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.
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
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:
The Base, Marsden Road, Bolton, BL1 5PF
Tel: 0800 0525559
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
3 Knowsley Place Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ
Tel: 0161 253 7733
Email via the weblink
Useful links for parents:
Useful careers websites: