As part of your careers journey at St John Bosco Arts College, it is our purpose is to help you find yours. Finding your purpose, (means finding a career you are happy and fulfilled in) can and does take time. To assist you, each year has a focused theme.

Year 7 & 8 – Exposure –Is showing you a number of different types of job/careers in lessons.

Year 9 – Educate – Is teaching you how to use the National Careers Service website, access Labour Market information and how to set career GOALS.

Year 10 – Encounters – is visiting a university, understanding apprenticeships and taking each student on a workplace visit.

Year 11, 12 and 13 – Employability – Teaching you how to create a C.V, how to succeed at interview, and showing you how to apply for employment, training and university.

A great first step on your journey, is to understand who you are? And, what are your strengths? To begin use Pearson and I-Could links below: 


Use the tool, it’s quick and simple to use and can help point you in the right direction. 



It’s so important to seek inspiration! Whatever career you aspire to, it’s always best to understand from people who perform the job. A great resource is: I-Could. This website has lots of videos you can explore from different employment sectors as well some amazing personality quizzes to help you understand your motivations. 

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides, to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial fully-qualified careers advisor. National Careers Service. 

Year 11, 12 and 13 Careers

When you reach Year 11 and sixth form, we will be focusing on your employability. Which means helping you to gain employment or, securing either a college or university place. For those not moving on to sixth form and who are looking for a college or apprenticeship please use the links below. Ensure you speak to Antony or a member of staff before submitting your apprenticeship/UCAS application.

To search for the latest apprenticeships - Register for the site, complete your details and draft your answers.

Apprenticeship Information
Amazing Apprenticeships
Not Going to Uni

Local Sixth Form Colleges

Southport College
Hugh Baird College
West Lancashire College
Liverpool Community College
King George V College
Knowsley Community College

Year 12 and 13 - University

Prospects - This is a good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends.

UCAS FE - This website will be launched nationally in September 2014 and is primarily aimed at choices after GCSE. However, it contains a range of resources students will find useful when considering their options such as Careers quizzes.

Getting In - This site has a comprehensive overview of universities, courses and apprenticeships.

Amazing Apprenticeships 

Local University Websites

Universities and Colleges Admission Service
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope University
Edge Hill University
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The University of Manchester
The Manchester Metropolitan University
The Student Loan Company
University of Central Manchester

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