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Andy Goodwin, Head of Progression. 

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Long Road 2-Year Careers Timeline

In addition to gaining qualifications, we are committed to helping students develop well-informed, realistic career-plans for their future.  To assist students in these endeavours, our Career Programme complies with benchmarks identified by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation (Sir John Holman, 2018), deemed appropriate for the delivery of good careers guidance within a college setting. Click here to learn about our 2-Year Careers Timeline.

Striving to release potential

Long Road Sixth Form College is proud of its successful relationship with a broad range of organisations in the local community, a factor recognised by OFSTED, and praised in the recent attainment of the National Careers Quality Award; click here to find out more.

Careers blog

We  have a careers blog with news of all vacancies, careers events and opportunities for students.

Careers Event focusing on apprenticeship and employment opportunities

We run an annual Careers Apprenticeship event every year and invite companies, organisations and educational institutions to attend. Read about the 2018 event:

Annual Careers Apprenticeship event huge success

Subject-specific careers events

Health and Social Care 2017:

  • Cambridge University Hospitals
  • Papworth Radiography, Cardiac Physiology and Clinical Skills
  • Westminster Homecare
  • ChYpPS (Cambridge Children and Young People’s Participation Service)
  • Branching Out (local charity for people with learning disabilities)

Sport 2017:

  • Anglia Ruskin (degree courses)
  • Krashball
  • The Army
  • Premier Sport
  • Cambridge Regional College (course information)
  • Bidwells with West Suffolk College
  • Physiotherapist
  • GGL Swimming Pool / Lifeguard Management
  • Power to Inspire
  • Elite Leadership Development

Higher Education Fair

All our Year 1 students attend the Higher Education Fair held at Newmarket Races each year.

Visits by universities

Representatives from local and national universities come and hold clinics for students to find out about specific degree courses and HE in general. In 2017 we have hosted visits by:

  • University of Dundee
  • University of Newcastle
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Lincoln
  • De Montfort University
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Sheffield

We also arrange a large number of visits to universities for taster days.

Talks, visits and work experience

We also invite representatives from a huge range of careers to come and talk to our students – and some of these are former students who can either report back on how their related university course or apprenticeship is going or can talk about their experiences in the world of work. Our students make regular visits to universities and places of work to find out more about particular careers, and many courses include a work placement.

Enterprise Activity

BO Mtg #2 croppedThe Long Road Enterprise Group was launched last year and worked with Ely-based charity Branching Out. This year’s group has chosen a different, media-based focus. Students who are taking the Level 4 Foundation in Art & Design, will be collaborating with English A level students to produce a magazine – written by the English students and illustrated by the Art ones. Foundation students will also be working on publications to promote their end-of-course exhibition.


Career Ready

The focus is to ensure that our Applied Science Extended Diploma students are given a wide and varied programme of visits to employers within the STEM sector, developing their awareness of potential career paths, and networking with potential future employers.  Alongside these activities, they also engage with a broad range of masterclasses, delivered by industry specialists, to help build their confidence and employability skills, so that they have a stronger chance of positive progression in the future.

Students have also visited London: Career Ready – the Capital Experience



Form the Future

Form the Future specialise in working with education providers, students and industry, bringing them all together via different means.  In our college, this includes bespoke Careers Events for Health and Social Care students, Sports students, the Apprenticeship Careers Event, and workshops for staff and parents; particularly in relation to keeping everyone informed about developments and opportunities in Apprenticeship provision in the local area.