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Careers at Whalley Range

At Whalley Range 11-18 High School, we work hard to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future. We are delighted to have been accredited with the The Quality in Careers Standard, which recognises good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

What we offer:

Work Experience and Volunteering
Year 10 students spend a week on work experience during March of each year. This offers an opportunity to fully experience the world of work and discover the employability skills required for a successful career. We work with Our Futures to secure exciting placements over a range of sectors in the Manchester area. Sixth Form students get the chance to further develop these skills on a second placement during Year 12.

College and University Application Support
Students are supported with applying for college/universities by learning coaches and in-house careers advisors. We host lunchtime application workshops with local Colleges and Sixth Forms to allow students specific support for their preferred destination.

Careers Talks
We welcome employers from across the country to host targeted careers talks for students across the curriculum. Previous talks have been delivered by staff from the BBC, Siemens, The NHS alongside MP’s, Olympic athletes and even the Lord Mayor of Manchester.

National Careers Week
Various careers-based activities take place across the school to celebrate National Careers Week. Student are able to access advice and guidance from colleges and employers to support their progression. National Careers Week 2018 begins on Monday 5th March.

Year 9 Options Choices
Students are supported throughout the options process through assemblies, talks, option evenings and option booklets. We aim to provide impartial guidance to facilitate a successful study pathway for each and every student.

Enterprise and Employability Skills
Students participate in numerous activities throughout the academic year, including enterprise challenges, employer visits and deep learning day activities. The pupils then reflect on these experiences and the skills that they have learnt.