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Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Careers at St Thomas More RC College
In your time at St Thomas More, you will have the opportunities to engage with careers in many ways. You will:
* Make choices about post-14 courses and learning programmes
* Meet local colleges and providers
* Use careers materials to research information on possible career pathways
* Complete schemes of work related to careers learning in CPSHE lessons
* Engage with Labour Market Information to build a picture of the latest job market trends in the local area
* Get independent, impartial careers advice through Positive Steps
* Get information on A-Levels, apprenticeships and T-Levels
* Meet a range of employers at numerous points (careers fairs)
* Sample a college taster day
* Undertake work experience
* Find out about Further Education and Higher Education
* Develop your knowledge of the ‘workplace’
* Consider your future pathways in a purposeful manner
* Develop your employability skills
* Experience careers-related learning across the school curriculum
Careers Information
* Careers information is available through relevant displays, information sent to form tutors, our social media channels on Twitter (@STM_College and @stm_cpshe) and Facebook
* Careers Information can also be found in the CLC
Local Colleges and providers (post-16 pathways)
Local college websites:
Xaverian College (
Loreto College (
Ashton Sixth Form College (
Aquinas College (
Clarendon Sixth Form College (
Tameside College (
The Manchester College (
Stockport College (
What are Apprenticeships?
Why choose an apprenticeship?
Want to start, grow or change your career? Apprenticeships are real jobs with training and are a great way to build your skills and future.
From work with big brands to small businesses, health or public services, you can find an apprenticeship that suits you.
You’ll learn as you go and gain valuable first-hand experience. You’ll also get a salary, all your training costs paid, and other benefits such as holiday pay. And at the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be qualified for a job.
What to expect working and studying
As well as learning at work, you'll spend at least 20% of your time training. Training is related to your job and usually takes place at college, university or with a training provider but could be in your workplace.
Training can be on day-release (which means going to college one day a week) or in blocks, so you may have a week of training in one go.
If you are taking a diploma or qualifications, you may want to top up your learning in your own time too.
You can access lots of information about apprenticeships here (