Careers

Key staff, from left to right: Paul Fenner Careers / Employability Skills Tutor, Chris Taylor-Hedley, Careers Advisor / Student Professional Growth Training and Development Assistant, Sophia Harper, Student Professional Growth Programme Manager, Jill Whitham Head of Careers and Employability and Emily Dover, Careers and Employability Adviser
 
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

 

Click here to view our 2022/23 Careers Programme.

The B6 Careers programme has been approved by Governors and SMT and will next be reviewed in September 2023.

 

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 booking their own appointment through our electronic bookings system which can be found here. Students will need to log into their College office 365 account in order to book. 

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

Parents’ Guide to University 2022

Parents Guide – University Edition

Parents Guide- Apprenticeship Edition 

A Careers Guide, The STEM Edition

Useful careers websites:

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

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