Here at All Saints, we believe careers education, advice and guidance are vital components of a young persons learning and development. We want all our pupils to achieve their true potential, not just in school, but in the wider community and beyond when they eventually complete their time with us.

To support our students as much as possible with their career decision making, we have designed a careers and employability strategy that offers a quality, bespoke careers education plan for all.

Caroline Swarbrick is the Careers and Employability Manager for The Academy. Caroline works hard alongside school staff, employers and other agencies to ensure we deliver quality impartial careers education information advice and guidance. Our aim is to ensure all students leave with the skills and qualities that employers want. We will do our best to support all our students so they make the right decisions and are able to follow the right path to a great future.

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Caroline Swarbrick

Trust Careers and Employability Manager


Tel: 0151 260 7600 The Academy of St Francis of Assisi.

Tel:  0151 230 2570 The Academy of St Nicholas and All Saints Sixth Form College

 – Organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. Includes course information and services for prospective students.

 – Pure Potential helps state-educated students and their teachers and parents with university applications, career decisions and school leaver opportunities.

 – Find out what financial support you can get if you’re going to university or college.

 – Provider of university and related league tables as well as course information.

 – A site for UK students explaining the application procedure for applying to university with helpful guides, advice and FAQs.

 – Prospects outlines graduate jobs as well as advice about work experience, internship opportunities and graduate careers.

 – BC4ME is independent, free and shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs you can get.

Careers Support

 – Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

 – Play the Plotr game to discover careers you’ll love based on your interests, skills and personality, and what action you need to take to get there.

 – Need inspiration for your career? icould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across all occupations.

 – The National Careers Service offer careers advice and support as well as having profiles on over 800 different types of job, from archivist to zoologist.

 – Write a winning CV, with hints and tips as you go.

 – A site that has exclusive work opportunities, can connect you with experts and provide the tools you need to kick start your career.

Volunteering can be a useful way of gaining experience as well as giving something back to society. Work experience may be vital for your chosen career.  It can also give you a sense of accomplishment and can say a lot about the person you are.

10 Good Reasons to Volunteer

  1. Give Something Back – support your local community and help others in need
  2. Personal Growth – volunteering can help you develop your awareness of issues
  3. Personal Benefit – volunteering can help you feel good about yourself.
  4. A Sense of Accomplishment – you may work as a team to complete vital projects
  5. Recognition and Feedback – the work you do will be greatly received and appreciated
  6. Learn New Things – gain an understanding of life away from school
  7. Friendship – meet new people and form new friendships with interesting people
  8. Skills and Experience – learn skills needed for jobs that you are passionate about
  9. To Get a Job – volunteering can often lead to paid employment
  10. To Have Fun – volunteering can be great fun and extremely rewarding

Some useful links for volunteering:

National Citizen Service – UK wide site to help you find voluntary work.

 – The national apprenticeship website offering support and advice.  Over 25, 000 apprenticeship vacancies advertised here.

 – An online directory of Apprenticeships and other training opportunities for young people aged 16 to 18 on Merseyside.

 – A Further Education College based in Sefton and a leading provider of apprenticeships in Liverpool and Merseyside.

 The largest education and training provider in the city region offering Apprenticeships.

 The largest education and training provider in the city region offering Apprenticeships.

 – Jaguar Land Rover’s Apprenticeship Scheme is recognised as one of the best in the industry

 – Liverpool Chamber Training provide professional apprenticeships and training opportunities for school leavers across the region.

 – Various Apprenticeship opportunities in schools and nurseries across the Wirral and Liverpool.

 – Sysco are a leading Liverpool based training company offering apprenticeships, traineeships & business skills courses to adults, employers and young people.

 – A national organisation offering a range of different apprenticeship opportunities across a range of services and industries.

 – The largest provider of construction apprenticeships in the UK.

 – A provider of Apprenticeships specialising largely in Finance and Accountancy.

 – Specialising in the delivery of Professional Services Apprenticeships such as Technology, Web and Social Media, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Financial Services and Business Administration.

 – A local, established provider of Apprenticeships in Business Admin, Childcare, Hairdressing and Barbering.

 – Construction apprenticeships such as Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating, Interior Systems and Carpentry and Joinery.

 – The BBC are one of the biggest names internationally for radio, television, online and digital content and offer Apprenticeships in a number of areas.

 – JTL offer advanced apprenticeships in electrical, plumbing, engineering maintenance, heating & ventilating, and refrigeration air-conditioning.

 – Mode is a Liverpool-based work-based learning provider. Our portfolio includes Apprenticeships in barbering, call centre operations, customer care, hairdressing and performance skills.

 – Alder Training are an education and training provider specialising in training the health sector workforce – offering NVQ Training and Apprenticeships in Healthcare.

 – Based in St Helens, LITE Ltd deliver specialist training and apprenticeships for the Animal Care industry.