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Careers at Launceston College

The Governors, Principal and Staff at Launceston College MAT are committed to delivering high quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance.

We firmly believe it will help to develop the students’ self-awareness and knowledge of opportunities that will enable them to make decisions and develop the skills to cope with the changes in education, training and employment in a modern society.

Careers Staff

Dave Egford, Assistant Principal and Careers Lead

Dawn Acaster, Work Related Learning Co-ordinator

Steve Rush, Assistant Director of Post-16 Studies, UCAS Lead 

Helen Pryor, Independent Careers Adviser

Enterprise Advisor

An Enterprise Adviser is business partner to support the Careers Leader to develop and implement their careers strategy. This is a voluntary role thus the EA is passionate about good careers education and skills development for life after school.

Stephen Jolly, Director for Marengo Communications is the Enterprise Adviser for Launceston College.

Steve has a wealth of experience of organising and managing political “on- the-ground” campaigns. Other top skills that he brings to the role are:

Communications Guru
Excellent Networker
Careers Ed Advocate

Steve has volunteered as the Colleges’ Enterprise Adviser for nearly four years. He has been instrumental in the ‘careers team’, and drives continual analysis and improvement.

Employers and Other Providers

Launceston College believes that encounters with employers and employees help inspire and inform students.  Activities such as the ‘I Love My Job’ event for Year 7 and speed networking for older year groups, where volunteers talk about their job role to groups of students, are organised to ensure that students have at least one meaningful encounter with an employer/employee each school year.  In reality, students have more than this, as organised whole year and targeted events are complemented by subject teachers organising visits and inviting business volunteers into their lessons.  Employers can also play an important role in supporting students develop employability skills through activities such as CV writing workshops and mock interviews.  In addition, the college is always looking for new work experience and work shadowing opportunities for students.  If you would like to support the college by getting involved in any of the activities mentioned above, please get in contact with Mr Adams or Mrs Acaster.

Work Related Learning

At Launceston College Year 10 and 12 students take part in one week of work experience from the 3rd – 7th July 2023.

As a College, we are aware of the value of work experience as it provides young people with a more practical understanding of the world of work and its associated disciplines and relationships. In order that the placement offers a valuable experience to the student we encourage them to arrange their own placements which are relevant both to their interests and abilities and to the career path in which they are interested.

If you have questions or need any help please contact Dawn Acaster (

Please find below the information for work experience week.

Approval & Consent Form

Parent Presentation 2023

Work Experience Information Pack for Parents

Measuring and Assessing the Impact of the Careers Programme

Launceston College will assess the impact of its careers programme on students and employers across the year in regards to key events and tracking student destinations in Year 11 and 13. The careers programme gathers the views of students and employers after key events such as; The Careers Fair, Year 7 ‘I love my Job’, Year 10 Work Experience and Year 12 Work Experience.