Sir John Thursby Community College Careers Programme Information.

In December 2017 The Department for Education published the new careers guidance strategy.

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are a key element of the strategy and are as follows:

  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 work places
  7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  8. Personal Guidance

For an overview of our careers provision and how this meets the Gatsby Benchmarks, please click below:

Gatsby Benchmarks

The careers programme is reviewed, evaluated and updated at regular intervals throughout the year with the support of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC).  We measure and assess the impact of the careers programme against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks with feedback from parents, carers, students, staff, employers and external providers.

Sir John Thursby Community College works within a Careers Hub with the support of the CEC to achieve the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

The school policy for CEIAG can be viewed by clicking the following link.

Careers Policy

The policy can also be viewed in the policies section of the school website.

Careers Lead Contact

The Careers Lead at Sir John Thursby Community College is Corwynne Whitehead. 

Any provider wishing to request access should contact Registered Careers Adviser - Corwynne Whitehead.

Telephone: 01282 682313 ext.21161


In addition to the careers programme the following support is also available:

Careers Guidance Interview

A careers guidance interview is an impartial, one-to-one meeting between students and a professionally qualified careers adviser.

A careers guidance interview is not like a job interview - there are no right or wrong answers.  These meetings are to offer support and advice about post 16 options they can also help students to recognise their skills qualities and interests so that they can make well informed and realistic decisions about their future career.

During the meeting the students are offered; accurate and up-to-date information, the opportunity, if suitable, to complete a personality-based assessment which helps individuals to know themselves better, alternative sources of information and help if required, an action plan to help them move forward.

A record is kept of each meeting and shared with the students.

Bright Futures Careers Office

The students are welcome to drop in to speak to Mrs Whitehead at break, lunch time and after school every day.

College prospectus, training provider information, employers contact details and application forms are all available for students to access.  There is also lots of information regarding Universities and open events information.

Parents Evenings

Mrs Whitehead will be present at Years 8, 9, 10 & 11 Parents Evenings, Y8 Options Evening for advice on options.  Local colleges and training providers will also be present at these events.

Careers and local labour market Information

Useful Websites  

Job Search

Career Ideas

Volunteering Opportunities

Higher Education

Local University Websites:

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service:

University of Central Lancashire:

Lancaster University:

University of Liverpool:

Liverpool John Moores University:

Liverpool Hope College:

Edge Hill University:

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts:

The University of Manchester: 

The Manchester Metropolitan University:      

Career Choices

Local Government Jobs:

Academic Careers Vacancies:

Appointments for Teachers:

Appointments for Teachers:

Healthcare Jobs:

British Veterinary Association:


Institute of Plumbing:

Industry Training Board:

Institute of Civil Engineers: