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 2023-24

Accrington & Rossendale College
Wednesday 4 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 8 November 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 27 February 5.30pm – 7.30pm
(Year 8, 9 and 10 open event Tuesday 23 April 5.30 – 7.30pm)
Blackburn College
Tuesday 26 September  4.30pm – 8pm
Wednesday 4 October   4.30pm – 8pm
Saturday 18 November  10am – 1pm
Burnley College
Wednesday 20 September  5.30pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday 3 October              5.30pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 12 October           5.30pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday 21 November        5.30pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 14 December       5.30pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday 12 March               5.30pm – 8.30pm

Bury College

Tuesday 3 October 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 12 October 5pm – 7.30pm

Haslingden High Sixth Form

Thursday 19 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Hopwood Hall College
Saturday 7 October 10am – 2pm
Thursday 19 October 4.30pm – 7pm
Myerscough College
Saturday 7 October 10am – 12.30pm
Saturday 18 November 10am – 12.30pm
Saturday 3 February 10am – 12.30pm
Saturday 16 March 10am – 12.20pm
The Manchester College
Thursday 12 October 5pm – 7pm
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.