St John Bosco Arts College aims to give every student the opportunity to fulfil their potential in the career path they choose. We do this through a programme of activities which helps students to choose the 14-19 pathways best suited to their individual aspirations and by developing the skills which will enable them to manage their lifelong career.

We provide a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance for all students in partnership with independent careers advisers and other outside agencies.


The Careers service in school is provided by Mrs Murray and supported by the independent careers adviser Caroline Swarbrick from Connexions.

Where to find us

In the LRC

Opening Times

Wednesday and Thursday  9.00am-3.00pm

One-to-one guidance appointments are available during the school day.  If you wish to make an appointment please contact Miss Lyon

Why might you visit the careers room?

By providing individualised and impartial information, advice and guidance, we can help you, to:

  • Choose and pursue a career idea
  • Find a part-time job
  • Make year 10 and sixth form/post 16 option choices
  • Find an apprenticeship
  • Make university choices
  • Prepare a CV
  • Find a work experience placement
  • Sort your gap year

KS3 Careers

It is never too soon to start exploring your career ideas. Maybe you don’t have any ideas. Why not visit the school library. They have a whole range of books to help you explore different career ideas. Alternatively try looking at some of the websites below? It may help when choosing your year 10 options pathway.

KS4 Careers

You will need to make some important choices in year 11 about your future pathways. Exploring your career ideas will be really useful. In addition to the careers activities which you’ll cover in class you might also want to talk through your ideas and plans with a trained careers adviser. 1:1 appointments can be made contacting Miss Lyon.

There is a wealth of excellent information available on the web. Take a look at some of these websites below.

Sixth Form Careers

University? Apprenticeship? Sponsored Degree? School leaver training scheme? There are a wide range of possibilities and planning your progression from the sixth form is vital. To ensure that you are kept well informed of opportunities and good sources of information the sixth form students are encouraged to access the school careers website.

Further personalised guidance if however available from Personal Tutors and from trained careers advisers in the careers centre.

Useful Websites and Resources

Why not take a look at the Careers Portal. You will find lots of useful information Using the help sheet.

Please use these websites to help you research about future choices, higher education and careers. Click on the icons to access the sites.

Business Partnerships, Enterprise and Citizenship

As a school we have built many rewarding Business Partnerships. We work with Wates Construction to deliver our Enterprise Programme and attendance support for our students.

We deliver work related learning and enterprise education through drop-down days and across the curriculum, using a number of agencies and organisations such as Vinci Construction and BITC.

Individual subject areas organise Aim Higher activities through visits to our links colleges and Universities. In addition, the curriculum is enhanced by key themes relevant to the subject. We have mapped the delivery of work-related learning, financial literacy and careers education within the Citizenship curriculum and there are a number of partners involved with delivery of topics in the schemes of work such as Merseytravel and Barclays.

Pupil entitlement 

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions, taster events and inspirational talks.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses.