Careers Programme

Year 7 

  • Careers Day (held in February each year)  all year 7 students take part in a carousel of career based activities
  • Careers link to the curriculum included in the introduction to lessons
  • Careers unit of work completed during PSHE

Year 8 
 

  • Careers Day (held in February each year)  all year 8 students take part in a carousel of career based activities
  • Taster visits to Colleges and Universities
  • Careers link to the curriculum included in the introduction to lessons
  • Careers unit of work completed during PSHE

Year 9 
 

In addition to the activities offered in Years 7 and 8,

  • Options Evening is held in Year 9 to assist students in choosing the subjects they wish to pursue at GCSE, training providers and Career Advisors will be present to offer advice and guidance
  • Careers Day ( held in February each year) year 9 students will take part in a carousel of information sessions with various different employers and career professionals to help them identify which career pathway they wish to pursue
  • Media bus in school to explain apprenticeships within the media
  • Careers unit of work completed during PSHE

Year 10 
 

In addition to the activities offered in Years 7, 8 and 9,

  • All year 10 students will complete a Work experience placement during Careers Week in February and every student will complete one week’s placement in a company or organization of their choice
  • At Mount St Joseph, placements are chosen and organized by the pupil, and then followed up by the school with businesses to ensure the placements are safe, enjoyable and as meaningful as possible.
  • Career trips are organised for year 10 students to the National Apprenticeship Show in Manchester and Skills North West at Event City and various University Campuses
  • Various colleges, training providers and companies conduct assemblies explaining different courses and career pathways
  • All year 10 students will have the opportunity to visit local colleges and take part in taster days , sampling different college courses
  • An independent Careers Advisor will see students by appointment in school to offer Careers education, information, advice and guidance
  • Careers unit of work completed during PSHE

Year 11 

In addition to the activities offered in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10,

  • Year 11 students will be offered a one to one appointment with our independent Careers Advisor based in school to discuss future career choices and post-16 learning. 
  • Year 11 students will also have help and guidance to complete their personal statements and begin their UCAS Progress applications
  • Various colleges, training providers and companies conduct assemblies explaining different courses and career pathways
  • Colleges, training providers and careers advisors will be present on both mock GCSE results day and the actual GCSE results day to offer information and guidance and help with enrolment
  • Various colleges visit school to conduct college admission interviews and offer advice on courses chosen