Lifetime’s Careers Development Strategy

Everyone deserves to learn the life-changing skills they need to realise their full potential and achieve their career ambitions. This strategy shows how we support our learners during their apprenticeship programme.

Lifetime Training Careers Development Strategy captures our ambition and commitment to providing the very best experience that equips learners to make informed decisions throughout their careers. We believe that
everyone should have the chance to acquire knowledge, skills, and behaviours so they can prosper and fulfil their potential with their chosen career path.

Our commitment to opening access to skills acquisition and creating a democracy of opportunity is reflected in our high-quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

We work collaboratively with our employer partners to advise and guide each learner through their chosen career path. The engagement with the evolving labour market keeps the information current and aligned to
the industry standards and expectations.

High quality CEIAG is fundamental to the success and sustained employment choices for our learners and ensures they understand the range of opportunities available to them in today’s economy.

Lifetime's career provision is influenced by the eight Gatsby Benchmarks with the development of employability skills tailored to the programme of study and career pathway. We are a Matrix accredited training provider, ensuring high quality information, advice, and guidance.


Lifetime provides several opportunities for learners to engage with CEIAG throughout the duration of their programme. Learners are encouraged to discuss their career plans from the outset, through group and individual sessions with our Engagement and Partnership teams, to the conversations with our Course Advisors and Recruitment Coordinators.

Learner Coaches ensure an individualised and tailored careers approach based upon initial assessment scores, skills radar reviews, and career discussions.

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  • Lifetime website – careers prospectus, apprenticeship jobs board, advice and information
  • Employability programme via school engagement partner
  • Engagement and Partnership team interaction
  • Course advisor or Recruitment Coordinator interaction
  • Webinars

On programme

Personal development

Induction, skills radar, careers Q&A and a personal development learning plan

Professional careers support

Personalised career discussions, Aptem advice centre for employability skills an, impartial careers advice, a dedicated careers section on the Lifetime website and self-help resources available

Curriculum delivery

Industry specific teaching and learning, life-skills modules, engagement and liaison with employer and current labour market information, wider behaviour and employability skills career development guides as per programme and sector


Progression conversations with Learning Coach and destination tracking
Impact and measuring success

Excellent CEIAG should compliment all apprenticeship programmes and ensure learners are equipped to build a rewarding career. Therefore, completion of the programme, progression onto further study or training, or progression within their current or future employment is our ambition for all learners and the ultimate success measure.


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Review and analysis of impact on learner outcomes using achievement and destination data
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Monitoring and reporting of learner progress through life-skills
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CEIAG learner review audits to inform activity towards Gatsby benchmarks
The gatsby benchmarks

GBM1: A stable careers programme

We have a strategic Careers Leader – George Dee, who drives the careers programme in consultation and collaboration with the Senior Leadership team.

The programme is communicated to all stakeholders internally and externally, with a dedicated section on the Lifetime website. Feedback is regularly provided to the Leadership team, Learners, and Partners.

GBM2: Learning from career and labour market information

High quality CEIAG resources are available on the dedicated Careers section on the Lifetime website. LMI information from sources such as ‘careerometer’ are also included. Regular interaction with our Employer Partners ensures relevant industry updates are updated via the CEIAG resources.

GBM3: Addressing the needs of each learner

Learners’ complete careers discussions within the first appointment with their Coach to ensure the plan is tailored to the specific requirements.

GBM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

Links are made to industry during delivery of the curriculum including knowledge, skills and behaviours required for employment and future proofing employability.

GBM5: Encounters with employers and employees

All learners are employed. Access to other job opportunities can be found via the careers page on the Lifetime website or through the Advice Centre on Aptem.

GBM6: Experiences of workplaces

All learners are employed.

GBM7: Encounters with further and higher education

Learner Coach discusses progression pathways with the learner including an opportunity of further study.

GBM8: Personal guidance

Life-skills modules through duration of programme. Advice centre via Aptem available at any time. Learners have access to self-refer to IAG services at any time during programme.

At Lifetime we work with incredible companies and well-known brands, all offering excellent apprenticeship job opportunities. Find out more about employers that are hiring on our vacancies page.

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