St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

St Joseph’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



CEIAG programmes are designed  to develop pupils  skills,confidence, knowledge and understanding in order for them to  make realistic, well informed career choices for their future.

CEIAG Policy

Policy Statement Provider Access




Inspiring IAG Gold award     


Please click here  to see Code_of_Practice_


Useful Information

Year 10 Transition Day

 All pupils are invited to attend  college transition days. These days are  organised through our local colleges in the summer term of Year 10. Pupils will ‘sample’ different subject areas and learn about the different courses and facilities the colleges has to offer. These  invaluable days  help pupils  to explore their options and prompts the start of the decision making process about which subjects they may wish to pursue post 16.

Having a clear understanding of their predicted grades at this time enables them to explore the entry requirements for the different courses and make sure they understand in advance, the expectations of them by the end of Year 11.

Thinking about your future and the career path you are going to choose is one of the most important decisions you will probably ever make.  You spend the majority of your life in your place of work, so choosing the right qualifications and training is vital.  In order to assist you to start to make those decisions you can see

Mrs Hancock Registered Careers Lead

01204 697456 ex 107

Mrs Hancock is based in the English block on the ground floor (just off the school hall).

To arrange an appointment for careers guidance, speak to your head of year, form tutor or alternatively ask Mrs Hancock to arrange one for you.

Meetings are on a 1-1 or group basis and parents/guardians can attend or request an appointment if they wish to do so.  At these meetings, possible discussions include:

Career Plans and Ideas;options choices;apprenticeships and training

Support pupils in choosing educational pathways that suit their interests and abilities

Help pupils  follow appropriate career paths

To promote high aspirations and expectations in all our pupils, encourage participation in continued learning, higher education and apprenticeships;

Year 11  Mock Interviews – 15/16/17 October 2018 6.15 – 8.30 pm

All year 11’s will take part in a mock Interview on either of the three dates above. They will  produce a CV and an application form to hand in to their interviewer. Please see attached letter


Please see the sample CV, blank application form, which pupils may  find helpful 

 The CV

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Sign onto progress login

Students will be  provided with their own unique logins and passwords in the Autumn  term of Year 11, after returning from summer break. This will enable them to access their personal accounts and keep their profiles updates regularly. This will help them meet the deadlines set to submit applications by December of Year 11.

Additional support to complete their UCAS Progress profiles will be provided through assembly time and tutorial time if needed.

Students should seek advice BEFORE submitting their final UCAS  applications.  Support is available from CAREERS….ground floor, English block(just off school hall)

Letters will be sent to all parents in year 11 during the Autumn term to keep you informed about the transition process and to explain the support available to students throughout their final year.

Students are advised to visit open evening for all the establishments with whom they have an interest in studying with at the end of year 11.

Dates of all open evenings can be viewed in the pupils Information advice and guidance booklet


Mrs Hancock  is available in the Careers Office (ground floor, English block)for all students to access support & guidance.

Please note: Lesson times are only for pre-booked interviews/appointments.

Please feel free to call in at the times shown below.

Opening times:                   Monday- Friday 

Before School:                     8.00 – 8.30am

Break:                                   10.45 – 11am

Lunch:                                  1.30 – 1.45pm

After school:                        2.45 – 4pm

  1.  Careers 1:1 Interviews (sign up in careers and we will book a suitable time)
  2. General information and advice about any Careers you would like to explore.
  3. Options available to you Post 16
  4. Support or guidance with searching for courses, apprenticeships and training providers
  5.  Help with  UCAS applications process/ profile
  6. Help or guidance on CV writing

Careers Resources

 Please see below  a list of  career resource links to a range of excellent careers websites and resources which you can  access.


Please see Mrs Hancock  in careers(ground floor English block) for the School license codes to access Kudos

Please feel free to contact Mrs Hancock Careers Lead if you require any

  • information, advice or guidance.
  • queries about up and coming  career events
  • Your son/daughters career aspirations
  • post 16 progression
  • Provide feedback on any careers event

Telephone number 01204 697456



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Jobs and Apprenticeships

Hire An Apprentice – Apprenticeships can help your business grow, offering tailored and cost-effective training for new and current staff

Further Education (FE) Courses at College or 6th form;

Higher Education (HE) Courses at University;

Volunteering opportunities;

Information, Advice and Guidance on all 14-19 Learning Options.

Please click here to visit the My Course My Future in Bolton website, a really useful website which contains lots of information and guidance about your future after St Joseph’s.

Please click on the links below

LMI For All


AFC Harrogate – British Army

Hospitality Guild – Hospitality Jobs, Careers and Training-Information and career tools aimed at raising awareness about careers in the hospitality sector.

Success at School_ Careers advice for schools and students -Career advice for schools and students aged 13-19

Home – Future Morph-All about Sceince and Maths

Stem Careers – Information on Science and Engineering Careers

STEM Ambassadors _ STEM

School Leaver Jobs _ AllAboutSchoolLeavers