Careers and the world of work is an important part of the school curriculum and in preparing young people for their future move into employment. As a school we ensure that all young people get the opportunity to learn about the world of work, the skills, knowledge and qualifications employers need, and the range of careers choices available. Although not a requirement the school continues to offer the opportunity for learners to carry out placements with an employer in year 10 and year 12.

The school works closely with Careers Wales and has a dedicated Careers Wales officer at the school twice a week to offer impartial advice to learners. They also share information about local career opportunities such as apprenticeships through the Careers Wales website as well as the school careers notice board. The full careers team who work with YGG Llangynwyd can be found here.

YGG Llangynwyd Careers Wales Team

From year 7 learners are given access to the Careers Wales website which includes a range of information and activities associated with employment and the world of work. At KS4 they are provided with a Unifrog account. is a user-friendly platform that helps students as they research and plan their future – be it for further study, apprenticeships or employment.

In addition the school provides a variety of activities through the main curriculum and designated Challenge days so that our learners can make well informed decisions in regards to their future.


KS3 ·         Enterprise activities such as creating and selling a product or service.

·         Recognise and develop personal and interpersonal skills.

·         Recognise the need to become competent at managing personal finances.

·         Presentations about post 14 Learning Pathways and the labour market.

KS4 ·         Enterprise and Employability Challenge National / Foundation.

·         Develop an understanding for managing budgets and the benefits of saving.

·         Understand how to write a CV and prepare for an interview.

·         Work Experience.

·         Presentations on post 16 Learning Pathways and the labour market.

·         Various career-focused visits which include Careers Fayres, SkillsCymru, Universities.

·         Individual meeting for each learner to discuss and assist with post 16 pathway choices.

KS5 ·         Enterprise and Employability Challenge Advanced.

·         Understand for to write a personal standpoint and prepare for an interview.

·         Recognise opportunities within further education, apprenticeships and paid employment.

·         Understand characteristics of pay and salaries.

·         Develop an understanding of accessing credit and how to access impartial advice.

·         Work Experience.