Lancaster Royal
Grammar School


Careers Education and Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

LRGS aims through its CEIAG to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage pupils to consider a wide range of careers.

Careers Education:

Includes a range of activities which develop individuals’ knowledge, understanding and experiences of opportunities in education, training and employment and the skills necessary to make informed decisions through structured discrete careers lessons. Through careers education it is hoped that pupils will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and intelligence. In particular we intend our pupils to: 
 * Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities. 
 * Through self development, use their self-knowledge when thinking about and making choices both with regards to further/higher education and employment.
 * Develop career management and independent research skills to enable pupils to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

IAG is delivered through a range of interventions including group sessions, one to one guidance interviews and external visits to employers or education providers. The role of Impartial Information Advice and Guidance delivered in LRGS is to give each student the opportunity to gain face to face IAG to meet their individual needs. Pupils have access to impartial information and advice on a broad range of options to include apprenticeships, entrepreneurialism and vocational routes alongside A-levels and university, to support informed decisions at key transition points. 

Carol Hope is an experienced, independent Careers Adviser who delivers careers support to LRGS pupils over two days each week.

Mrs Hope offers face-to-face guidance to all Year 11 pupils and to the Sixth Form at key times, or upon request. She has developed a clear framework of careers education and a bespoke package of careers lessons to be delivered to Years 10 and 11. 

She is working to ensure that every pupil is stretched and able to realise his potential, giving information on the range of education and training opportunities, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

To book an appointment to see Mrs Hope, pupils should contact Mrs Gibbon in Wyresdale House.  Mrs Hope is available on Thursday and Friday 9am – 3.30pm.

Dr Shorna Pal is an Enterprise Advisor and is supporting students to be happy and healthy world citizens contributing professionally to a spectrum of careers from engineering to animation to research. Shorna’s core professional experience is in programme management. She has managed programmes for public, private and not-for-profit organisations, including North West Aerospace Alliance, Department for Work and Pensions and World Armsport Federation, and across different countries including the UK, India, Sweden, Singapore and Hong Kong.

LRGS host a Careers Fair offering pupils from Year 9 and upwards the opportunity to meet with Higher Education Institutions and employers to gather facts on all progression routes, entry requirements and trends in the current labour market.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form tutors and staff also advise and guide Sixth Form students through UCAS applications, including course and university choice, and voluntary work experience. More about Sixth Form.

National Careers Week 2024

BBC Bitesize are providing lots of resources here for National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Lancashire Careers Hub Website has a dedicated NAW page with links to local and national resources, this will be updated as we hear of activity so it’s worth a bookmark  : National Apprenticeship Week 2024 – Lancashire Careers Hub

NAW Webpage:

National Apprenticeship Site:

The Big Assembly:

New Gov Skills for Careers website:

Amazing Apprentices Short Videos.

Apprenticeship recruitment: The Springfields Apprenticeship 2024 training programme is officially OPEN.
Whether you’re passionate about engineering, technology or other disciplines, this is the opportunity for you.
Keep an eye out for potential updates on additional disciplines Springfields might be recruiting for!
Attention UK applicants: The application system has a bit of an American bias. Fear not! They’ve got you covered. Align your form with UK grades, they will be willing to help if clarification is needed.


Parents Guide to Apprenticeships

The Parent Perspective Podcast - “The Parent Perspective” is an exciting podcast series for parents and carers, helping them to support their children with careers advice and guidance. 

Another helpful web resource to support families with options decisions here.

Here is a selection of external websites that are useful for researching careers and employers.  

Twenty Ways to Stand Out to Employers After Graduation
Speakers for School and the Stream Inspiration Channel
InvestIn - and the Dear InvestIN podcast 
Step into the NHS
RAF Recruitment
Lancashire Executive Forum
Amazing Apprenticeships
Lancashire Careers Hub
.Gov apprenticeships
National Careers Service
Plan it Plus
Careers advice for parents
Tomorrow's Engineers
Cyber Security roles
Beginners Guide to Law
Green jobs
BBC Careers
Medic Portal