Careers Guidance in school

At Witton Park Academy we ensure that each student receives personal careers guidance from an independent adviser by the age of 16. From Year 8 onwards providers of further education and training have access to engage with our students, including in relation to Technical education. This access is covered by our policy statement.

Our overall Careers provision is overseen by Mrs Davies, whilst our independent careers adviser is Miss Haskey from Career Connect. Over time, Miss Haskey sees every student by appointment and holds regular drop-in sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend open evenings hosted by various colleges and training providers, and we provide details of these events in school when available.

Students can also explore the opportunities open to them via the websites and resources below, and check on course details and entry requirements. Click on the logos.

 

Careers Advice

careerconnect

worldofwork
To help plan your career

careersservice

newdirections

icould
Videos about different careers

 

Colleges and Sixth-Forms

 

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blackburn

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accross

qegs

myerscough

stwilfrids

burnley

runshaw

prestons

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daca

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

blackpool

stchristophers

 

Training Providers

 

North Lancs Training Group


Training 2000

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Blackburn Rovers Academy

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Find an Apprenticeship

Search for Apprenticeship opportunities using the Government’s website:

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Preparing for a career in Medicine

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Medicine, you will need to complete ‘A’ levels and seek admission to a suitable medical school. This process requires long-term preparation: you should start looking into it now! PreMed Projects have provided this useful guide:

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Find local courses to prepare for employment

 

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General Vacancies Sites

govukjob

indeed

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National Careers Service Newsletter

 

For labour market information and updates on apprenticeship opportunities, click below:

National Careers Service Newsletter

Events


Blackburn College Open Evenings:

06/09/18 – 16:30-19:30
04/10/18 – 16:30-19:30
16/10/18 – 16:30-19:30
13/02/19 – 16:30-19:30

Myerscough College Advice Mornings:

Witton Park Campus, Blackburn, 10.00am–12.30pm
Bilsborrow Campus, Preston, 9.45am–12.30pm
on these dates:

Saturday 8th September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
Saturday 10th November 2018
Saturday 8th December 2018
Saturday 9th February 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 22nd June 2019

For up to the minute information, please visit our Facebook page.

With attendance at 95% we’ve had our best results at KS3 and GCSE.