Careers and Enrichment

Welcome to Careers and Enrichment at Lowton High School

Our fully equipped careers room provides a wealth of information to all of our students and our dedicated school Careers Adviser as well as Careers Co-ordinator Mrs Harrison are available to help students – and parents – navigate their way through the many academic and vocational choices they will make during their time at Lowton and beyond.

The School is proud to hold Inspiring IAG bronze accreditation and is currently working towards the Gatsby Benchmarks. Inspiring IAG has been designed to provide a good practice framework and recognition of high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance for organisations that are providing support services for young people.

We have provided links to useful information for Parents, Apprenticeships and links to Colleges below, but if you wish to speak to us we can be contacted as follows:

Careers Leader – Mrs J. Shaw – 01942 767040
Careers Co-ordinator – Miss Dawn Haveron – – 01942 767040

Lowton High School is not responsible for the content of 3rd party websites

Our Careers policy is available here.
Our Provider Access policy is available here.
Pupil Destination data is available here.

Work Experience in Law, Politics and International Development

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Upcoming Virtual Events and Links

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National Apprenticeship Week & Webinar

Webinar Details:

  • Monday 8th February, 3pm – 5pm
  • 12 Different Apprentice highlight journeys
  • Open to all year groups in Y10, Y11, Y12 & Y13 
  • Opportunity to ask questions and find out about other young people’s career journeys
  • Learn about different types of apprenticeships, some myth busting and a few prizes along the way!
  • Free event for all students, teachers and parents 

Registration Link:

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What University Live? & What Career Live?

Event Information

Careers Enrichment & Work Experience Opportunities

February 2021

January 2021

Wigan & Leigh College

Leigh College Virtual Open Event – Wigan & Leigh College Website – Monday 8th February, 4.30pm – 7pm

This event focuses on all things Leigh College, and will comprise of talks and Q&A sessions around all of the subjects you can study specifically at our Leigh College site. As well as the subject specific talks, students can hear more about the differences of course at Level 3, including more information on T Levels that are available in Leigh.

Registration is open and can be found here:

How To Apply Event – Wigan & Leigh College Website – Wednesday 10th February, 6pm-7pm

The “How to Apply” event will go through the ways in which students can make their application to Wigan & Leigh College. A question and answer session will follow with the School Liaison Team.

The event could be of particular benefit to those who are yet to apply and those seeking further reassurance. I am happy to send over up to date application reports for you to check against.

Students can register for this event by clicking this link – 

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair Activity Sheet

Activity Sheet – North West

Year 11 – A Guide To Xello

Getting started with Xello

Post 16 Information

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Activity Sheet North West

Activity Sheet

Helpful Careers Information

Dear Year 11 Parents,
Your child will have been contacted by Colleges and invited to connect with them via Virtual New Student Events. Please ask your child to book onto these events and start to connect with their College of choice. 

If your child is still unsure about which College they are going to attend in September, then we advise that they book onto all of the Colleges’ Virtual Events; the Colleges will be glad to connect with them.  We have placed information about some of these events on our website. 

If you or your child need any assistance with their post-16 choices, or with careers/apprenticeships after college please get in touch with Mrs Harrison at school either by telephone (01942 767040) or by emailing enquiries: 

Thank you.

SCC Group Schools Link

Wigan & Leigh College Your Steps To Success

Year 11 Careers Information 27th March

Careers Action Plan

School Leavers Guide 2020

Useful Links

Gatsby Subject Guides

To help parents and students studying from home, Gatsby Subject Guides are now available free of charge.

Carers Information

Parental Guidance from The Careers Writers Association


Getting-in offers school leavers everything to make the right choice when leaving school


Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship

UCAS Further Education

UCAS allows young people between 13 and 17 years old to search for courses across England and Wales

National Careers Service

Careers advice – jobs information and resources

Rate My Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships, Jobs, Reviews & Careers Advice For School & College Leavers

St John Rigby

Wigan Catholic sixth form college.

Winstanley College

To achieve academic excellence in a supportive and challenging learning community

Wigan & Leigh College

Wigan & Leigh College has been providing high-quality education and training locally for over 150 years.

Carmel College

A Catholic College for the Community

Priestley College

Your ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form

Salford City College

Salford, Eccles and Pendleton Colleges are centres of educational, vocational and academic excellence in the North West of England.

Bolton College

Proud to be one of the North West’s largest providers of vocational training and further education

Bolton Sixth Form College

Bolton Sixth Form College is a vibrant College specialising in full time 16-19 education,

St. Helens College

Offering full and part time courses for adults and school leavers, as well as community courses.

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Warrington & Vale Royal College Online, providing the framework for your future

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