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.

2022-23 Careers Roadmap

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Careers Events

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

National Careers Week Parents’ Guide

Explore your options after Year 11

Post -16 Choices Open Events 2022-23

Accrington & Rossendale College – Wednesday 21 September, Tuesday 11 October, Wednesday 16 November, Monday 30 January & Wednesday 19 April (all dates 5.30pm – 7.30pm)

Blackburn College – Wednesday 5 October 4.30pm – 8pm, Saturday 19 November 10am – 1pm & Tuesday 7 February 4.30pm – 8pm

Burnley College – Thursday 15 September, Wednesday 21 September, Tuesday 4 October, Thursday 13 October, Thursday 3 November, Thursday 17 November, Thursday 12 January, Tuesday 14 March (all dates 5.30pm – 8.30pm)

Bury College – Wednesday 5 October 5pm – 7.30pm, Tuesday 11 October 5pm – 7.30pm, Saturday 26 November 10.30am – 1pm, Thursday 23 March 5pm – 7.30pm

Myerscough College – Saturday 10 September, Saturday 15 October, Saturday 19 November (all dates 10am – 12.30pm)

Cricket Studies course advice will be held at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Thursday 29 September 5pm – 8pm, Thursday 20 October 5pm – 8pm & Saturday 19 November 10 – 12pm.

Horse Live Friday 11 November – Sunday 13 November to find out about Equine courses.

Nelson & Colne College – Thursday 29 September 5.30pm – 7.30pm

North Lancs Training Group Accrington – offer Study Programmes, Traineeships and Apprenticeships – Please check their website or contact 01254 395355

Training 2000 Blackburn offer Aspiring Clubs, Traineeships and Apprenticeships – Please check their website or contact 01254 54659



Evaluating our careers programme

The impact of our CEIAG provision is measured and assessed using the eight Gatsby Benchmarks and our Destinations data. Evaluation of the careers programme is an ongoing and cyclical process where all aspects are reviewed termly to inform future planning. CEIAG is reviewed against the Gatsby benchmarks on a termly basis and is reviewed with the School’s Leadership Team and careers link governor annually. The evaluation also includes the views of employers, training providers, students and parents. The next review will take place in September 2023.

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

CEIAG Provider Access Policy

We always need support from individuals in the world of work. If you would like to support the school’s careers programme please do get in touch.