Ms McDowall, our impartial Careers Advisor.
Careers Education is an integral part of Personal, Social and Health Education and tutor periods. Lilian Baylis Technology School has its own dedicated Careers Advisor and provides careers education and opportunities for all students. The programme includes:
- Y7: A number of assemblies which help students to start thinking about their future including what qualifications are needed for which careers, the importance of certain core subjects and thinking about university
- Y8 and 9: Students are supported in choosing their option subjects so they complement any career they might choose to follow in the future.
- Y9/10/11/12/13: Careers talks, careers interviews and a careers fair.
- Y11/12/13: Students are supported in applying for apprenticeships, places at 6th form and university as well as visiting local colleges, universities and work places. In addition all Y12 and Y13 may have a work based mentor in a career they wish to follow.
- All years: A number of business immersion events when students work in teams to solve real problems set by companies. This means that our students realise what is expected of them when they start work and what they should aim for.
- A half termly careers stall outside the canteen where students can come for advice and information
Work experience is compulsory for all students in Year 11. The programme is arranged in partnership with leading employers and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and involves placements in a variety of workplaces throughout Lambeth and the City of London.
In 2006, 2010 and 2014 the school’s excellent work in providing a first class careers education to all students was recognised by receiving the prestigious Investors in Careers mark. In the report the assessor stated ‘the panel of Investors in Careers is particularly impressed with the range of work related activities the school offers students, including work experience and extra-curricular activities; the variety of university visits; and the strong links with the business community, including the 'Adopt a Student' scheme run in LBTS6’.
Applying to University
Starting a Career