Careers

Students

Pre-amble:

There is a multitude of activities to get involved with throughout the year to develop your career education.  All houses and curriculum areas link career education to the lessons and tutorials you follow throughout each academic year.  Your stable career programme consists of many elements such as:

  • Tutorials delivered by your form tutor
  • Bespoke assemblies
  • Drop down day activities
  • World of Work Days
  • Careers’ Evenings
  • Apprenticeship Evenings
  • One to One support from our career advice team
  • Visits to College
  • External speakers
  • Employer Engagement
  • Curriculum links to careers
  • Virtual Work Experience
  • Advice and guidance from higher education
  • College drop-in sessions
  • Visits from professionals during lesson time
  • Displays around the school and in department areas

We work with a range of post-16 providers

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And we work with a host of businesses, industries, and employers

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We work to and evaluate our careers’ provision based upon the Career Development Framework and track our careers provision alongside our colleges from GMCA using the Compass Tracker and the Gatsby Benchmarks

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Our Careers Advisor is Lucy Gillespie and she is situated in Trinity – if you would like a careers appointment, please contact Lucy.


Here is a list of useful websites that will help in taking the big steps ahead and the transition from KS4 to Post-16 and beyond!

GMACS – our Greater Manchester website for all things local in terms of careers, including advice, tips, hints, links to apprenticeships and a multitude of resources about our local labour market

National Careers Service – Provide careers information, advice and guidance and help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career

icould is a brilliant website for young people, parents, carers and educators.  It has many resources such as quizzes, videos, labour market information and is brimming with ideas that could inspire young people about their future pathways

BBC bitesize careers - Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, BBC bitesize explains the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.

Not Going to Uni – this is a fab website full of resources and THOUSANDS of nationwide opportunities and ideas for those that have decided that Uni is not for them.

SPRINGPOD – This is a KEY WEBSITE that students sign up for to provide them with virtual work experience placements, university experiences and apprenticeship advice.  There are also several university subject spotlights that are regularly updated with short talks to inform students about the nature of those subjects before they apply

UCAS – Contains all the information about every university and course offered in the UK and details of every degree offered and also information about apprenticeships – choose your future!

Informed choices – This website allows pupils to explore what university courses they could apply to with their specific choice of A levels and qualifications

Information About A Levels


Our local colleges and training providers – these websites are essential for those that are in year 9 or above to complete the necessary research about the kind of post-16 provision you would like to apply for in the future. The websites of the colleges and training providers we work most closely with are posted below:

Colleges

https://www.winstanley.ac.uk/

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

https://sjr.ac.uk/

https://wvr.ac.uk/

https://www.priestley.ac.uk/

https://www.carmel.ac.uk/

https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/

https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/

https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/

Training and Apprenticeship Providers

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

https://wvr.ac.uk/

https://gktrainingservices.com/

https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/

https://www.waterside-training.co.uk/

 

