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Preparation for future employment in an ever-changing workplace is an integral part of everything we do at St Hilda’s. We aim to prepare our students to go on to further, higher education, or skilled employment with ease and a clear career pathway in mind, as we believe that this enables them to make a significant contribution to our society.

The provision of high quality, impartial and relevant careers information, advice and guidance has never been more important than it is today. By using the Gatsby Benchmark, St Hilda’s aims to ensure that all students are equipped with the correct skills and knowledge necessary for them to investigate, research and enter their chosen professions.

The St Hilda’s Career Department works with Jackie Connor who provides excellent impartial career advice and guidance to ensure that our students meet their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available. All year 11 have an advisor meeting with Jackie, however, she is also available to see students in years 8-13. Additional advisory meetings can be booked through Miss Shaw. Parents/Carers are welcome to contact the school at any time to discuss their child’s plan, or any concerns they might have about careers education. In such instances, please contact Miss Shaw on

Students in year 7 – 13 follow a CIAG programme of student through their PSHE lessons. This programme of study lasts 6 weeks and covers the majority of the Gatsby Benchmark. Please see the career programme outline.


Impact of the careers programme on students

Each year we review destination data for students. This enables the school to understand our students’ career pathways and helps shape our careers programme and curriculum going forward. We work with a number of local businesses to ensure our provision is preparing our students for the ever-changing world of work, and we regularly review labour market information to inform planning. We undertake regular Student voice surveys to gather students’ needs and wants and to evaluate the career provision.


Our careers programme of study


To access the CEIAG Policy please click here.

To access the Provider Access Policy please click here.

To access the Entitlement Statement please click here.


National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – 8 to 14 February 2021

The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds. Employers are encouraged to promote the great work of their apprentices, whilst highlighting the many benefits apprenticeships bring to their business. Apprentices, at all stages of their learning will also be celebrated over the course of National Apprenticeship Week 2021.

You can also keep up to date with the latest National Apprenticeship Week news by following social media channels: @Apprenticeships and @AmazingAppsUK on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn.

For more information about the week, visit

(This text has been taken from To see the full press release please visit )


We will be hosting our own events during the week, which will include:

As a result of the pandemic and many individuals relying on technology and virtual meetings more than ever, National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will be different, but just as exciting. NAW2021 will celebrate the motivating stories of how apprentices have helped business adapt and build during a difficult year.

Be More – Halton Council are running Apprenticeship Information Sessions available to watch during next week’s National Apprenticeship Week! This is to give you and parents/guardians the chance to learn more about apprenticeships and the fantastic opportunities they can bring. You will also have the chance to ask us any questions via the live chat!

Monday 8th February

Tuesday 9th February

Wednesday 10th February

Thursday 11th February

Friday 12th February

Apprenticeship Information Session 


Apprenticeship TWLIGHT Information Session


Apprenticeship Information Session



TWLIGHT Information Session


Apprenticeship Information Session



Please also find



For the latest news from Apprenticeship Support by Be More, please click here.



Opportunities for work experience via zoom to take place through the NHS

Virtual Taste of the NHS programme. This will take place over two days Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February 2021 via Zoom, there will be various talks from different health professionals. This programme is aimed at young people aged between 14 and 18 years old who have a desire to develop careers within the NHS and are ultimately looking to gain an insight into the variety of areas they could choose to enter into.

Please contact Miss Shaw for an application form and more information.


Information session for students who are considering Engineering as a career

Also on Wednesday 17th February 2021 I am holding a Rehab Engineer Apprenticeship information session for students who are considering Engineering as a career, this is aimed at sixth formers in their final year.

Please contact Miss Shaw for an application form and more information.



Free veterinary virtual work placement

There is a fantastic opportunity for you to undertake Veterinary virtual LIVE work placement free of charge.  Please follow the link below. Places are limited so you need to act fast!  Both you and your parent/carer will need to complete the application form.     

Please read the information below about the FREE Veterinary virtual 6 month (every third Sunday in the month w/c 21st March) work placement. 

Veterinary Mentor as part of the UK’s largest medical family, welcome participate in the free live virtual work experience open to any student in the UK wishing to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.   

This work experience programme is completely unique because unlike other virtual work experience programmes, it is LIVE, using high fidelity simulation.  

The programme is centred around the patients and their owners and will follow their journeys over a 6-month period as they go from diagnosis, to treatment and follow up, that is provided by qualified and practicing vets here in the UK.  

The live virtual work experiences will take place every third Sunday of the Month. The first session will be held on Sunday 21st March.  

