Advice for working with young people


The Leeds Careers Charter

The Leeds Careers Charter is a commitment by the city to raise the bar on advice, guidance and inspiration about careers for young people.

The charter helps young people by:

  • Highlighting the full range of different jobs and careers available
  • Helping them to develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours they need for work
  • Ensuring a positive transition from education to employment

Start in Leeds

Is the city’s online careers platform which provides information, advice and guidance for students, parents, carers and careers practitioners

The Leeds Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Network

Provides a regular opportunity for careers advisors to meet and share good practice. 

The CEIAG newsletter

Is produced monthly and circulated to over 400 careers practitioners in the city. 

Leeds Employment Hub

If you are working with young people aged 15-24 who are at risk of becoming or are NEET (not in education, employment or training), we can help. We work with young people to help them explore education, employment and training opportunities.

Our Apprenticeship offer to schools and colleges

We deliver awareness sessions, including  attendance at careers events, assemblies and parents’ evenings in order to provide information about apprenticeships to students, teaching staff parents and carers.  During the academic year 2023/24 the team has engaged with 40% of schools and colleges in the city .  

Family Learning Programmes in Schools

Our family learning programmes are for families that may need extra learning at home.

It provides activities, techniques and games to practice with children during the course of a regular day. If you believe there are families you are in contact with that would benefit from our family learning programme.

Business Ambassadors

We have many organisations throughout Leeds who are keen to engage with schools. Please get in touch to let us know if you would like more information and we can arrange an introduction.

Our services

We are constantly working with new education providers, community centres, careers advisors and teachers. Please contact us, if you want us to provide services to your organisation.

Business Engagement - we work very closely with employers in the city who can support careers, employability and world of work activities.   

Events - We deliver a number of careers events during the year. All events are held at the Leeds first direct arena:  

  • Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair  

  • SEND “Next Choices – Getting ready for adult life”  

  • The Leeds Digital Careers Festival 

  • The Leeds Creative Skills Festival