Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEAIG) is a crucial part of the work we do with our students. We interact with students at key transition points throughout their school life in order to support them in making informed choices post 16.
We have a dedicated Careers team in school for students and their families to access every day of the week. Parents are welcome to attend their child’s Careers appointments and can also meet our Careers team during parents evening.
Caroline Pickering – Careers Lead
Dionne Paxton – Careers Adviser
Our school Careers Adviser completes individual appointments with students offering them independent and impartial advice and guidance. We focus on aligning student career prospects with their interests, strengths and motivations to ensure positive outcomes for them when they leave us. Each student has an individual action plan to take away from their appointment which details next steps, useful information and websites they can access with parents to plan before they start applications. Follow ups are completed once the students have had time to reflect and review their plans so that they have an opportunity to ask any further questions they may have.
We have strong links with local colleges including Wigan and Leigh, West Lancashire College, St John Rigby College, Winstanley College and Southport / KGV College. We work with these colleges to co-ordinate attendance at events, open evenings and college interviews so our students have good access to options available to them. Colleges also come in to do assemblies
We have a dedicated careers area in our school library where students have access to a wide range of information, college prospectus’ and employer information. Students can also attend lunch time and after school drop in sessions for support with CVs, job applications, college applications and additional advice and guidance they may need.
Leaving school gives you a range of options which you should explore before deciding on which is right for you
Apprenticeships can be found in a wide range of job fields. Doing an apprenticeship allows you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn and gain real-life work experience. You will be expected to attend college or a training centre during your apprenticeship to build skills outside of the workplace.
During your placement you’ll be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per a week over a period of one to four years depending on your apprenticeship programme.
At college or sixth form you may choose A-levels, BTECs or Vocational qualifications.
If you are considering applying for university you should research your subject choices because this may impact on the courses you can apply to in the future.