Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

St Peters Catholic High School is committed to providing quality and impartial careers education, information and guidance ensuring students are able to make informed and aspirational choices about their future routes. At the core of all the careers work is the belief that quality CIEAG has a positive effect on student engagement, attitudes and outcomes.

The careers programme is comprehensive; CEIAG is delivered through the Academic curriculum, PSHE curriculum and the Citizenship curriculum.


Each year group has a particular focus and drive…

  • Year 7

You and the World of Work – Enterprise project – Look at and identify skills and qualities required in enterprise and all aspects of life.

Resources in School

Plan a Christmas event for the community – competing in class and forms to be given the opportunity to produce it.


  • Year 8

Understanding Business – Discovering different types of business, differences between employment sectors and the economic change businesses suffer.

Enterprise – Identifying skills to be able to see opportunities, look at all aspects of a company and the concept of money within a working environment

You and your choices for Year 10-11 – Discussion about the choices that are open to them at the end of Key stage 3.  Provide sources of information, to help them make informed choices for their future.

Resources in School

National Apprenticeship week events



  • Year 9

World of Work – KUDOS – Identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities as a personal review and understand where these fit in within their future. Look at different types of work and the labour market, learning options and progression routes.  Help to clarify their own early aspirations.

Choices for Year 10 – 11 – Help with decision making for their Key stage 4 development

       Mock Options

Out of School activities

Attend College led training opportunities, such as Business Challenge or Medical day

West Lancs College interactive Career Fair


  • Year 10

Thinking ahead – Planning your future – Access to information, advice and guidance for future, education, employment and training.

Enterprise experience – To develop their own personal strengths, working in groups, creating and identifying opportunities and work experience.

Enterprise Challenge – To create, develop, and present an idea for a charity event, from inception to how the evening may look and cost.


Resources in School

Education provider led Assemblies

Further Education and training providers attend Parents Evenings

Royal marines ‘Visability team’ into School

Out of School activities

Attend College led training opportunities, such as Business Challenge or Medical day

College visits as part of Enterprise

Skills North West Show


  • Year 11

SMART targets – Evaluate their own strengths

Identify their personal skills – How do these relate to their employability?

Personal statements – To think about their past experiences, their skills and attributes which they take to an employer and identify them in their personal statement.

Interview Skills – Training on technique, appearance and how to approach the next step in their education.

KUDOS – Discussion about the range of opportunities open to them.

UCAS PROGRESS – To upload their personal statements, expected grades and search and apply through local opportunities

Complete CV’s


Resources in School

Regular assemblies with Further Education providers

Careers Fair

Mock Interview Evening


Out of School activities

Visits to Further Education providers

Opportunity to take part in small College lectures/training

To run a Charity event from Enterprise week


The National Careers Service website

College Websites:

St John Rigby College
Winstanley College
Runshaw College
Wigan & Leigh College
West Lancashire College
Carmel College
St Helens College
Deanery Sixth Form
Wigan UTC
Wigan Warriors College
Myerscough College

Training Providers:

Alliance Learning
Waterside Training
The Skills Company

Apprenticeship Websites:

Career Map
LearnDirect Apprenticeships
NHS Apprenticeships
The Apprenticeship Guide
The Telegraph - Ultimate Guide To Apprenticeships
The London Apprenticeship Company
CITB Apprenticeships

Job Search Websites:


Research Tools:

Cascaid - New Kudos

Useful Publications:

Working in the Engineering and Manufacturing Industry
Accountancy, Banking and Finance
Information Technology
Postgraduate Directory
Work Experience and Internships
National Careers Week - The Digital Guide

Offsite Provision:

Fir Tree Fisheries
Tyler Lee Hair Company
Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd

Other Websites:

Summer Paid Jobs