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Gateway offers a high quality learning experience using first-class facilities and provides genuine added value.

Careers & Progression

    Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

    The Careers Service at Gateway College works to prepare students for their next steps for positive progression. The service offers tailored 1:1 advice to all students to assist them in making important decisions and opportunities to access university taster days, apprenticeships and employers.
    Throughout the academic year there are events taking place to help students make choices and provide information at key decision-making points. These include National Careers Week with access to employers and apprenticeship providers, the Higher Education Fair and sessions to prepare students for apprenticeships. This includes an event where students are given access to apprenticeship vacancies that they can apply for.

    The College has a full careers library with relevant up to date information to support students as well as excellent local and national links to universities and employers.

    The College is committed to providing an impartial advice service to students to ensure that they are provided with the correct information to allow them to positively progress.

    Click HERE to read the Gateway College Provider Access Policy.
    Click HERE to read the latest Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) World of Work report.

    Contact Gateway College staff for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance:
    Amy Spencer Careers Lead on
    Careers General Information on

    Gateway College Alumni Network

    Are you a former Gateway College student?
    If you are a former Gateway student, join our growing alumni family by clicking the link below.

    You will:
    • receive regular newsletters and college magazines
    • be invited to events and Open Days
    • be invited to share your experiences since leaving with current students related to your education and career journey
    • be invited to take part in case studies, publicity and promotional activities
    • be invited to offer mentoring and work placements to current students

    Gateway College past and present

    Over the last 91 years, Gateway has welcomed hundreds of young people through its doors, transforming lives and creating meaningful life opportunities through education, support and aspirational experiences.

    Gateway Sixth Form College, as it is now known, originally opened in 1928 as a boys’ grammar/technical school and became a Sixth Form College in 1976, welcoming girls to join.

    Originally sited in the centre of Leicester City, the College outgrew its surroundings and in August 2009 moved to its current purpose built, 12-acre site, situated 3 miles northeast of the city. This has enabled the College to expand its capacity and extend the facilities and curriculum it can offer to 16-19 year olds across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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    Information for Universities, Colleges, Apprenticeship Providers and Employers

    If you are a university, college, apprenticeship provider or employer and would like to work in partnership with Gateway College in a Careers or Work Experience capacity then please get in touch with us. We are always keen to expand our working partnership network and give students access to various routes of progression and information about their next steps and work experience opportunities. A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into college to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. Please see the highlighted events on our CEIAG Programme.

    For Careers and Progression please contact
    For Work Experience opportunities please contact Viddhi Devani, Work Experience Co-ordinator on

    Useful Links

    Careers Information

    National Careers Service - Provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions about their education, training and employment opportunities.

    Leicester Employment Hub - Work directly with employers and job seekers

    Careers and Enterprise Company - Brokers links between employers, schools and colleges in order to ensure that young people aged 12-18 get the inspiration and guidance they need for success

    LMI for All - An online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions

    Higher Education

    UCAS - Online platform to search all university courses

    Student Finance England - For all the information about student finance for students and parents

    Which?University - Information on what to study, where to go, and how to get there

    Unistats - Compares course data from different universities and colleges


    Find an Apprenticeship - Search and apply for live apprenticeship vacancies

    Hub100 - Apprenticeship recruitment events in Leicester

    A Guide to Apprenticeships - A guide to apprenticeships by the National Apprenticeship Service

    A-Z Apprenticeships - A full list of all the apprenticeships currently on offer

    Degree Level Apprenticeships - Find out all about degree level apprenticeships as an alternative route

    Current listing of Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

    Information for Parents regarding Apprenticeships

    Useful Video Links

    UCAS and Student Finance - Over 30 videos for higher education including information on applying, personal statements and student finance

    Apprenticeships Explained - Information on what apprenticeships are, what you need and how to apply

    Gateway College Careers Advice Calendar

    Year 1

    Autumn Term - College Induction
    Understanding how the Careers Service supports students
    LEAP sign up
    Employer Workshop – employer supported
    NCS Wave Recruitment
    Subject Specific University Lectures
    CV Writing and employability Workshops – university and employer supported

    Spring Term
    Employer Workshop - employer supported
    Applying to Selective Universities Presentation
    Visit to University of Oxford
    Subject Specific University Lectures
    CV Writing and employability Workshops – university and employer supported
    Preparing for Progression Fairs Presentation Annual Progression Fair – university and FE supported
    National Careers Week - employer supported

    Summer Term
    University Experience Days
    Choosing the Right Course at the Right University presentation
    Personal Statement Support
    Registering for UCAS
    Applying for Medicine Workshop
    CV Writing and employability Workshops – university and employer supported

    Year 2

    Autumn Term
    Support to make decisions between HE and apprenticeships
    Personal Statement Surgeries university led
    Support with UCAS decisions
    Subject Specific University Lectures
    CV Writing and employability Workshops – university and employer supported

    Spring Term
    Employer Workshop – employer supported
    Subject Specific University Lecture
    UCAS What Next Presentation
    National Careers Week - employer supported
    Apprenticeship information session and 1-2-1 appointments
    Student Finance information session
    CV Writing and employability Workshops – university and employer supported

    Summer Term
    Support for apprenticeship applications
    Support for employment applications
    CV Writing and employability Workshops – university and employer supported
    Mock interviews – employer led
    HUB 100 Event
    UCAS support for results, adjustment and clearing

    Updated 20.05.19