Employability and Careers Support
All students at the college are able to access a wide range of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) throughout their time at Loreto.
- Daily careers drop-ins
- 1:1 careers appointments with our internal and external careers advisors
- Volunteering opportunities
- The Apprenticeship club
- Access programme advice and talks
- UCAS tutorials and support
- Personal statement workshops and 1:1 support
- University Talks
- Departmental Careers events
- Access to e-mail updates on weekly talks and local opportunities
- A wide range of taught tutorials on everything from CV writing to Student Finance Support
- Mentoring opportunities
- Unifrog platform
- The college’s annual Careers Fair
- The college careers library
Loreto College’s Provider access statement – Click here
Careers Manager: Mrs Scholes – 0161 226 5156
One to one Careers Advice
One to one Careers advice in College is provided by in house careers adviser Mr Pritchard and independent Careers adviser (Pete Lovatt from North Star Careers) who attends the college one day a week every Wednesday. Students can book an appointment through myloreto or by calling into the Careers area opposite the main college office. Further details can be found on Loreto Daily, Loreto Weekly and in your college email inbox.
Every year we host over 150 Careers related events at Loreto College including talks, workshops and visits with many more opportunities being promoted through weekly careers bulletins and emails. Many of these are organised by individual departments so that students can see what opportunities are opened up to them by the subjects they are studying and more generic events directly by the careers department. These involve personnel from Universities, apprenticeship providers and employers.
This term we already have an exciting programme of events and activities planned to include:-
- Weekly Medics meetings for aspiring doctors , dentists and vets with talks and presentations to prepare students for their application to University
- Support for students wanting to study specific subjects at University
- Involved in the Million Mentors scheme where students are linked with mentors from the world of work
- Talks from Working Options
- EY Futures
- Personal statement workshops from various Universiites
- A visit to an advertising Agency
- Digital advantage Project for students interested in creative and digital industries
- Social Mobility Foundation opportunities
- Apprenticeship Club
- GM Enterprise Network
- Engineering Development Programme
- Media Conference
- University talks and visits
The highlight of the year is the College Careers Fair on 1st April 2019 with over 80 exhibitors including universities, employers and apprenticeship providers. All students are able to visit and discuss their options with a wide range of providers. A visit to a University is arranged for every lower sixth student in June so enable them to find out about university life and make an informed decision about their future.
A Parents conference is held in July to inform parents about HE and career options, student finance and the support offered in college.
Weekly Careers Bulletins
Students are updated weekly about events and opportunities via a weekly careers power point and poster , notices on the college screens and a weekly careers email. We try to give students access to a wide range of opportunities to cover all interests.
Support in college
We offer a range of support in college for students to enable them to make good career decisions and be prepared for Higher Education and working life.
This includes support with UCAS and Apprenticeship applications and personal statements, interview preparation, CV writing, Employability skills, presentation skills, exploring the labour marker, appropriate use of social media and identifying live vacancies and opportunities.
This is delivered through the tutorial system, assemblies; specific software packages in house workshops one to one meetings and presentations.
Work Experience and Contact with Employers
The college has links with a number of employers and promotes these to students. Employers come into the college to our Careers fair and throughout the year to inspire and encourage students to have high aspirations. If you are an employer and interested in developing links with college to provide work experience or support for our students, pleasant get in touch with us via the contact us section of the website.
Students on vocational courses have work experience as part of their course and many courses provide students with the opportunity to have contact with employers. Work experience opportunities are actively promoted to students and we are able to support students to make successful applications to many competitive and prestigious work experience opportunities. In the past few months, Loreto students have gained work experience with Wates Construction. ISG, Deloiittes, Bentley Motors, Ernst Young, Morgan Sindall, The NHS, Arcadis, Manchester Smart Motorways, Thales and the Sharp project to name but a few.
The college supports a range of programme where students are linked with mentors including Million Mentors, Social Mobility Foundation and Teach First Futures
Some Useful General Links:-
Unifrog – a complete destinations platform with a range of information about your next steps.
Applying to University
UCAS Website for information about University courses and applying to University
Which University– a great source of information about choosing a course, application statistics and subject specific advice
Unistats– all the statistics about course and universities to help you to compare courses
The Complete University Guide – University League tables
University Open days
How to find a University Open Day
Find an apprenticeship and sign up for alerts
Live vacancies and lots of useful information about apprenticeships
Information about Apprenticeships on the UCAS website
CAREERS AT LORETO
Careers Manager: Mrs Scholes – 0161 226 5156