Careers – Employers

One of the key measures of success for any school is based on the destinations data of our students as they leave Shuttleworth College and transition into their post 16 options. It is essential that our young people are informed and guided in their choices so that any decisions made ensure that they sustain their provision. Shuttleworth College now implements a comprehensive programme of CIAG with the internal data below showing significant improvements.

Cohort 2014/15

Data available on 177/182 students

Cohort 2015/16

Data available on 130/134 students

Cohort 2016/17

Data available on 136/144 students

Overall % going to a sustained education or employment/ training destination 90% 90% 94%
VI form 21% 23% 27%

The Gatsby Foundation provides education providers with 8 benchmarks. Employers play a key role in 2 of these:


We currently work with the following companies:

AMS Neve




Futaba Tenneco

Kaman Tooling


Pendle leisure


RPC Containers



Within the northwest:

UK Fast

Williams BMW

This includes STEM enrichment with visits to AMS Neve and RPC Containers.

Your company, staff and guidance have an essential part to play in helping with this transition. You cannot underestimate how little understanding some young people have about the world of work. Talking to employees, experiencing a day-in-the-life of a worker, understanding that there are 1,000s of different types of work ensure our students start to consider what their future could look like. Here is an example of taught sessions within Shuttleworth.

Year 9 – Engaging with the Future You

Encounters and visits are most successful if we can match them to the interests of the students. We make every effort to do this. Additionally, pre and post visit activities ensure we maximise the usefulness of the encounters. Attached is an example of the work undertaken with our students.

Company Research