Introduction to careers

At St Thomas More Catholic School we aim to raise the aspirations of our young people. We want to promote better access to all career pathways and enable our students to develop the skills outlook needed to achieve career wellbeing.

Our programme of careers education underpins the Department for Education Guidance (PDF). It will provide students with opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

Careers team members

For any further information about the Careers Curriculum, please contact a member of our careers team.

Mr S Burns
Deputy Headteacher and Careers SLT Link

Mrs N Prior
Careers Leader
Mrs J Rasmin
Careers Advisor
Mr S Brierley
Aspire to HE Lead Teacher
(2017 – present)

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

We recognise we have a Christian duty to encourage and support students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to meet their future aspirations. To support this ethos St Thomas More Catholic School ensures pupils have access to the following CEIAG:

  • At least 1 opportunity for individual personal guidance with an impartial careers advisor before the end of Year 11.
  • A ‘drop-in’ careers office that is staffed and able to offer comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment.
  • Access to local Labour Market Information (LMI).
  • Access to occupational information including work experience, apprenticeships and further education training providers
  • Access to UCAS (information on universities in the UK).
  • A Careers Education Programme built into the school’s curriculum.
  • A Work Placement for the duration of 1 week in Year 10.
  • A Work Placement for the duration of 1 week in Year 12.

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It’s all about apprenticeships! - On Tuesday 12th September forty-five Year 11 students took part in an apprenticeship workshop delivered by a team of ambassadors from ASK. The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme (ASK) is funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Department for Continue reading ...
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Year 12 Work Experience - Year 12 were out on Work Experience Monday 1st to Friday 5th July. A large proportion of the year group were able to secure a placement enabling them to gain a real insight into the world of work. Throughout the week students received visits and Continue reading ...
Languages in Higher Education Sixth Form College - Our Year 10 French students visited Aston University today to experience typical life at university. Continue reading ...
Careers speed network event - On Tuesday 14th May 2019 ten Year 9 students took part in the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Careers Speed Networking event. Continue reading ...
Year 10 work experience week - Year 10 have been out on work experience this week. The majority of the year group were able to source a placement enabling them to gain a real insight into the world of work. Continue reading ...
Year 11 practice interview day - On Monday 11th March St Thomas More invited 23 employers into school to participate in our Year 11 Practice Interview day. We wanted students experience to be as realistic as possible, helping them to develop their skills ready for the world of work Continue reading ...
Students on the Right Track - On Tuesday 12th February, a group of Year 10 students visited the University of Wolverhampton Walsall Campus, to take part in sessions and activities that focused on university courses and career aspirations. Continue reading ...
Bank of England visit - On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November facilitators from the Transformation Trust visited our school to deliver Barclays LifeSkills workshops to Years 7 and 8. The workshops pride themselves on helping young people understand the need to leave school or college with the broader skills that employers look for. Continue reading ...
World Skills Show - On 15th November, a group of Year 9 students attended the World Skills Show event in Birmingham. The World Skills Show is the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event. Continue reading ...
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