Careers

Key staff, from left to right: Emily Dover – Work Placement Officer, Jill Whitham – Lead Careers Officer,  Paul Fenner – Employability Officer
Additional staff: Sarah Ball – Assistant Principal/Careers Leader – Nick Horsfall – Link Governor for Careers

 

 

Our aim is to ensure all students leave The Sixth Form well-equipped for the next step on their career journey. Every student is offered an individualised package of support, including: impartial advice and guidance; opportunities for work experience; employability skills via the World of Work programme and direct support from a range of Universities. 

Our careers provision enables students to:

  • Identify their strengths and skills
  • Explore progression pathways
  • Acquire the skills that employers are looking for
  • Make informed choices about their futures
  • Research degree programmes
  • Identify appropriate universities
  • Make successful applications for apprenticeships, employment and further training
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Click here to view our 2021/22 Careers Programme.

The B6 Careers programme has been approved by Governors and SMT and will next be reviewed in September 2022.

 

Here are some more useful links:

The Sixth Form Bolton – CEIAG Policy 2021-22

National Careers Service 

Careers Advice for Parents

Careers Advice for Parents – Youth Employment

Provider Access Policy 2020

 

How to Book a Careers Appointment with the B6 Careers Team:

You can find the B6 Careers Team in the Career Pod, which is located on the ground floor of The Sixth Form. Students can arrange a 1:1 career guidance appointment by dropping into the pod, or by emailing: careers@bolton-sfc.ac.uk

External Careers Support

B6 Careers will continue to offer careers support to students for the first 12 months after they leave The Sixth Form.  There are also a range of local, impartial careers organisations who can also provide support to current and former students. The contact details for these organisations are as follows:

 

Connexions Bolton

The Base, Marsden Road, Bolton, BL1 5PF

Tel: 0800 0525559

Email: cx.boltoncentre@bolton.gov.uk

 

Aspiring Futures, Wigan

Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH

Tel: 01942 404364

Email via the weblink

 

Career Connect, Salford

St James’s House Pendleton Way Pendleton Salford, M6 5FW

Tel: 0161 393 4500

Email: salford@careerconnect.org.uk

 

Connexions Bury

3 Knowsley Place Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ

Tel: 0161 253 7733

Email via the weblink

 

Useful links for parents:

Advice for Parents 

Employment information for Youth Employment 

www.theparentsguideto.co.uk/16-19-years-old

Useful careers websites:

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/