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Careers & 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 R Cunliffe 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 – Miss G Rullo - 01942 767040
Careers Co-ordinator - Mrs R Cunliffe – 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

Year 11 - A Guide To Xello

Getting started with Xello

Careers Bulletin


WB 29th November 2021 & National Careers Week E-zine
WB 22nd November 2021 - Additional Opportunities
WB 11th October 2021
WB 4th October 2021
WB 27th September 2021
WB 20th September 2021

College Events

Virtual Fair - Explore Post 16 Options

Virtual Fair - Explore Post 16 Options

Wigan & Leigh College Virtual How to Apply Event

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. 

Wigan & Leigh College plan to encourage attendees to work through applications as we go through the presentation.

If interested, students MUST register for this event by clicking this link https://wiganleigh.onlineopendays.com/schedule/ and selecting 19th October.

Apprenticeship Bulletin

Apprenticeship Bulletin - October 2021 (mailchi.mp) 

Year 11 - Transition Information/Open Events/ Careers Advice/ Work Experience Opportunities – Updated 20/09/2021

Salford College

Pre-Enrolment Learning:

To best prepare students for their studies at College, before enrolling in August,  resources packs have been put together that can be downloaded from the College website: https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/pre-enrolment-tasks/ These resources will give students an understanding of some of the skills and techniques they will be learning at College.

Wigan & Leigh College

Y11 Preparing for College Transition Activities:

Wigan & Leigh College have prepared transition activities for Y11 to complete at:https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/16-18-full-time-courses/year-11-applicants To access these resources click on the link and follow these steps:

  • Click on the above link

  • Scroll down and select the relevant subject area
  • Within each subject area, you will see the 11 steps to success (we encourage students to explore as many of the steps as they wish)
  • To access the transition resources specifically, click on STEP 8

The Manchester College

Connect2College Year 11 Transition Booklet:

The Connect2College booklet is designed to support year 11 and year 10 pupils as they move into the next stage of their academic journey. The Connect2College booklet includes a range of resources to help school leavers plan their career goals and develop their CV, whilst also providing useful information about college life and all the support available at The Manchester College.  The brochure can be accessed and downloaded at: https://www.tmc.ac.uk/system/files/Connect2College-Guide-2021.pdf

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Pre-enrolment Activities:

Warrington & Vale have a Welcome Site which is designed to support Year 11 Applicants with their transition to college this September www.wvr.ac.uk/welcome. The Welcome Site contains a range of pre-enrolment activities for students to engage in, to help prepare them for their future course. The activities are not mandatory but can help students to feel more confident and prepared for the next step.

The site also features videos from course tutors, useful resources, and information about apprenticeships. The Welcome site also contains all the course tutors’ email address, which allows applicants to contact them directly to ask any course-related questions.

Bolton Sixth Form

Transition Information:

Bolton Sixth Form has a site designed to provide transition information https://b6experience.info/yr-11-transition-activities/  The page gives reading lists and further information for each department area.

Pearson Business School

Pearson Business School have developed an Employability Guide to equip school leavers with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully enter the job market with advice and helpful hints such as preparing for interviews and CV writing. This is a free guide and can be downloaded at: info@pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk

Summer Virtual Work Experience Programmes

Wigan Council Careers Advice and Guidance

Support for ages 13-19

If you're a young person aged 13-19, you have the legal right to access independent and impartial information and advice to help you make informed and realistic decisions about your future career.

Speak to your high school or college so they can direct you to the right person for guidance.

Support for ages 16-19

Aspiring Futures is the employment and skills service for young people aged 16-18 (and up to 25 for those with learning difficulties and disabilities) in Wigan borough, who are not in employment, education or training, helping them to decide on their future and find opportunities.

A team of progression advisers provide independent and impartial advice and support to young people including:

Careers advice and guidance

Support with job searching and applications to apprenticeship and traineeships

Job applications, CVs and interview preparation

Access to work experience and placement opportunities

Help with referrals to specialist services, agencies and training as appropriate.

Greater Manchester Apprenticeships and Careers Service

Greater Manchester offer a unique careers and apprenticeship service for young people aged 11-30 in Greater Manchester. This includes useful tools and options to help you plan for your apprenticeship or career, local events and access to workplace encounters online.

Find out more about the Greater Manchester Apprenticeship and Careers Service (external link).

National Careers Service

You can access support to help you explore your career options. Qualified career advisers offer telephone appointments tailored to suit your personal circumstances and can cover the following:

Redundancy

Securing employment

Upskilling and training

CV writing and interview techniques

Returning to work after a break

Flexible working for parents

Graduate opportunities

IT, Maths and English skills

To get support visit the National Careers Service website (external link) or call 0161 393 6473.  If you require further information about available services or would like to make an appointment to speak to a progression adviser, please contact the learning and employment team.

Year 11 – Apprenticeship Opportunities /Job Opportunities – Updated 17/07/2021

More apprenticeship opportunities can be found on the Wigan Council website at: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Jobs-Careers/Become-an-apprentice.aspx

Job Opportunities:

Junior Administrator

Location: Golborne (WA3 3JD)

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm (45 Mins for Lunch)

Jackson Stephen LLP Chartered Accountants are looking for someone to join their practice support team! Duties will include (but are not limited to):

Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail

Scanning

Internal/external Telephone calls

Providing refreshments to clients

Typing letters/accounts

Updating cloud software

Database management

Skills required:

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Good attention to detail

On the job training will be provided.

All applicants to email CV to: ashley.dugdale@jsllp.co.uk