Careers Education

Our aim is to engage you in your own career planning. This will support you with making a well- informed realistic decision on leaving St. Matthew’s based on the; skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained of yourself.

You will gain self-awareness, and will be able to match the outcomes to the opportunities open to you (opportunity awareness).

You will be equipped with the skills required to move along your chosen careers path.

Careers Education Information and guidance lessons are delivered by form tutors and take place during tutoring sessions on a bi-weekly basis.

The different activities that the you will cover on Careers education during tutor time include:

  • Understanding others / empathy
  • Building Relationships for success /understanding different personalities
  • Making Good Impressions / managing Responses
  • Communicating with confidence
  • Setting goals for success
  • Making the right decision / managing responses
  • Managing time effectively
  • Building resilience and managing stress
  • Reality check / life as an adult / my future life
  • Finance for your future / Salaries
  • Options after St Matthew’s

Click here for our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Curriculum Plan document.

All pupils have access to an individual interview with an Independent Careers Advisor during Key Stage 4. The programme of interviews starts during year 10 and continues into Year 11, with the aim that all year 11 pupils will have met with the careers advisor before the applications for post 16 education have to been submitted. 

Pupils from Year 7 will also complete the PiXl Edge programme. Click here to see the themes.

Individual guidance interviews take place with an independent careers advisor who is based in school for 3 days a week.  The formal programme of interviews begins in year 10 and continues into year 11, but parents and pupils of year 8 and 9 can request an interview if they wish. The advisor is also available for consultation at the Parents’ Evenings in Year 9, 10 and 11.

Additional Information and Support

'Education, employment and training' presentation

View or download a copy of the CEIAG Monthly Message 

Careers information

Career Maps 

St Matthew's Careers Education

National Careers Services




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Xaverian College

Connell Sixth Form College

The Manchester College


Oldham Sixth Form College

Holy Cross

Bury College

Oldham College

Salford College

UTC Media City UK

St Monica's Six Form Centre

University Information


The Russell Group

University League Group 


Apprenticeships gov uk

Not going to uni

Retail Sector

Overview of Skills Issues - Retail Sector

Monthly Message Resources