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Careers Guidance


At St Anne’s we work hard to raise aspirations and to inspire all student groups. We have high expectations for all students and believe that we should present students with the information that they need in order to make the right choices about their future.

We provide a comprehensive careers information and guidance service by ensuring that we promote all pathways that are available to students including vocational training as well as the academic options and the routes that combine both.

We therefore engage with various agencies to ensure that students have information and advice that is current and appropriate for their needs. There are a multitude of opportunities available to young people today and we want to be sure that our young people are fully equipped to make the right choices and that they continue on into their chosen pathway successfully after they leave our care.

We have a number of resources and personnel that help to make up the service that we provide including a comprehensive careers library offering information on further education, higher education, apprenticeships as well as prospectuses from all the sixth form colleges in the local area.

The local authority careers service, also offer targeted support that encourages our students to think about their future and to continue to participate in learning. Our aim is to work in partnership with the staff to ensure that all students achieve their full potential.

Ambition (Careers) Sessions

Every student from Y7 to 11 participates in weekly careers sessions tailored for the needs of those year groups i.e. for Y7 to help with thinking about their own personality and what they can do to help them succeed, for Year 8 to help prepare them to start thinking about the world of work, for Year 9 to help with self-assessment of their own skills prior to choosing their options, in year 10 matching their skills and strengths to careers and Year 11 to build upon their knowledge of careers and the options that are available to them post-16. All activities are interactive and teacher led.

Who To Talk To

Our Careers Manager, Mrs Denton, who is based in our school Library, is available to offer advice and guidance to all our students. Our independent careers advisor from Changing Education, Rachel Townley, is in school every Monday to provide Year 11and Yr10 students with an individual careers meeting and offers a drop in session for all our students at break and lunch.

If parents have any questions about career paths please do not hesitate to contact either of the above.

Employer Visits

We are working in partnership with Careers and Enterprise company to build up a bank of employers to visit our school who will work with students on particular initiatives for example preparation for job interviews. If parents and carers feel they would be able to offer some support here, please do get in touch with Mrs Denton via 

Local Colleges and Universities

We have invited in a large number of local colleges to present to our students during their assemblies and PSHCE lessons.Their open evenings are advertised on our website (see below), in school and we regularly update students in Year 11 through their notice boards and form tutors. 

College Open Evenings

Aquinas College

Saturday 25th September 2021- online event

Thursday 14th October (Eve)

Wednesday 10th November 2021 (Eve)

0161 483 3237

Xaverian College

Sat 9th October Sun 17th October 2021 (10.00am-2pm)

Book your place on website:

