Careers Education and Guidance

Careers Education and Guidance begins early, with a developing programme within the classroom linking subject content to the world of work.  From Grade 8 onwards, students are supported individually with careers advice interviews to help them make their IGCSE and IB subject choices. 

In Grades 8, 9 and 10 students are introduced to career planning, CV and letter of application writing via talks and off-timetable events, culminating in their work experience placements at the end of Grade 10.  Students of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to book individual careers appointments to discuss their ideas and plans for their future.  

Work Experience

At the end of Grade 10, all students undertake 2-week work experience placement as part of their curriculum.  Preparation for the placement starts in September of Grade 10 through both German lessons focused on CV/cover letter writing and via individual careers interviews.  For full information about the process, see the LIS Work Experience website here

In Grade 8, students will get their first taste of exploring the workplace when they take part in the Saxony-wide 'Schau Rein' event.  Students will sign-up to one of the many opportunities to take part in a Schnuppertag as local businesses open their doors for tours, information events and small projects.  



Useful Links for Study Destinations


Germany (A website on German universities) (A website on careers and studying produced by the Arbeitsagentur) (The central application site for studying medicine and other medical sciences in Germany) (The KMK website on studying in Germany with foreign qualifications) (A comprehensive website on cost of studying and living in Germany with handy links and charts. Some pages are also in English.)

www.bafö (The official German government page for student finance) (The Arbeitsagentur’s central website) (Information from the organisation that represents industry and the guilds on apprenticeships) (The page on the Work Agency’s website devoted to apprenticeships) (More information about different types of apprenticeships) (Information about the Duales Studium) (The German government page for FSJ)




Ireland  (Central Application Office - Application and information site for applying to higher education in Ireland) (Information website for studying in Ireland) (Irish government website on student visas) (Overview of top universities in Ireland)


Netherlands (Course search tool for Dutch universities) (A website on applying to study in the Netherlands) (The main Dutch universities website) (A website that explains the recognition of foreign exams) (Another website with useful information about studying in Holland) (Information on Dutch universities in German) (Information on applying to restricted courses with NF & lottery system) (CROHO database in Dutch)




UK (The central university admissions system in the UK (also has a course search that allows you to see how many IB points you need for specific courses), also provides information for students and parents on a whole range of topics related to studying in the UK) (Overview of student living costs in the UK) (Official government site for apprenticeships and vocational training) (Information on student fees for Scotland and how to get them covered by the Scottish government) (Information on student fees in England and Wales) (The government agency responsible for international students) (Everything you need to know about studying in the UK)



United States

United States

United States (The main website for SATs) (The Common Application (used by over 600 colleges)) (A good search tool for US universities) (Forbes ranking of US colleges) (The central website for American colleges overseas)  (Overview of college tuition fees and living costs, university rankings) (Official US State Department site for student visas)