Every pupil is encouraged to set their sights high for their future, regardless of their background or individual circumstances. In order to help them prepare for college, university and the world of employment, we deliver careers guidance through a range of processes designed to develop high aspirations in pupils, encourage pupils to consider a broad and ambitious range of careers and enable individuals to make informed choices and transitions related to their personal, educational and careers development. We also draw on specialist support from local partner organisations.

Through our Leadership specialism and enrichment programme, we develop links with leading local employers in the professions, business, industry and the public, community and voluntary sectors. As well as addressing the pupils and answering their questions about what it’s like to work in their field, we look for exciting work experience and mentoring opportunities with them.


See our Policies and Publications page to access our Careers and Enterprise Policy.

See our Policies and Publications page to access our Provider Access Policy.

See our Policies and Publications page to access our Careers Programme Overview.

 Useful Website Links:

National Careers Service – A comprehensive and good introduction on careers.

National Apprenticeship Service – A useful website to find out more information about apprenticeships.

GMACS – Helps young people explore and design their next steps before leaving school.

The Manchester College – offers an unrivalled choice of courses for school leavers at 16 including vocational programmes (such as construction) and apprenticeships.

Not Going to Uni – A website dedicated to the options available to young people who do not want to go to university (including information on apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, foundation degrees and distance learning courses).

Careersbox – Access to a range of video clips on a variety of professions.

Future Morph – Career opportunities from science to maths.

Get into Teaching – Get into teaching with support and advice from the Department for Education.

Law Careers – A comprehensive, one-stop online resource created for future lawyers.

NHS Careers – Make a difference with a career in health. Get all the information you need to take the next step in your career.

ScreenSkills – The industry-led skills charity with information on careers in the screen industries (film, television, VFX (visual effects), animation and games).


The Academy’s Careers Leader is Aliya Akhter ( / 0161 3297301).

If you would like further information about our careers programme, please contact our Careers Leader.