Complete the application within the link Veterinary Virtual LIVE Work Experience | Medic Mentors as soon as you can! It will run for a 6 month period offering students 30 hours of valuable work experience. Please note, by completing the application you are committing to attend all 6 sessions. It is your responsibility to arrange your affairs so you can attend and enjoy the entire programme. The nature of the programme is LIVE and therefore any sessions missed will not be recorded and therefore you will not be able to gain access to the content at a later date. 



Medicine Careers Talk: Radiology and Pathology

Do you aspire to a career in medicine but want to know more about career paths and specialties after graduation?

The Medical Schools Council and the Widening Participation Medics Network have organised a free webinar for students to find out more about two distinct medical specialties: pathology and radiology.

The webinar will allow students to hear from three current trainees who will explain their day-to-day roles within the National Health Service.

There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions and hear about the trainees’ journeys through medical school and foundation training before starting their specialty training.

This webinar is aimed at students in Year 12 and 13. Places are limited so please do make sure to register in advance.

Register here: Thursday 18th February, 18:00-19:00


A Guide to Career Options 2020 / 21 | RateMyApprenticeship

A digital guide to Apprenticeships and School Leaver Programmes in 2020 / 2021, featuring the top apprenticeship employers’ table as voted by students.

To view, please click here.







LJMU’s Discover Degree Apprenticeships Webinar

In conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Week 2021, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is hosting a live information session for all learners interested in Degree Apprenticeships.

LJMU’s Outreach Team will deliver the workshop to enable students to understand how to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship, funding a course, time commitments needed and the range of courses available. The session will close with a Q&A session with a degree apprenticeship expert.

To join this session, register your interest below for the session on Friday 12th February at 12pm.

To find out more, please click here.

To register for this event, please click here.



Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one-stop-shop for students across KS3, KS4 and KS5 regardless of their interests or academic ability. It is the only place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as university in 30 other countries across the world. This is alongside getting access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.


You will receive a launch email for your link on Monday.  Please register and log in by Friday 5th February 2021. Also have a go at the task sheet below.

Please read the relevant student task sheet:

KS3 Student Task Sheet

KS4 Student Task Sheet

KS5 Student Task Sheet

You may also find the videos below of interest:

KS3 – KS3 Student Launch (

KS4 – KS4 Student Launch (

KS5 – KS5 Student Launch (

Parents – Parents- an introduction to Unifrog (


University Open Day information

For more information on upcoming virtual open day events at local universities, please click here.




What will Uni be like in 2021 eBook

To view, please click here.







Edge Hill University – Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour – Edge Hill University

Welcome to our Virtual Campus Tour. Now you can navigate around campus from your computer, mobile or tablet. Check the name of the building you’re interested in looking inside by hovering over the purple markers with your mouse, or tapping and holding if you’re using a mobile device.



Liverpool Apprenticeship Opportunities

For more information about current Liverpool apprenticeship vacancies, please click here.

For up-to-date Apprentice information, please click here.


Career Connect (Wirral) – Jobs and Apprenticeships Bulletin – Monday 19th October 2020.
For more information, please click here.



Career Opportunities

Information and links to current career opportunities:


Army Careers Newsletter – January 2021

For more information, please click here.


Success at

If you have any questions or need any help, please get in touch with us at

Success at School




Career Connect – Wirral

Please check out the three attachments – lots of job opportunities and apprenticeships:

Career Connect Wirral – Opportunities Bulletin – Monday 18th January 2021

Career Connect – Latest Jobs and Apprenticeships Bulletin Monday 18th January 2021

JM Excellence in Training



Did you know it’s National Apprenticeship Week from the 8 – 14 Feb?

We will be arranging a series of informative sessions for students and parents to learn about #apprenticeships. Keep an eye on the school website for more info! #NAW2021 


McDonalds Management Degree Apprenticeship

For more information, please click here.


Vodafone Apprenticeships & School Leaver Jobs

To find out more, please click here.


New Virtual Work Experience Placements – Spotify, Tesco and more!

Please find below SPEAKERS FOR SCHOOLS newest additions to their opportunity portal.


New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities: 


Virtual Work Experience – A week at Spotify

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021   10:00 – 15:00
Age: 16+
Application Deadline: 25th December 2020  

Virtual Work Experience with Portland Communications

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021
Age: 16+
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021


VWEX The Office of Communications- Ofcom

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021
Age: 16+
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

VWEX For Y10 within Tesco`s Food Love Story Marketing/Creative Campaign Department

Dates: 15th- 19th February 2021   10:00-16:00
Age: Year 10
Application Deadline: 15th January 2021 

Please apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of success. 
Opportunities may close early if many applications are received.

