Careers - Employers

Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Here at St Thomas More, we are keen to continue to build and strengthen our links with colleges and employers in our local community and beyond. 
Our Careers programme is continually being developed and evaluated. We recognise the value of every learner having opportunities to learn from employers about the world of work, employability skills and the personal qualities that are valued in the workplace.
We are working towards full implementation of the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that careers provision is of the highest quality for our pupils.
The Gatsby Benchmarks are:
1. A stable careers programme,
2. Learning from career and labour market information,
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil,
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers,
5. Encounters with employers and employees,
6. Experiences of workplaces,
7. Encounters with further and higher education, and,
8. Personal guidance.
As an employer you can support all our pupils significantly and help us to achieve or goals. We are committed to allowing our young people to positively transition out of secondary school life, equipped for the world of work, with the skills required to solve industry challenges and the knowledge to ensure a successful future.
Business Owners and Employers can support our school by:
Attending a Careers Fair on site here,
Offering work experience,
Offering a visit to your place of work,
Careers Talks/assemblies, and
Pupil Mentoring.
For more information, please contact Mr L Wright (
Provider Access
Pupil entitlement:
All pupils in year 8-13 are entitled to:
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 at each transition point;
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 and taster events;
to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical course.
Management of provider access requests:
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr L Wright at or 0161 336 2743
Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Community Learning Centre (CLC). The CLC is available to all pupils.