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Careers at St James's

Through our CEIAG programme, directly supporting our ethos of ‘Caring for others, Achieving Excellence’ we aim to support the individual aspirations, achievements and needs of all our pupils by challenging stereotypes and celebrating a diverse range of education and employment paths.

We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme using the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Compass+ tool, alongside our own internal evaluations which gather opinions of pupils, providers, staff and parents. The Senior Leadership Team and Board of Governors support the programme and we have a dedicated Governor to support the Careers Coordinator.

Here are some examples of the type of activities you can expect to take part in throughout your time at St James’s: 

CEIAG programme

You can also track the main events on your career journey here:

St James Career Journey

Not sure about your future plan? Have a look at this quick guide:

Career Route Planner

We will be helping you to develop your employability skills. 

Employability Skills

 College/Sixth Form Information

Local college/sixth form details

Post 16 Pathways


Summer 2023

Spring 2023

Autumn 2022

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Post 16 Choices 

Explore useful websites here


Year 11 is a very busy year and it can sometimes seem difficult to think about life after St James’s. Many of you will have a clear idea of what path you would like to take and feel well equipped to apply for colleges. If you need any extra help with this process, which can seem very daunting, there are many people who are there to support you.

People who are there to support

Employability Skills

Employability Skills (including CV writing, Personal Statements, Interview Techniques and Tips, Useful documents and websites, videos and Virtual Talks

Thinking about your career

Don’t forget also to regularly login to your XELLO account for information, quizzes and insights.

Year 10 Mock Interview Information

volunteering and Enrichment

Why is volunteering important?

Latest LMI

Labour Market Information

Industry Specific Resources

Browse Industry Specific websites to help you in your career decision-making.

Employer Information

Information for Employers

Information for Teachers

Information for St James's teaching staff 

For resources to support your curriculum work on CEIAG and for information on Gatsby Benchmarks, please go to the Careers folder on TEAMS. 

Careers Lead and Contacts

The Careers Lead at St James’s CE High School is Mrs C Anderson, Head Teacher. 

Any provider wishing to request access or discuss possible ways they can support our students with their careers education are welcome to contact the school directly. This can include supporting our events in school such as Mock interviews and Careers Fairs or in the work place such as Work Experience and Work place visits while informing students of local opportunities. Please read our Provider Access Policy statement for more information, which can be found on the Employer Information page, along with an Expression of interest form.

To discuss further please contact: 

Mrs D Bleasdale, our Careers Coordinator,  Email: bleasdaled@st-james.bolton.sch.uk
01204 333000

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