For a full list of placements -  sign in here to search and apply. 


Degree Apprenticeships with Morrisons

Your students could gain their degree with Morrisons!

Now your students don’t have to worry about choosing between starting their career or studying towards a degree. Not only do we pay all of the course fees, but your students could earn a £19,500 starting salary while they’re studying. They can enjoy the best of both worlds on our Degree Apprenticeship Programme!

Here at Morrisons, we have some fantastic opportunities, including Degree Apprenticeships within Manufacturing, Logistics, Retail and Food Technology and a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Finance.

We’ve partnered with the University of Bradford, the University of Strathclyde and Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, tailor-made programme that’s designed to unlock candidate potential.

For more information, please click here.


VFX Meet The Industry – November 2020 online series

For more information, please click here.


Medic Mentor have teamed up with University Hospitals Birmingham to provide a FREE virtual and interactive 30 hour work experience programme for students in years 10, 11, 12 and 13 (S3, 4, 5 and 6) This work experience is completely free to students who want to pursue careers in healthcare, specifically future doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives!

We have a taster day on Saturday 17th October which students can apply for on the following link…/

After completing the taster day, students will then be invited to participate in the 6 month programme which will be live the third Saturday of every month, commencing Saturday 21/11/20.  The live, virtual work experience will be fully interactive at the Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Birmingham!  Students who complete all 30 hours will be given a certificate to confirm their participation!

We are so excited to announce this opportunity, which any student who had their hospital work experience cancelled can apply to be a part of!  Please spread the word to your student body!

For more updates and support from Medic Mentor, you can also request to join our free teachers resource page, which you can join on the following link!  But please remember to complete the membership questions to gain admittance.


HSBC Early Careers 2020-2021 – UK student magazine
For more information, please click here.


Apprenticeships at Cammell Laird – Engineering
For more information, please click here.

The Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is recruiting Now in a number of different roles such as:  Catering, Hospitality, Logistics, Engineering, Warfare, Medical, and Royal Marine Commandos. Please see their website for more information along with the Virtual Careers Flyer and School Flyer below:

Website: please click here.

School Flyer: please click here.

Virtual Careers Flyer: please click here.



Security Service MI5 and Secret Intelligence Service MI6 – GCHQ – Software Engineer Apprenticeships
For more information, please click here.

Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship and School Leaver Programmes
For more information, please click here.

Security Service MI5 and Secret Intelligence Service MI6 – Cyber Apprenticeships
For more information, please click here.

AIRBUS – National Apprenticeship Week
For more information, please click here.

NHS – Career Opportunities
Nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional students are to receive between £5000 and £8,000 a year to help fund their studies from August 2020. And they won’t need to pay back a penny! For more information, please click here.

AIRBUS – Apprenticeship Opportunities
Apprenticeships at Airbus. For more information, please click here.

Barclays – Apprenticeship Opportunities
Barclays – information for Year 10 and 12 parents – please click here

FIRE IT UP – Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing for 2020
For more information, please click here.
For a guide to higher and degree apprenticeships, please click here.

Law Apprenticeship Opportunities
For more information about Law Apprenticeship Opportunities, please click here.

Opportunities in Engineering & Technology – EqualEngineers Fair
For more information about Returnship, Apprenticeship, Graduate, Internship and Placement opportunities, please click here.

Uni isn’t for everyone. But MI5 is.
For more information about Apprenticeships with MI5, please click here.

Launch your career at the Annual Airbus Apprentice Open Day
For more information, please click here.

Uniliver Apprenticeship Opportunities
These opportunities are available on their website.

Also, we hope the following Unilever apprenticeship related information will also prove of interest:

Unilever Apprenticeship Brochure – Learning & Earning  –  please click here

Unilever Apprenticeships – Business & Technology Programmes – brochure  –  please click here

Unilever Apprenticeships – Research & Development Programmes – brochure  –  please click here

Unilever Apprenticeships – Supply Chain & Engineering Programmes – brochure  –  please click here


Useful websites

Which University – GCSE choices and university information, please click here.

Parental Guidance for CIAG, please click here.


Information for parents

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 25: December 2020

To view, please click here.







Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 24: November 2020

To view, please click here.







Parents’ and Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Information  –  Edition 23: October 2020

To view, please click here.







The Parents’ Guide to helping your child know ‘What’s Next’ – 2020 Edition
To view, please click here. – Parents & Carers Guide to Helping Your Child Begin Their Career Journey are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, the guide has it all.

The full guide will be out next academic year – but they wanted to share a preview version to help you as lockdown continues.

To download your preview of our guide for parents and carers, please click here.


Further information


Student Destinations

For more information, please click here.