At Byrchall we are passionate about providing Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) throughout the students’ education. Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and is both personalised and impartial. It is integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and delivered as part of the CASP curriculum in all years. The programme is structured to deliver outcomes, and raise aspirations. It ensures that every student makes informed decisions and moves on to their choice of Post-16 course at the end of Year 11. The overview below relates to the current CASP programme. In years 7, 8 and 11, the units are taught in the second half of the Autumn term. In years 9 and 10, the units are taught in the second half of the Autumn and Summer terms.
Careers and Enterprise Personnel:
Careers Leader: Andrew Rastrick
Careers Adviser: Julie Tindall - Level 6 Certified
Email: J Tindall@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk
Enterprise Coordinator: Katie McGuire
SLT Link: Tracey Wilkinson
Careers Link Governor: Mr Stuart Barton
Phone: 01942 728221
Living in the Wider World: Careers Related Units
There will be lots of activities for our students next week for National Careers Week - watch this space....
West Lancashire College
West Lancashire College have an upcoming 'Open Event' on Monday 8th of February from 4.30pm – 7pm. Register to attend on the link below, or click on the graphic on the left.
West Lancashire College are also showcasing a new range of videos (by subject area) to give students an insight into their course departments. Check these out on their YouTube Channel.
St. Helens College
UK University and Apprenticeship Search
The UK University and Apprenticeship Search have a lots of virtual events and webinars upcoming. Click on the graphic on the left to discover more.
Greater Manchester Higher
Key Events to watch out for
There's a lot going on! So, we've picked out some key events to watch out for. See them here.
At FutureLearnCareers, you'll find a career that matches your education and skills. Their mission is to help everyone fulfil their potential in a changing world and explore which new job could be the right fit for them. Find out more here.
Options After School (click/tap on picture to be taken to relevant Website)
CASCAID: Kudos Inspire and Careerscape online careers resources are available to access for pupils who have been set up on an account via school.
FUTURE MORPH: The Future Morph website is designed to show 14 - 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to.
BRIGHT KNOWLEDGE: Bright Knowledge and the Student Calculator are designed to help students and young people manage their money and explore education and career options.
START: Start is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.
APPRENTICESHIPS: The Apprenticeship website provides one-stop information about Apprenticeships including vacancies.
NOT GOING TO UNI: notgoingtouni provides information on the opportunities available after school - for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.
ICOULD: Look into different careers by watching videos by people in different jobs telling you what their working life is like.
CAREER CAMEL: A careers site for students, graduates and school leavers. Career Camel offers jobs, internships, advice and courses.
PROSPECTS: Lots of information and advice on careers, further study and other things to do after university.
SUCCESS AT SCHOOL: Careers site for students ages 13-18, to explore jobs, connect with employers and pick up work and study advice.
GETTING-IN: Getting In offers revision materials for both GCSE and A Level and lots of information about choosing and applying for university, including when open days take place, the process of applying and lots of sample personal statements.
BEST COURSE 4 ME: Best Course 4 Me (and their free app) is a good site to help planning a future degree. Users can identify A level subjects and see what degrees people usually go on to do, see what careers people progress on to from different degrees, etc.
INTO UNIVERSITY: Charity providing support to young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.
SAVE THE STUDENT: A website dedicated to guiding students through both career and life choices beyond education. It has hundreds of useful guides and a powerful careers search engine.
INSPIRING INTERNS: Inspiring Interns is an intern recruitment agency based in London. Browse their website for internship vacancies, graduate jobs and advice on recording a video CV.
NATIONAL CAREER SERVICE: Government careers advice website with lots of useful information for 13-19 year olds, and a phone number if you'd like to speak with someone about career choices.
SOCIAL MOBILITY: Social Mobility Foundation provides a range of supports for bright, less privileged A Level students to enable them to realise their potential, by progressing to good universities and into top professions and businesses.
ALL ABOUT CAREERS: All About Careers is a social careers website aimed at young people aged 16-24 with information about apprenticeships, internships and graduate schemes as well as in-depth coverage of 24 industries.
TARGET JOBS: The largest choice of graduate jobs, internships and work experience and expert advice on how to get hired.
University Information (click/tap on picture to be taken to relevant Website)
UCAS: The organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK, with lots of advice on making your chouce and the application process.
WHICH? UNIVERSITY: What to study, where to go and how to get there.
THE TELEGRAPH UCAS CALCULATOR: The Telegraph UCAS Calculator converts your A and AS level grades into UCAS points. Find what sensible or random courses you could study at university with this UCAS calculator.
STUDENTS AT UNI: Guide to surviving university by students for students.
STUDENTIAL: Advice on the decisions and application processes from A levels throught uni to life after uni.
PUSH: The ruthlessly independent guide to UK universities.
University Cost (click/tap on picture to be taken to relevant Website)
MONEY SAVING EXPERT: Dedicated to helping you save money and find the best deals, based on detailed journalistic research.
STUDENT FINANCE: Advice on student finance.
118 STUDENT: Advice on getting a loan, grant or insurance.
UCAS STUDENT FINANCE: UCAS site on student finance.
SUTTON TRUST: Charity promoting social mobility through improved access to education.
THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE: For a summary of how bursaries and grants work.
THE BIG CHOICE (now known as BEETROOT): Check out the bursary searcher.
The team at GoCompare have put together a report that reveals the riskiest jobs in the UK, seeing how dangerous each industry is and how much it costs the business. They have analyzed average salaries across the UK to find out how much you can earn if you choose to work in one of the top five riskiest professions.
Design and Technology
Business Studies and Economics