Links with Industry

Leyland St Mary's offers a full programme of Careers advice to all students. The school houses a fully-equipped Pupil Resource / Careers room and there is a member of staff who co-ordinates the programme from Year 8, when students are guided and advised about their Option choices for G.C.S.E. and Vocational courses. Parents are warmly welcomed to take part in the decision-making process.

All pupils have access to an on-line careers programme. In Years 10 and 11, pupils are offered careers interviews, a mock interview and some will undertake a two-week work placement scheme. A full introductory programme to local colleges is offered, including opportunities to sample post-16 courses.

The school is involved with many local and regional initiatives. Young engineers regularly take part in projects involving companies such as Leyland Trucks, BAE Systemsplc, Springfield Fuels and various other companies in and around Leyland.
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