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Student Careers

Careers and Higher Education

Careers Education

At Altrincham College, we feel that Careers Education is vital to the learning of all our students. We embed this in our PSHE programme across each Key Stage, with links through to Further and Higher Education.

Anne Parkins and Toni Jackson-Wilde are our Careers Advisers, and are in school Monday-Thursday and can be found in our Connexions Room based in the 6th Form Learning Resource Centre.

"Pupils benefit from very effective careers education, information, advice and guidance" (Ofsted 2017)

Anne and Toni 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.

Work experience, Young Enterprise and work related learning events; including visits, are core elements of our curriculum for all students. Our excellence in the provision of careers education has been recognised by the award of the Inspiring IAG Award - Gold Standard.

Careers Guidance at Altrincham College

  • Information, Advice and Guidance Gold Award awarded in 2010 and 2013,
  • Careers programme delivered across years 8-13,
  • Connexions Personal Advisers in school 3-4 days per week,
  • Close links with outside agencies for apprenticeship and work-related learning.

Useful websites

Connexions Trafford Website
Information and links to websites which may be of interest to young people in Trafford – you can join us on Facebook.

Find out about and apply for apprenticeships which allow you to earn while you learn at the National Apprenticeship Website:

A Traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.

Research your career ideas

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National Careers Service
Student Ladder 

Information on careers, choosing A-Levels, work experience, university and much more!                                                                             

Careersbox Website
  •                                           The national online careers film and video library showing real people doing real jobs
Career Point
  •                          Includes information on the labour market, apprenticeships and careers

Play the Plotr game to discover careers you’ll love

Enterprise and Work Experience Opportunities

For details on enterprise and work experience, the following links to the National Apprenticeship Service, Government Jobs, Skills and Student Finance websites, can be really useful.

Apprenticeships, Further education and skills

A young person's service providing advice, information, guidance, support and personal development for 13-19 year olds.

Allowing you to post your CV and create cover letters, be matched to jobs that suit your skills and aspirations, and get updates on jobs that interest you.

Helping you access grants and loans, to support you throughout university.

Please view the Inspiring IAG code of practice document below.