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Careers Advice

Anne Parkins; Careers Advisor

Welcome to the Careers Department

Anne Parkins is the Careers Adviser at Altrincham College. Anne is in school Monday to Thursday and is based in the Connexions Room in the 6th form Learning Resource Centre.

Anne works 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
Compiling CVs
Completing application forms
Practice interviews
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:

Email: aps@mail.altrinchamcollege.com   

Tel: 0161 911 8600 or 0161 980 7173