College Open Events Dates How to book Website
Winstanley College Thursday 5th October(5pm-8pm), Wednesday 18th October (5pm-8pm), Wednesday 1st November (5pm-8pm) Please book on via Winstanley College website www.winstanley.ac.uk
St John Rigby College Saturday 7th October(10am-1:00pm), Wednesday 18th October (4:30pm-7.30pm), Thursday 9th November (4.30pm-7.30pm) Please book on via St John Rigby website www.sjr.ac.uk
Wigan and Leigh College Wigan Dates- Parsons Walk Monday 9th October (4.30pm-7:30pm), Monday 6th November (4.30pm-7:30pm), Monday 29th January (4.30pm-7.30pm), Monday 22nd April (4.30pm-7.30pm) Please book on via Wigan and Leigh College website www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
Leigh Dates- Leigh Sports Village Monday 16th October(4.30pm-7.30pm) Monday 13th November(4.30pm-7.30pm), Monday 5th February(4.30pm-7.30pm) Please book on via Wigan and Leigh College website www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk
Warrington and Vale Royal College Tuesday 10th October (5pm-8pm), Wednesday 18th October (5pm-8pm), Monday 6th November (5pm-8pm) Please book on via the Warrington and Vale Royal College website www.wvr.ac.uk
Priestley College Weds 4th Oct (5-8pm), Thursday 5th Oct (5-8pm), Sat 4th Nov (10am-12:30pm), Wednesday 15th Nov (5pm-8pm) Please book on via the Priestley College website www.priestley.ac.uk
Bolton College Tuesday 17th October (5pm-8pm), Wednesday 15th October(5pm-8pm), Thursday 14th December (5pm-8pm), Tuesday 6th February (5pm-8pm) Please book on via Bolton College website www.boltoncollege.ac.uk
Salford City College- City Skills Monday 2nd October (5pm-7pm) Please book on via Salford City College website www.salfordcc.ac.uk
Worsley College Monday 25th September (5pm-7pm), Monday 6th November(5pm-7pm), Monday 4th March (5pm-7pm) Please book on via Worsley College(Salford City College) website Worsley College - Worsley College (salfordcc.ac.uk)
Future Skills @ Media City Wednesday 27th September (5pm-7pm), Saturday 4th November (10am-12pm), Wednesday 6th March (5pm-7pm) Please book on via Future Skills Media City college (Salford City College) website Future Skills at Media City UK - FutureSkills at MediaCityUK (salfordcc.ac.uk)
Eccles Campus Tuesday 26th September (5pm-7pm), Tuesday 7th November (5pm-7pm), Saturday 9th December 10am-2pm), Tuesday 5th March (5pm-7pm) Please book on via the Eccles College (Salford City College) website Eccles Sixth Form College - Eccles Sixth Form College (salfordcc.ac.uk)
Pendleton Campus Saturday 23rd September (10am-12pm), Thursday 9th November (5pm-7pm), Tuesday 5th December (5pm-7pm) Please book on via the Pendleton College (Salford City College) website Pendleton Sixth Form College - Pendleton Sixth Form College (salfordcc.ac.uk)
St Helens College Wednesday 11th October 5-7pm, Wednesday 22nd November (5-7pm), Wednesday 31st January (5pm-7pm) , Wednesday 13th March (5pm-7pm) Please book on via the St Helen's College website www.sthelens.ac.uk
Carmel College Wednesday 11th October (5pm-7:30pm), Thursday 9th November (5pm-7:30pm), Tuesday 12th March 2024 (5pm-7:30pm) Please book on via the Carmel College website www.carmel.ac.uk
Myerscough College Saturday 7th October (10am-1pm) Saturday 18th November (10am-1pm) Please book on via Myerscough College website www.myerscough.ac.uk
St Mary's Sixth Form Thursday 2nd November (5pm- 8:00pm)    

 

If you are a professional and wish to help us deliver our amazing careers programme, by doing an assembly or a tutorial as part of a lesson, please get in touch with Assistant Headteacher, Miss Voss who will be able to make you aware of the opportunities we have so you can be part of it!

 

Parents/Carers

Please check out the pupil's careers page to learn more about our provision for careers at our school!

Careers Page

We encourage all parents to engage with the latest labour market information (LMI) in our region through the GMACS website

LMI includes information such as job roles and descriptions, average salary ranges and whether demand for job types is expected to grow or decline.

You can learn more about Greater Manchester’s labour market on Bridge GM. The careers website icould.com explains how you can use LMI to help shape career decisions.

Bridge GM Website

How to use LMI to help shape career decisions.

There is a range of career events that take place throughout the academic year from Drop Down Days to Careers’ Evenings and you will be informed of these in advance by our normal communications system.

Our Careers Adviser is Lucy Gillespie and all of our pupils are entitled to 1:1 careers advice during their time with us. This occurs more frequently with pupils in year 10 or 11, but Lucy will have contact with all of our pupils over the course of an academic year, either in tutor, drop-down days, assembly or offering group sessions for career advice and support. If you would like an appointment with Lucy – either for an individual pupil at school or together as a family, she is more than happy to accommodate requests. Please contact her via email.


Here is a list of useful websites that will help in taking the big steps ahead and the transition from KS4 to Post-16 and beyond!

GMACS – our Greater Manchester website for all things local in terms of careers, including advice, tips, hints, links to apprenticeships and a multitude of resources about our local labour market

National Careers Service – Provide careers information, advice and guidance and help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career

icould is a brilliant website for young people, parents, carers and educators.  It has many resources such as quizzes, videos, labour market information and is brimming with ideas that could inspire young people about their future pathways

BBC bitesize careers - Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, BBC bitesize explains the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.

Not Going to Uni – this is a fab website full of resources and THOUSANDS of nationwide opportunities and ideas for those that have decided that Uni is not for them.

SPRINGPOD – This is a KEY WEBSITE that students sign up for to provide them with virtual work experience placements, university experiences and apprenticeship advice.  There are also several university subject spotlights that are regularly updated with short talks to inform students about the nature of those subjects before they apply

UCAS – Contains all the information about every university and course offered in the UK and details of every degree offered and also information about apprenticeships – choose your future!

