We promise our students either a job, apprenticeship or university place, once you’ve successfully completed your studies here. We’re known for it, winning the ‘Career Aspiration Award’ in Educate magazine’s awards.
In order for that to happen, exceptional careers advice, guidance and information for all students is essential. We do that both in-house, and by pointing you in the direction of independent advice and guidance, so you have the broadest range of information possible.
- Careers Lead – Michael Saint-Cricq, based in the CUC6 Hub
- National Careers Service Support
- Apprenticeship Helpline
- The Exam Results Helpline: open from 16 to 30 August – call 0800 100 900
- UCAS Helpline – 0871 468 0 468
- Shaping Futures – Live Chat – Talk to Advisors and Students about Higher Education
The Career Connect Service https://careerconnect.org.uk/ is a national organisation that we subscribe to. They work in partnership with us to provide impartial help and advice for young people. Career Connect Personal Advisers provide up-to-date, independent advice and guidance about education, training and employment opportunities. The Careers Connect Personal Advisers take group sessions and aim to interview the majority of Year 11 students but are also available to support Year 9, 10 and Sixth Form students each year.
The Careers Connect Personal Adviser is Karen Gallagher. The advisor spends at least a day in school each week and you can request an appointment by speaking with the school Careers team Students can also access support via the Careers Connect website or by appointment in Careers Connect Offices across the city.
Unifrog transforms the way young people find and apply for post-16 and post-18 opportunities.
The Spartan Test
Don’t yet know what you would like to do? If you don’t do anything else, do The Spartan Test which is a very clever psychometric quiz which builds a profile of you based on your responses to a series of pictures and then creates your very own Subjects Cloud and Career Cloud based on your profile. From those clouds you can find out all about every career or course with one click. It takes only 6 minutes from start to finish and it’s brilliant! Although you can just dip in and do the Spartan Test, do REGISTER. It will save your results and organise it in your own Research Zone.
Careers Helpline for Teenagers
This is a Careers Helpline for Young People over 13 which is part of the National Careers Service. You can email, text or phone them or even ask them to phone you back and it is completely free.
Liverpool City Region Careers
A suite of online learning resources designed to support individuals, school careers leaders, careers guidance practitioners and adult learning tutors. Find out more here: https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/careers/
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides support to adults from 18+ with careers advice, CV support, interview skills, identifying skills, general job-search and also redundancy. During the Covid-19 situation, The National Careers Service is also supporting adults who have been furloughed and pupils (year 11-13).
Telephone: 0800 100 900
Text messages: 07766 413 219
Textphone: 0800 096 8336
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm
You can also arrange for a National Careers Service adviser to call you – this won’t cost you anything.
Job profiles – find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.
Skills health check – use our assessment to find out what kind of jobs could suit you and save your results.
Find a course – look for courses and learning providers and save information about them.
Contact an adviser – find out about the different ways to get in touch.
Help to get a job – get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.
Labour Market Info
Liverpool City Region’s Growth Platform, which support both people and businesses to realise their potential and generate growth, has also put together a listing of careers resources for the region. Take a look at the opportunities for health sector-based careers – alongside many others – here:
- You can find out more about options for Post-16 education using the links below:
- Post 16 options | National Careers Service
- Department for Education post 18 choices
- Post 18 options | National Careers Service
Local Sixth Form Colleges:
- The City of Liverpool College Liverpool , L3 5TP
- LIPA Sixth Form College Liverpool , L1 9HF
- University of Liverpool Mathematics School Liverpool , L69 7SH
- Wirral Metropolitan College Wirral , CH41 4NT
- Hugh Baird College Sefton , L20 7EW
- Birkenhead Sixth Form College Wirral , CH43 8SQ
- Activate Knowsley District , L32 9PW
- Carmel College St. Helens , WA10 3AG
Find out more about T-Levels
Find out more about Traineeships
Find out more about local Apprenticeships
Useful Websites About Universities
Which? University A level explorer
If you’re considering your A level options and want to understand which subjects will get you on which degree course, try the Which? University A level Explorer. It’s a handy overview of A level options for specific degree courses.
UCAS is the go-to website for anything to do with going to university. It is brilliant for guidance on writing the perfect CV, Personal Statements and letters of application and lots, lots more.
Local university websites
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope College
Edge Hill College
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The University of Manchester
The Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Central Lancashire
This gives the Open Days for every UK University
What to study, where to go and how to get there.
The Complete University Guide gives you the league tables for every university, every subject and every course in the UK.
An excellent website which gives you league tables (with some different criteria from the Complete University Guide) so it’s well-worth checking out.
A really useful website. The UTC and Studio are registered with this company, so use your log-in details to access the site.
An absolutely brilliant website which covers ALL types of careers, courses and subjects with lots of superb online tools to help you find your future career.
Useful Websites About Apprenticeships
The apprenticeship route provides a valid alternative to university, with the qualifications to match. The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships talks you through the differences and reassures that degree apprenticeships will let you graduate with your cap and gown, plus several years of work experience under your belt.
Work through this Personal Development Workbook to help you secure an apprenticeship https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/36614#&gid=undefined&pid=1 – workbook for students looking to secure an apprenticeship
Make this Government website your first stop.
DO create an account if you are interested in apprenticeships as they will send you an alert when something comes up which you might be interested in. The next four links will take you to different sections of that website.
These are excellent sites giving lots of information for school-leavers (Year 11 and older) about apprenticeships, jobs, reviews and career advice. By registering, you will be alerted to anything which might interest you.
- How to craft a stellar CV – where we share expert advice, samples and a professional template to help your students create a truly polished document
- Best examples of CV formatting – here we go over the most essential dos and don’ts and other pointed advice to help the candidate create the most aesthetically pleasing CV
- How to write an outstanding cover letter – with an in-depth, step-by-step analysis helping the applicant craft an outstanding cover letter that will separate them from the competition
Lots of careers advice, information and guidance to help you explore your future.
THE website to go to if you are thinking about careers within the health service. In-depth information and guidance about every career you could possibly think of (and lots which you didn’t even know existed) within the caring profession.
If maths is your thing, then this is the site for you.
Another great careers website. This is particularly good for alerting you to apprenticeship opportunities at higher levels if you register with them.
If you’re interested in careers in Medicine or the Law then both of these sites are must visits: