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

 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

The B6 Careers programme has been approved by Governors and SMT and will next be reviewed in September 2024.

View our 2023-4 Careers Programme here

The Careers Lead at The Sixth Form Bolton is Jill Whitham, Head of Careers/Employability, and her contact details are JWhitham@bolton-sfc.ac.uk, tel: 01204 846215

Useful Policies:

The Sixth Form Careers Policy 2023-24

Provider Access Legislation 2023-24

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. 

Find out what to expect from a careers appointment here.

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:

Youth Employment information 

Parents’ Guide to University 2022

Parents’ Guide | The University Edition

Parents’ Guide | The Apprenticeship Edition

A Careers Guide | The STEM Edition

Useful careers websites:

National Careers Service



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