Welcome to English Martyrs’ Catholic School Careers Page

Our aim is that every pupil, parent or carer has access to good quality careers information, future study options and labour market opportunities. Students will have access to a careers advisor trained to an appropriate level available whenever significant study or career choices are being made.

An overview of the Careers Education Programme for KS3 and KS4 can be found by clicking here.

Below you will find links to resources and other important information and guidance.

English Martyrs’ School – Provider Access Policy

English Martyrs’ School – How we Assess Impact

Explore our careers resources

Mr J. James, Careers Leader

T: 0116 242 8880

E: office@englishmartyrs.org 

Meet our alumni

In this section you will get to hear about some of our fantastic former students.  We will share their journey into the world of work or their next steps in education or training.  We are very proud of our alumni and that many give time to come back and talk to our students.

Are you a former student from our school?  We’d love to hear your story and perhaps feature you on our website or invite you to call back to our school and talk about your career pathway.  There are lots of ways to do this but have a look at our Employer Area for some ideas and do get in touch!

Leicestershire’s Labour Market

We think Leicester and Leicestershire is an amazing place to live and work.   As one of the most vibrant areas in the East Midlands there is a lot to shout about.  In this section we will start to share information about different industry sectors, careers pathways, types of jobs and lots more for both parents/carers and students.

Quick fact… did you know in Leicester and Leicestershire over 99% of local businesses are micro (0-9 staff), small (10-49 staff) or medium enterprises (who employ 50 to 249 staff).  If that sounds interesting, you could visit the World of Work website which has much more information on the local labour market with easy-to-read facts and figures.

We run lots of inspirational events for our students

From year 7 onwards students get lots of opportunities to think about what their next best steps will be.  As part of this we will be shining a spotlight on events we put on with guest speakers from the world of work and education.  We will share the impact this can have on helping our students think about their futures and what has inspired their careers education journey so far.

Post 16 Education

In Year 11 all students will need to think about what they want to do after their GCSEs. They must consider if they want to continue in full time education (A Levels or college courses), apply for an apprenticeship or look for work and training. Starting at the end of year 10 students will be given support to help them make informed decisions.


All of our year 11 students will be given a username and password for a website called PS16 (Positive Steps @ 16).

PS16 allows students to search and apply for college courses, all in one place. The website is used by most schools and colleges in the county and beyond.

Students can use the website at school or at home and can search for college courses that interest them, using their most likely GCSE grades to help them choose the right course. When logged in, students can add courses to their favourites, add their personal details and complete a personal statement. Once all sections of the form have been completed, students can then submit their application.

All students will be taken through the PS16 process step by step to ensure that their application is as smooth and trouble free as possible. Students will also have access to the school careers advisor for impartial advice and guidance during this time.

PS16: https://ps16.co.uk/


In addition to PS16 all students will be encouraged to use a CIAG programme called “Start”. This is a careers resource used by English Martyrs’ Catholic School, which allows students to find out about careers based on their interests and skills.

All students will be given access to “Start” with a personal username and password.

“Start”: https://login.startprofile.com/Login.aspx

Explore Career Ideas

Not sure what you want to do after school or college? This section has links to useful websites that will help you research your career ideas.

GetMyFirstjob https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

Get Into Teaching https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

Health Careers https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

Leicester Employment Hub https://leicesteremploymenthub.co.uk/

National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

“Start” CIAG https://login.startprofile.com/Login.aspx