Queen Elizabeth School

QES Careers

Welcome to QES Careers.

At QES we are committed to ensuring that all our students in years 7 to 13 have high quality impartial careers advice on a range of opportunities, and that they progress onto appropriate courses or employment when students leave school.

We support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent advice and guidance about the range of options that are most likely to help them to achieve their goals. We believe that giving students the best careers education and guidance is vital to improving their motivation to learn and help them to achieve.

QES are also extremely fortunate to have the support from many local businesses. This support is engrained into the careers programme offered to students and we encourage all students, where possible, to engage and utilise our strong support partnerships with local employers.

Further information for parents can be requested via email from the Careers Team at careers@qes.org.uk

Key Documents

LLT Careers Strategy 2020-2025

The purpose of the Careers Strategy is to outline the provision and direction of careers education, information, advice and guidance in the Lunesdale Learning Trust, which incorporates QES and QEStudio.

Provider Access Policy

This policy statement sets out the Lunesdale Learning Trust’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at QES & QEStudio for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

Careers Programme

QES careers programme is a dynamic document which changes as new opportunities arise to provide our students with the best possible career’s information and advice. We may add or alter the programme as the academic year develops, but our aims for each year group remain the same.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to adapt our programme to a virtual format and details of the changes made can be found in the programme document.


We aim to provide a quality careers guidance programme that can be reflected in higher numbers of our students progressing to ‘positive and sustained’ destinations. We are committed to setting students on a path that will secure them the best outcome.

Please see document below for further details and information about destinations of Year 11 and Year 13 students.

LLT Careers - CDI Career Development Framework

Please see the document below for details of how the LLT Careers Programme relates to the CDI Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education Framework’s 17 areas of learning.


We host a range of regular events across the year at QES, from Further and Higher Education Fairs, Apprenticeship Evening to ‘Working Lunches’ and Mock Interviews, the aim is to expose students to a diverse range of careers focused people from different backgrounds, business and organisations.

Events Include:

National Careers Week
6th - 10th March 2023
Work Ready Day
20th - 20th June 2023
Mock Interviews
22nd - 22nd June 2023
Work Experience
10th - 14th July 2023
Year 7 Working with Parents Day
14th - 14th July 2023
Careers Talks & Assemblies

Advice & Guidance

At QES we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7–13.

CEIAG is an essential part of the support we offer to students at QES. Effective careers support can help to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life; it can help them to make decisions and manage transitions.

Please see links below for further advice & guidance

Work Experience

All Year 10 students complete one weeks of work experience to develop insight into the day-to-day role of an employee in an organisation, building on skills learned in the classroom, during work ready day and seeing the application of those skills in real life situations.

Information for parents to support students through the Work Experience process can be found in the Parent Information Booklet.