Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Interviews

Gail Hoban is our Careers Advisor.  Careers interviews are offered at key transition points although any student can request an interview.  Alternatively students may drop in to the Careers Office (opposite B60) at break or lunchtime for careers advice or information. Students can also contact the Careers Advisor via email –

Careers Leader

Our Careers Leader is Sally Finney (  Telephone enquiries: 01706 215726.

2020-2021 Careers Programme

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Careers Events

Careers Fair

On 11th February we held our annual careers fair involving students in Year 8, Year 11 and Sixth Form. A wide range of local employers, colleges, training providers and universities attended. The event provided a great opportunity for students to ask questions and find out more about future pathways/options.

Mock Interviews

All KS4 students are offered the chance to take part in a mock interview with interviewers who are part of the wider school community including local employers, training providers and college representatives. Interviews for Year 10 are scheduled to take place during the summer term.


We subscribe to Unifrog, an online careers platform. Unifrog provides a personalised experience that enables students to explore careers and learning pathways based on their interests and aspirations. Students can investigate their own career ideas, explore where their favourite subjects could lead them and research a world of opportunities in different areas of work. You can access Unifrog at . Students are given login details and are required to set their own password to access the platform.

Information for Parents

Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week

Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to Apprenticeships

Post -16 Choices Open Events 2021-22

Accrington & Rossendale College – Tuesday 21 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Blackburn College – Wednesday 6 October 4.30pm – 8pm & Tuesday 19 October 4.30pm – 8pm

Burnley College – Tuesday 14 September 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 22 September 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesday 5 October 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Bury College – Wednesday 6 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Tuesday 12 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Saturday 20 November 11am – 1pm, Wednesday 23 February 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Personalised campus tours run between 1 October – 29 October for anyone who cannot attend the open events, these are available to book online.

Hopwood Hall College – (Middleton & Rochdale Campus), Saturday 9 October 10am – 1pm, Wednesday 20 October 4pm – 7pm, Thursday 18 November 4pm – 7pm

Haslingden High School Sixth Form – Thursday 21 October 5.30 – 7.30 pm

Myerscough College – Saturday 2 October 9.45am – 12.30 Course advice (Preston Centre)

Saturday 6 November 9.45am – 12.30

Saturday 4 December 9.45am – 12.30

Saturday 5 February 9.45am – 12.30

Saturday 26 March 9.45am – 12.30

Saturday 23 April 9.45am – 12.30

Tuesday 12 October 7pm – 8pm (Virtual Course Evening online)

Tuesday 16 November 7pm – 8pm

Saturday 2 October 10am – 12.30 (Witton Park Blackburn Centre)

Saturday 6 November 10am – 12.30

Saturday 4 December 10am – 12.30

Thursday 14 October 5pm – 7.30pm (Course advice Evening on campus at Lancashire County Cricket Club LCCC)

Saturday 13 November 9.30am – 12 noon (Course advice morning on campus at LCCC)

Tuesday 7 December 5pm – 7.30pm (Course advice evening on campus at LCCC)

Nelson & Colne College – Thursday 30 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm

North Lancs Training Group Accrington offer Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships – Contact 01254 395355

Training 2000 Blackburn offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships – Open event date to be confirmed



Evaluating our careers programme

The school evaluates the impact of it’s careers programme through student destination data, student voice and mapping against the Gatsby benchmarks on an annual basis.


CEIAG Policy

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Useful Websites

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service has lots of useful information for students to look at and research career ideas further. There is a dedicated section for schools. The job profiles provide information on every known career available to date.

Apprenticeships The apprenticeship website provides the latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeships, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies. This site advertises all current apprenticeships; students can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.

Career Ideas Whether you’ve got a career in mind or you haven’t got a clue, Plotr can help you discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at.

Career ideas icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. It offers different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

Course Ideas This site helps users to explore career and study options. It shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.

UCAS  UCAS Progress allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales.

Labour Market Information


Provider Access Policy

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