In order to support our vision of helping our students find their purpose, we need the support of both the public and private sectors. The careers programme is the bridge between education and employment. Therefore our students need to understand, what skills and qualifications are required to be successful in the work place.

There are a number of ways you can engage with us at St John Bosco Arts College. The below table details how. For more information or to arrange a meeting please contact Adam Powell at adam.powell@stjohnbosco.org.uk

ActivityDescriptionDurationPotential Date
Careers Talks
All Years 
Careers Talks are designed to inspire and inform groups of either 20 students or a whole school year of 180 at an assembly.

They would cover the presenter’s:

2.What employers want from young people?
3.Good and bad parts of their job.
4.Pay and Benefits.
15-30 minutes September 2022 onwards.
Careers Fairs
We want to expose our Year 9 students to as many careers as possible. This is so they can make better, more informed choices in the future.

The event will happen during business hours and students would visit all stands in their forms groups, ensuring your time is utilised effectively.

We would like you to discuss your business and it’s opportunities. Whether that be apprenticeships, technical qualifications or career paths. 
3 HoursJanuary 2023
Careers Visit
Year 10/12
Careers Visits – We would like smaller groups of 15 students who are interested in a specific career path to be able to visit your place of work with a member of our teaching staff. The purpose is to inspire and expose students to different working environments. 
2-3 HoursJune 2023 – July 2023 
Mock Interviews
(Year 12/13)
Mock Interviews – Prepare Year 12/13 students for interviews for employment. You will interview 5 students for approximately 30 minutes. The first part of the interview will discuss their CV with the second part consisting of an interview. 
3–HoursNovember 2022 
Work Experience (Year 12)Every Year 12 (sixth form student) aged 17 has to complete 5 days of experience.

It is important for our students to gain access to quality work placements. We understand the impact work experience can have in supporting their UCAS statement or applications for employment. Where we require your support is:

For a 5 day placement in the following sectors:

-Social Media PPC Advertising
-Social Care
-I.T both hardware and software
-Design – Games, Graphic and Web
-Performing Arts
-Finance and Accountancy
-Hotels and Catering
5 Days February 2023 onwards.