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Introducing the B6 Careers Team!

Date Posted: 07/10/2020 | Posted In: Student News

Hello! We are the careers team at The Sixth Form, Bolton.  We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome our new students and to say ‘welcome back’ to our returning students.

We are here to support you throughout your time as a sixth form student by helping you to explore and identify your career goals and next steps after your two years with us.

We are located in the careers pod on the second floor and you are welcome to pop by at any time to book a careers guidance appointment.  We also offer a range of inspiring careers events and activities throughout the academic year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for these.

This lovely picture here, isn’t of us in our Covid protection gear, but was taken at one such careers event, ‘Operating Theatre Live,’ an exciting opportunity where students interested in a medical career, were able to become surgeons for the day!

As we rebuild our IT systems and return to some kind of normal, events like this will be promoted via Microsoft Teams, (see further details below); the advertising screens around college and also through your tutor groups, but for the time being, our weekly Careers newsletter is the best way to find out about internal and external careers activities which you might be interested in attending.

Attention Year 13 Students!

Exclusive support with your Personal Statement!

We are offering year 13 students the opportunity to receive support with their personal statement from a number of university admissions experts.  If you would like to receive feedback on your final draft before you send it off, these sessions will be available on the following dates:

23rd September

28th September

30th September

8th October

If you are unable to book one of these slots, then the University of Huddersfield are also offering Year 13 students a Personal Statement checking service via email throughout the year. You just need to send a draft to to receive a feedback form with some advice and guidance on how to improve. They can only do this once per student, so they recommend that you send an almost-finished draft.

Exclusive to B6 Students:

Personal Statement Workshop

On Monday 28th September from 10 -11 am, Liverpool John Moore’s University have kindly offered to deliver a personal statement workshop via Microsoft Teams.  The session will include loads of great advice and useful tips on how to write an award-winning personal statement, that will really grab the attention of university admissions teams.

If you would like to join this session then please email: to request the joining code. 

Are you hoping to secure an Apprenticeship for September 2021?

Make sure you ask Emily Dover in Careers to join her Apprenticeship Support Group on Microsoft Teams. This is where all information will be shared including useful information, links to live vacancies and websites to search for opportunities. Emily will also be arranging some virtual guest speakers to support you with: 

  • Employability Skills
  • Searching
  • Applications
  • Interviews / Assessment Centres

Careers Microsoft Teams Page

All students should have been added to our Careers Teams Page. If you cannot see this, you can use the code below to join:

This will be the place to go for all information about Careers, Apprenticeships, Universities, Careers Events in The Sixth Form, Work Experience, CV’s and much more.  

As we are currently unable to allow students to go out on work placements, this will be the place to search for Virtual Work Placement opportunities. Completing virtual placements will help make you stand out on your applications to university, apprenticeships or work. 

Lunchtime Advice and Guidance Sessions

The University of Salford will be running live online advice and guidance sessions, covering a wide range of topics from the UCAS application process to a new session looking at “what to do if you don’t know what to do”. Starting on 22nd September These will run every Tuesday (12pm-1pm) and Thursday (1pm-2pm) with lots of opportunities to ask questions throughout each session. The full programme of events (which will be regularly updated) can be viewed here (under “Live Presentations”) and students can book for any sessions they are interested in through this link.



The University of Bradford are running a series of webinars to help you explore your university options and career ideas.  Over the next two weeks they will be offering:

23 September: Alternatives to Medicine (3:30-4:30 PM)

The webinar will explore the Clinical Sciences Foundation programme at the University of Bradford, as an alternative to medicine. It will look at a range of other health-related STEM subjects, including Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Engineering courses.  You can register here

30 September: Studying Engineering at University (3:30-4:30 PM)

An overview of what is involved in studying an engineering degree, career options and rewards, how to choose which engineering discipline is best for you, and why our courses at Bradford are so valued by our students and by employers.  You can register here.

Virtual UCAS Fairs

As UCAS are unable to run their physical UCAS fairs due to Covid restrictions, they are now offering a number of online events, giving students the opportunity to explore degree subjects and universities that they are thinking of applying to…….

These online events will be dedicated to the following subject areas: 

Business, law and finance – 30 September 

Biological and physical sciences – 16 October 

Social sciences, humanities, and teaching – 23 – 24 October 

Maths, engineering, and computing – 2 – 3 November 

Creative subjects – 13 – 14 November 

You will have the chance to explore courses you’re interested in and speak to universities and colleges from around the UK. By taking part, you can: 

  • Speak to the subject experts and admissions staff – allowing you to start comparing courses and universities and colleges, to find the right ones for you. 
  • Chat to current students – they can offer real insight into what life at university is really like.
  • Get advice on applying through UCAS – including how to make your personal statement stand out. 
  • Discover apprenticeships – find out what they are, how to apply, and the careers they can lead to. 
  • Get the facts on student finance – including what you’re eligible for and how to apply. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch at 

Paralegal Apprenticeship Opportunity 

Kennedys are a national solicitor firm with offices in Manchester.  Their two-year paralegal apprenticeship for 2021 is now open and is aimed at college leavers who have completed A Levels or equivalent studies and are looking to embark on an exciting career in the legal sector. 

At the end of their two years, students will gain a Level 4 Certificate in Legal Services.  This is equivalent to the first year of a law undergraduate degree. The paralegal apprenticeship offers an introduction to the fundamentals of legal practice and provides a combination of learning and working within one of our legal teams, to build the knowledge and skills required to work as a Litigation Assistant at Kennedys.

Once the two-year paralegal apprenticeship has been completed, apprentices who would like to continue their learning may have the opportunity to join the Level 7 solicitor apprenticeship. This takes four years to complete and involves the completion of a (Hons) degree in legal practice and will lead to qualifying as a solicitor six years after leaving school.

You can Register for the Virtual Apprenticeship Insight Event on Monday 26 October 2020 12pm. This session will be a great way to gain further insight into the legal apprenticeship and is aimed at school and college students who are interested in this alternative route to qualification as a solicitor.

Applications for their 2021 paralegal apprenticeships are now open and will close on 28 February 2021.

Apply via the application portal.