Informed choices – This website allows pupils to explore what university courses they could apply to with their specific choice of A levels and qualifications

Information About A Levels


Our local colleges and training providers – these websites are essential for those that are in year 9 or above to complete the necessary research about the kind of post-16 provision you would like to apply for in the future. The websites of the colleges and training providers we work most closely with are posted below:

Colleges

https://www.winstanley.ac.uk/

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

https://sjr.ac.uk/

https://wvr.ac.uk/

https://www.priestley.ac.uk/

https://www.carmel.ac.uk/

https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/

https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/

https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/

Training and Apprenticeship Providers

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

https://wvr.ac.uk/

https://gktrainingservices.com/

https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/

https://www.waterside-training.co.uk/

If you are a professional and wish to help us deliver our amazing careers programme, by doing an assembly or a tutorial as part of a lesson, please get in touch with Assistant Headteacher, Miss Hugill who will be able to make you aware of the opportunities we have so you can be part of it!

Teachers

The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman. They define what world-class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1.  A stable careers programme ​
  2.  Learning from careers and labour market information  ​
  3.  Addressing the needs of each student
  4.  Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5.  Encounters with employers and employees 
  6.  Experiences of workplaces 
  7.  Encounters with further and higher education
  8.  Personal guidance 

Please click this link to remind yourselves of Gatsby Benchmark 4 and 5 and why they are so important in your curriculum area:

Meeting Gatsby benchmark 4 and 5

Please use the following websites to make contacts, develop resources, learn about the post-16 pathways, labour market information and to plan how you can weave CEIAG into your daily teaching:

https://icould.com/teaching-resources

https://www.inspiringthefuture.org/secondary-and-colleges/

https://gmacs.co.uk/education-training/

https://icould.com/stories/using-lmi-careers-decisions

https://icould.com/explore/#careerpaths

There are some great resources linked to subject areas at BBC Bitesize Careers:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers


Our local colleges have a wealth of information on their websites about the pathways pupils can follow for your subject area:

Colleges

https://www.winstanley.ac.uk/

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

https://sjr.ac.uk/

https://wvr.ac.uk/

https://www.priestley.ac.uk/

https://www.carmel.ac.uk/

https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/

https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/

https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/

Training and Apprenticeship Providers

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

https://wvr.ac.uk/

https://gktrainingservices.com/

https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/

https://www.waterside-training.co.uk/

Statutory Information

Provider Access Information

We track and monitor our CEIAG provision internally but also in conjunction with our external colleagues at GMCA using the Compass Tracker.  Our CEIAG provision is reported upon three times per year at the Behaviour and Safety Committee and NEETS/Destinations data is reported upon at Behaviour and Safety and The Standards committee meetings.

The most recent destination data can be seen here

Five Year Trend
School Leavers Remaining in full time education, employment or training
Left in 2017 97% (validated by DfE)
Left in 2018 98% (validated by DfE)
Left in 2019 96% (validated by DfE)
Left in 2020 97% (validated by DfE)
Left in 2021 (Unvalidated) 99% based on destination data
Left in 2022 (Unvalidated) 99% based on destination data

If you wish to contact school regarding the CEIAG provision or you wish to come and speak to our pupils about your career or the post-16 pathways that you provide, please contact Miss Hugill (Assistant Headteacher).

Employers

As an employer, what is your average workforce age? What is your replacement workforce strategy? Have you got succession plans in place? How stable is your workforce over the next 10 years?

Do you have a recruitment strategy?

As a school – we need your help now, more than ever and we can also help you!  We would like our local employers and employees to help our students fulfil their aspirations and goals.  We want our young people to understand the World of Work and you could help our students develop the required skills needed to meet employer needs and business/industry challenges.

How can you help us?

Think about the skills you would like your workforce to have – perhaps these are skills that are currently lacking and need to be developed in your current and future workforce.  Would you like an opportunity to be proactive and influence the future workforce?

Do these skills align with a particular subject? (Maths – accountancy OR Physics – Engineering for example)

Choose a subject area and register a submission of interest by completing the form through the link below.

Fill-out the Form

Once you complete this form – you will be introduced to a subject teacher that teaches in the curriculum area your profession is most closely aligned with

A phone call will take place between you and the teacher to agree a convenient time to visit the lesson

You visit the class and inspire the pupils and help them to understand the World of Work by bringing along your employer ID and/or your DBS certificate.

Alumni

Are you an ex-Golborne High School Pupil who would like to give something back to our popular and successful school?

If so, you could join our Alumni and help to inspire the next generation!

Being a member of the Alumni can be as active as you wish – from coming into school and delivering motivational talks, or perhaps mentoring pupils who may be finding it hard to engage.  It is up to you.

Please use this form to become a part of the Alumni and to give your preferences regarding how involved you would like to be with the aims and objectives of our provision.

Alumni Form

Alternatively, you can contact our Senior Leader in charge of CEIAG, Miss Hugill at the following email address: