touch with the Careers Lead, Laura Kyle by emailing:

Post 16 Destinations (Cohort 2019 – 2020):

Full time education – 90.73%

Full time employment, including apprenticeships – 5.96%

Part time learning or employment – 1.99%

Other – 1.32%

Local businesses and employers are regularly looking to recruit young people for apprenticeships.

For apprenticeship events, information and to book yourself onto any of the events can be found here –

Any adverts we receive about apprenticeship vacancies will be uploaded to this page.

Over 100 vacancies to interview for, you can view them at

Check out for information about apprenticeships

Volunteer Police Cadet Recruitment Pack

Volunteer Police Cadet Recruitment Presentation

Mercedes Apprenticeship Program Flyer

Caterpiller Desford Apprenticeship Opportunities

Rate my Apprenticeship – Up to date website offering role across the country in all sectors. Updated daily

At The Roundhill Academy we are keen to give our young people the opportunity to engage with employers and employees in a practical way.

If you are a business and can offer us any support by providing our young people with an insight into your industry please Email: with the following information:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Contact Number
  • What you can offer. e.g. Careers Talk, Careers Workshop or Other Opportunities (Please specify)

Download Business Community Form here

Provider Access Policy

At The Roundhill Academy you can expect to receive the following:
Year 7
  • Introducing careers – what does it mean to me?
  • Identifying their dreams and goals and recognising that they may change over time
  • Identifying some of the skills that may benefit their future employment
  • Drawing on their setbacks and mistakes to make appropriate changes to plans
  • Explain the importance of responsible choices to enable moving towards their dreams and goals
  • Take part in a careers event linked to local employers
  • Take part in ‘Take your child to work day’

Year 8
  • Identifying some long-term goals and how to achieve them and how medium- and short-term goals can help
  • Identifying careers of interest, the skills they need to develop and how they can be linked to their goals
  • Understand the choices that they make now can affect their future
  • Money matters – Investigate how to manage your money in the world of work
  • Experience an Enterprise Day to set up their own mock company

Year 9
  • Identifying their personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Produce a SMART plan and how to apply it to their life and learning
  • Undertake a 1:1 careers interview with an external Level 6 careers advisor
  • Experience contact with a number of employers by taking part in a Speed Networking Event

Year 10
  • Attend a taster day at a local college and sixth form
  • Prepare for and take part in a mock interview with an actual employer
  • Money matters – understanding budgeting
  • Undertake a week of work experience in an industry that they are interested in
  • Identifying goals that are realistic and unrealistic in the world of work

Year 11
  • Attend a careers fair to identify possible destinations
  • An introduction to applying for post 16 courses
  • Writing a perfect personal statement
  • Money matters – identifying financial goals and whether they are realistic in the short or longer term
  • Money matters – discussing budgeting and consequences of debt
  • Stating the skills and attributes that they hold or need to develop to achieve their financial goals
  • Identifying their dream job
  • Explain why their skill set may have to change as their careers develop
  • Identifying potential barriers to their dreams and goals and identify contingency plans

The Roundhill Academy welcomes feedback from parents, students, staff and employers. If you have any suggestions then please contact Laura Kyle (Careers Lead) on 0116 2693896 or

When we receive information about open days and other events we will update this page to support you in choosing your career pathway.

Year 10 Careers Letter

Year 7, 8 & 9 Careers Letter


Possible Pathways:

All young people in the UK must stay in some form of education or training until 18.  Post 16 options are that a young person must be in full-time education (e.g at a school or college), an apprenticeship, or part-time education training – as well as being employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.


Apprenticeships allow you to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroomlearning. You will be employed to do a job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or a training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship you will hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career.

To find out about the different apprenticeships and post 16 options available and how to apply click here: or

Pre 16 University Guide

This is a booklet about university aimed at pre 16 students. This guide explains the keywords linked to university and other useful points.

Pre-16 University Guide


Find out about all the different types of apprenticeship available here and how to apply.

Parent Pack July 2021

Guide to apprenticeships (Learners)

How to write a winning application


NCS exists to engage, unite and empower young people, building their confidence so they can go out there and achieve their dreams, no matter where they’re from or what their background is. From the life skills they develop to the friends they make, our ambition is clear – we want to give teenagers an opportunity to unleash their potential, to build their self-belief and get them prepped for life after school.

NHS Jobs

Look here to find a huge amount of information regarding one of the largest employers in the UK, the NHS. The National Health Service offers a huge range of exciting and challenging opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference. With more than 300 different careers on offer, there is a job for you no matter what your interests, skills or qualifications. – Explore the different roles. – Apply for an apprenticeship or job in the NHS



Find out about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today, there is bound to be something for everyone.



Need some ideas for the future? Some inspiration on what kind of career might be right for you? Just want to find out what’s out there? icould can help you discover what you could do and how you could get there.
National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Have a look here if you are a disabled young person who wants information about the various options and choices in education, training, volunteering and work post sixteen.


Life Skills

Barclays Life Skills Website


T Levels

These are new vocational courses equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels. They contain a mixture of classroom learning, placement-based learning and examinations. More information about T Levels can be found here:

Future of Work Guide 2021

Mypath Careers

Stem Guides

Parent & Student Guides

We work with LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership) and we are developing our links with the Enterprise Advisor Network to inform young people at The Roundhill Academy about the world of work and the local labour market.

Leicester and Leicestershire have strong national and global connections offering a variety of thriving industries in sectors such as advanced manufacturing and engineering, professional services, business and finance, food and drink manufacturing, creative industries and textiles.  It also has a thriving tourism and hospitality sector as well as a growing space industry.  Many large businesses have a base in the area such as IBM, Amazon, Next, Santander and 3M to name a few, generating fabulous career opportunities.
With approximately a 1 million population, Leicester and Leicestershire have an economy worth £23 billion, which is the largest in the East Midlands.  It has 17,430 skilled graduates entering into the workforce each year and with nearly 500,000 jobs and 42,000 registered businesses, this area is a great place to start and develop a career.
Click here to find out more information about the job sectors in Leicester and Leicestershire.

A guide to the local labour market –

Click Here to view

Enhance students’ knowledge about the local area and employment opportunites via this link:

LLEP World of Work Guide 2020


Job of the Week

Each week we will be featuring a Job of the Week, giving you an opportunity to learn a little more about the world of work

For all Jobs of the week videos please click here

Employability Skills

Interview support