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 annual College Careers Fair in April 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.
We work to ensure that all young people are able to develop the skills needed to achieve paid employment, skills of independence and develop themselves beyond the classroom in preparation for adulthood so that they are able to become active members of their community.
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, please 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
Opportunities for Providers
Loreto College takes seriously the responsibility to support our students in making choices that are based on their skills, interests and aspirations. In addition to our ever increasing links with a range of universities and employers. Loreto College’s Careers department are keen to welcome visits from other institutions including University Technical Colleges, FE colleges, Apprenticeship Providers and New Institutes of Technology.
If you are a university, employer or other provider and would like to be involved with arranging a visit to the college we would encourage you to get in touch.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Careers Leader.
Details can be found here
There are a range of events, integrated into the college careers programme which offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. A more detailed outline of the opportunities that are provided for students can be found above.
CAREERS AT LORETO
Careers Manager: Mrs Scholes – 0161 226 5156