0161 244 1781

Loreto College Sixth Form

Saturday 9TH October

Sunday 17th October

Times TBC – check website

0161 226 5156

The Cheadle College

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 – 5.00-7pm

Saturday 9th October – 10.00am -12pm

Wednesday 10th Nov – 5.00-7pm

Wednesday 16th March Year 11 Taster Event 5.00-7pm

0161 486 4600

Marple Sixth Form

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 5.00-7pm

Saturday 9th October – 10.00am -12pm Wednesday 10th Nov – 5.00-7pm

Wednesday 16th March Year 11 Taster Event 5.00-7pm

0161 486 4602

Stockport College

Thursday 23rd September 2021 4.30-7pm

Saturday 6th November 10.30am-1pm

Wednesday 2nd February 4.30-7pm

Saturday 18th June 10.30-1pm 0161 296 5000

The Manchester College - based at many sites across Manchester see below

TMC: 0333 3222 444

Nicholls Campus - part of TMC

Thursday 14th October 2021 5.00-7pm

Thursday 25th November 5.00-7pm

Thursday 17th February 5.00-7pm

Shena Simon Campus - part of TMC

Thursday 14th October 5.00-7pm

Thursday 25th November 5.00-7pm

Thursday 17th February 5.00-7pm ions/shena-simon-campus

Openshaw Campus - part of TMC

Thursday 14th October 5.00-7pm

Thursday 25th November 5.00-7pm

Thursday 17th February 5.00-7pm

Northenden Campus - part of TMC

Thursday 14th October 2021 5.00-7pm

Thursday 25th November  5.00-7pm

Thursday 17th February 5.00-7pm

Wythenshawe Campus - part of TMC

Thursday 14th October 5.00-7pm

Thursday 25th November 5.00-7pm

Thursday 17th February 5.00-7pm

The Manchester School of Building - part of TMC

Thursday 14th October 5.00-7pm

Thursday 25th November 5.00-7pm

Thursday 17th February 5.00-7pm

FutureSkills @MediaCityUK

Thursday 14th October 5.00pm-7pm

Thursday 2nd December 5.00pm-7pm

Monday 14th March 5.00pm-7pm

0161 631 50030 2PU     

Salford City College Pendleton Sixth Form College

Saturday 16th October 10.00am-12pm

Wednesday 1st December 5.00pm-7pm

Tuesday 15th March 5-7pm

0161 631 5001 

Salford City College City Skills

Monday 11th October 5.00pm-7pm

Monday 29th November 5.00pm-7pm

Monday 14th March 5.00pm-7pm

0161-631 5004

Trafford College Centre for Science & Technology (Stretford)

Sat 6th Nov (10.30am-1pm)

0161 886 7070

Trafford College Altrincham Campus

Saturday 6th November 10.30am-1pm

0161 886 7070

Tameside College

Mon 4th October

Sat 16th October Times TBC - check website

0161 908 6600

Clarendon Sixth Form College

Weds 29th September

Sat 16th October

Times TBC - check website

0161 908 6800

Ashton Sixth Form College

Tuesday 28th September, 5.00-8pm

Saturday 16th October 10.00am-1pm

Students must register to attend at

UTC @ Media City (Salford)

Weds 20th October (5.00-7.30pm) 0161 661 3947

Access Creative College

Mon 25th October 4.00 and 6.00pm

Sat November 27th 10.00am and 12pm

0161 393 8260 (Oxford Road) 0161 247 4974 (Hulme)

Parrs Wood Sixth Form

Saturday 2nd October (10.00am-12pm)

0161 446 8648



Choices after St Anne's - A Parents' Guide

The following links are here to support students, parents and carers through the many choices that they will face during their time at St. Anne’s and beyond:

Why not try the skills health check

All students have been given access to the Start Profile website, which enables students to build their skills and find out about career pathways to which they would be suited. Please encourage your child to logon regularly to update their profile. 


Local Universities

University of Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Royal Northern College of Music
University of Salford

Careers Day

Pupils had the chance to speak to representatives from: Aquinas College, Loreto College, Stockport College, Cheadle and Marple College, Manchester College, Clarendon College, Salford AC, Tameside College, NHS, Police, Army, Navy, Little Sports Academy, SETA, The Skills Company, United Utilities, DAMAR, GM Higher, Shoosmiths Law Company and BAM Construction.  Pupils also took part in workshops in Construction, Plumbing, Media Make up, Revision skills, Finance and Accounting, Game Design, IT hardware, the KEY 103 bus and a human board game.Careers Day 2018

Policy and Plans

Policy for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) please click below for full policy

CEIAG policy

Student Entitlement Plan - Please click below


Labour Market Information

Click on the link below to view the latest information about the current economic and employment situation. It includes data on graduate destinations, average starting salaries, current trends in employment sectors and recruitment patterns.

Click here to view the Labour Market information by region

Your Daughter's Future

'Yours Daughter’s future' is a careers toolkit for parents to guide in helping your daughters to make the most of her potential. Research evidence shows that it is in fact parents who are the main influencers of young people. This pack isn’t going to tell you what your daughter should do when she leaves school, or how you should be a parent. That’s up to the both of you. What you will find here is useful information on qualifications, apprenticeships and careers.