Luminate Education Group

Careers Pathway Officer (Apprenticeships) (LCC2928)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£24,640 with progression to £26,098 per annum
15 Sep 2021
28 Sep 2021
Job Function
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Full Time

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Careers Pathways Officer (Apprenticeships), providing impartial information, advice and guidance for students, and developing resources and leading cross-college and external projects focused on promoting progression to apprenticeships.


The Careers, Work Experience & Progression team works across college to help prepare students for their next steps, through activities such as coordinating work experience placements, carrying out careers guidance interviews, and supporting curriculum departments with the delivery of careers education.


  • Provide one-to-one careers information, advice and guidance to students Deliver curriculum based group work and targeted interventions focused on progression to apprenticeships
  • Develop and apply knowledge of Career and Labour Market Intelligence to meet student and staff needs, particularly with reference to apprenticeships
  • Work with Careers, Work Experience & Progression colleagues to develop, curate and disseminate apprenticeship focused CEIAG resources
  • Lead the organisation and delivery of apprenticeship focused careers events and activities, and maintain relationships with external organisations which can facilitate the promotion of apprenticeships


  • Level 4 qualification in Careers Guidance or commitment to obtain
  • Experience of delivering information, advice and guidance in an education setting
  • Knowledge of intermediate, advanced and degree/higher apprenticeship opportunities (locally and nationally), application processes, and progression routes into these apprenticeships
  • Knowledge of careers education, employability, post 16 study programme, Gatsby Benchmarks and the National Careers Strategy
  • Able to develop effective relationships with young people, college staff and external partners
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team


For more information about the role please contact:

Harriet Pickering

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 


Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension schemes with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to this vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here: 

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.  

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021. 

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens. 


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread. 

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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