Careers at St James's
Through our CEIAG programme, directly supporting our ethos of ‘Caring for others, Achieving Excellence’ we aim to support the individual aspirations, achievements and needs of all our pupils by challenging stereotypes and celebrating a diverse range of education and employment paths.
Here are some examples of the type of activities you can expect to take part in throughout your time at St James’s:
You can also track the main events on your career journey here:
Not sure about your future plan? Have a look at this quick guide:
Post 16 Choices
What are your options after St James’s?
Watch this video and look at the grid below to see what your options are after GCSEs.
Websites to Explore
Inside Sherpa National Careers Week Springpod Fledgelink
Virtual work experience Look up different Real time work Workshops, jobs and
for top companies companies and resources experience opportunities opportunities
UCAS Career Pilot My World of Work
University, post Uni studies, including Careers Information Career Information Workshops, teacher training, and tools and advice
apprenticeships & Internships
Greater Manchester Apprenticeship
& Careers Service
Local College Websites
Not thinking of University?
Not Going to Uni Amazing Apprenticeships National Apprenticeships Site
Search jobs, opportunities and All the information you need Even more information you
apprenticeships in the about apprenticeships need about apprenticeships
Parents Guide to Apprenticeships
Link to video https://youtu.be/pyWbvfFgMIs
There will be a workshop in February in school as part of National Apprenticeships Week which will give pupils useful information about applying for a apprenticeship.
Year 11 Support
Year 11 is a very busy year and it can sometimes seem difficult to think about life after St James’s. Many of you will have a clear idea of what path you would like to take and feel well equipped to apply for colleges. If you need any extra help with this process, which can seem very daunting, there are many people who are there to support you.
People who are there to support
Your form tutor will help you in making career choices for the future.
Your subject teachers will help you in making careers choices. A lot of your lessons will focus on careers and work related learning skills in their subject. Your PSHE teachers are very experienced with CVs and personal statements.
Ask your parents/carers for support with making career choices.
Mrs Bleasdale and Mrs Heyes
We are here to offer advice and support as required. All pupils in Year 11 will have a one to one appointment with Mrs Heyes and those times/days will be posted on the bulletin as well as you getting a confirmation slip via your form tutor to hand to the teacher of the lesson you will need to leave for 20 minutes or so. Mrs Heyes is in school Tuesday and Thursday and is available at break and lunchtime in our careers base at the top of E Block.
Mrs Bleasdale is in school Monday – Wednesday and is also available to have informal discussions about colleges, writing CVs and personal statements, interviews and many other things. Email a question or come up at break or lunchtime. She will also be organising lots of careers related events in school and in workplaces (when possible) as well as your Mock Interview workshop in March.
There are also stacks of resources below which you can browse through to help. Keep checking back as new things will be added as they arrive.
Advice and guidance on writing a CV can be found below
Another step by step guide here.
There are also resources to support you on Careers Information TEAMS linked here.
Your form tutors also have some useful information to share with you and you can check out the information on Careers Information TEAMS again here.
Please come and ask us if you aren’t sure or check with your PSHE teacher/form tutor.
Interview Techniques and Tips
More tips here.
Advice if you have an online interview.
Virtual Interview Practice here
More useful documents
Here’s some useful websites for you to look at:
If you wish to get a record of the work you have done on Careers Education, please see Mrs Bleasdale.
Videos and virtual talks
Speakers for Schools
TV Programmes to watch
(Please check the episode appropriate for your age group first)
(Please note, these programmes were originally broadcast at 9pm post water-shed)