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:
Y10 Virtual Work Experience
Please click below to take advantage of some great virtual work experience opportunities over the summer. There is also a checklist of things you can be doing in readiness for making decisions in the Autumn Term of year 11.
Y11 Transition Activities
In response to the Department for Education guidance for schools on the effective use of study leave, please find the following documents:
This is the timetable of virtual and face to face opportunities which they can book with their form tutor. The virtual WEX are bookable following links in the next document.
A comprehensive collection of virtual work experience placements, online courses and transition work from local colleges which will help pupils prepare for courses in September.
Further links to activities to support transition to KS5
Latest Apprenticeship Vacancies
Please keep checking vacancies on the following links from local apprenticeship providers which are updated regularly. Also note that you are only eligible to apply for posts which start after the official leaving date of 25th June.
Video of the Week
Week beginning 12th July
STEM Career of the Week
Starting in September, we will be including a career focus at least once a month on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. I have a little taster for you this week.
- You could do a Level 2 or 3 IT Technician course at many local colleges for example Bolton, Bury, Wigan & Leigh, Salford, Runshaw.
- If you wanted to keep your options open a little, an A Level in Computer Science alongside other subjects you enjoy might be good option. Look at Sixth Form Bolton, Runshaw, Winstanley, Pendleton Sixth Form, Canon Slade and Holy Cross.
- There is also the new Digital T Level, which offers industry placements. These are currently offered by Salford, Bolton, Bury and Runshaw.
- You could also look into securing an apprenticeship but should always have a backup course just in case you aren’t successful as they are very competitive.
Latest Opportunities & News
Career Mag February 2021
Year 11 Moving on
Post 16 choices
Employability Skills (including CV writing, Personal Statements, Interview Techniques and Tips, Useful documents and websites, videos and Virtual Talks
volunteering and Enrichment
Industry Specific Resources
Browse Industry Specific websites to help you in your career decision-making.
Information for Teachers
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.
Careers Lead and Contacts
The Careers Lead at St James’s CE High School is Mrs L Quarmby, Assistant Head Teacher.
Any provider wishing to request access or discuss possible ways they can support our students with their careers education are welcome to contact the school directly. This can include supporting our events in school such as Mock interviews and Careers Fairs or in the work place such as Work Experience and Work place visits while informing students of local opportunities. Please read our Provider Access Policy statement for more information, which can be found on the Employer Information page, along with an Expression of interest form.
To discuss further please contact either:
Mrs L Quarmby, Email: email@example.com
Mrs D Bleasdale, our Careers Coordinator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org