The curriculum at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is centred around high quality careers and employment. Students benefit from employer projects and significant contact with employers. As well as employer mentoring events, the UTC also hosts an options event for Post-16 students to see what else is on offer from other education providers in the area.
There are loads of great videos on the National Careers Week website that let you discover careers in different subject areas. Follow this link to watch the videos and find out more: National Careers Week – NCW (ncwtv.co.uk)
At 16 the students will be helped by staff to apply to their choice of sixth form, college or apprenticeship, whether they choose to stay at the UTC or not.
For those that wish to go onto university, students will have a member of staff assigned to fill out their application forms, including writing their personal statement.
For those that wish to go onto an apprenticeship or straight into work, the staff will support their application and help prepare them for interviews. There is also a weekly drop-in for students to find out more about apprenticeships.
In Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, dedicated lesson time is allocated for students to complete applications for their chosen next step.
The careers leader at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is:
Mr K Loftus, Vice Principal firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0114 260 3940
How careers is assessed: We assess against the Gatsby Benchmarks using the Compass Audit Toolkit.
Provider Access Policy
The following websites are useful when you are trying to make choices and decisions about your future:
Y11 students will use UCAS progress to apply for Post-16 at the UTCs, 6th form school or college. There is also a search function where you can find out about all the courses offered.
Students who wish to apply to university will do this through UCAS.
Get in Go Far:
National Apprenticeship Vacancies
Search for apprenticeship vacancies, in Y11 or Y13.
Sheffield Futures Careers
Information and guidance on study and career choices at 16 and 18.
National Careers Service:
Information about different jobs and the qualifications you will need.
Information for parents about student support.
For examples of careers you can go into from studying our specialisms, visit: https://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/olp/career-options/