Welcome to the Careers Department
Anne Parkins and Toni Jackson-Wilde are our Careers Advisers at Altrincham College. Anne is in school Tuesday to Thursday and Jeni Monday and Friday. They are based in the Connexions Room in the 6th Form Learning Resource Centre.
Anne and Jeni work for Trafford Connexions, a service providing advice, guidance, information, support and development for 13-19 year olds.
Trafford Connexions has been accredited the Matrix Quality Standard for Careers Information Advice and Guidance.
"Pupils benefit from very effective careers education, information, advice and guidance"(Ofsted 2017)
|The main areas of work that Anne carries out in school are|
|1:1 careers guidance interviews||Helping students explore their skills, abilities and interests and to identify appropriate progression routes after leaving school.|
|Motivational interviews||To enable students to aspire to reach their full potential in terms of achieving qualifications and progress onto further/higher education or into employment.|
|Provision of up-to-date information on||Further and higher education courses|
|Qualifications e.g. A-levels, BTEC and degree courses|
|Apprenticeships including higher apprenticeships|
|Voluntary work and work experience opportunities|
|Group work activities||Year 9 - help with option choices|
|Years 10 and 11 - Post 16 options (6th form, apprenticeships or college|
|Years 12 and 13 –Post 18 options (university, higher apprenticeships or taking a year out.)|
|Introduction to Careers software and resources||e.g. KUDOS and eClip|
|Help with||Applying for apprenticeships|
|Completing application forms|
|Looking for part-time work|
|Attendance at||Year 9 - 13 parents’ evenings|
|Year 9 Curriculum Evening|
|6th Form Open Evening.|
For further information, please don't hesitate to contact Anne on:
Tel: 0161 911 8600 or 0161 980 7173