At St. Gabriel’s students develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. They are readied for the next stage of education, employment or training both through their lessons and in-house CEAIG. Where relevant, they gain qualifications that allow them to go on to destinations that meet their interests, aspirations and the intention of their course of study. Careers information is embedded and woven into our curriculum throughout.

In Year 7 pupils are introduced to the concept of careers. Pupils are provided with information on careers pathways through our personal development lessons and assemblies.

In Year 8 pupils build on their experiences in year 7and start to have encounters with different companies and organisation through careers cafes and workshops.

In year 9 in order to support pupils options choices, pupils have a dedicated careers day, and careers lessons in personal development time. Additionally, they have a ‘future’ pathways evening and careers links are included in subject time. Furthermore, they have encounters with companies and organisations through careers cafes and careers week.

In year 10, pupils have arranged one to one meetings with a careers advisor. Pupils have a dedicated careers time in the calendar and are provided with up to date information on the labour market. They get opportunities to work with numerous external agencies and companies and aspects of further education such as University living are introduced. Apprenticeships that follow on from secondary education are also brought to their attention and school ensures the ‘Baker clause’ is adhered to.

In year 11, pupils are further encouraged to link their GCSE to careers. Pupils are provided with one to one support with a careers advisor. Pupils are provided with CV and college and apprenticeship application support. Pupils attend assemblies with FE providers in Bury and other independent training providers. We measure our impact through destination data and feedback from various stakeholders.

Careers School Priorities 23/24 

These priorities are based on the continual evaluation and monitoring processes with all stakeholders that inform our careers programme

  • Continue to increase pupil awareness of post 16 pathways including apprenticeships and T-levels
  • Work with curriculum leads on opportunities for carer-based learning within their subjects
  • Establish links with current parents/carers and alumni to explore the wide range of careers experience within the wider school community

Nominated link: Mr P Killion,  Assistant Headteacher. Contact via email: or Telephone: 0161 764 3186.

CEIAG Link Governor – David Ball

Careers Advisor Positive Steps – Kimberley Nelson

Careers, Information, Advice, Guidance

Careers Overview

Parental Information

Parent and Student Information

Assessment of Careers Programme and Destinations Data

Labour Market Information

Provider Access Policy

Useful Websites For Further Careers Advice

GM Labour Market

LMI Useful Links


St Gabriel’s is fortunate to be partnered with the North West Comino Creative Consortium.

NWCCC is a Community of Practice funded by Comino Foundation to work with schools across Greater Manchester.

They are committed to helping young people experience learning in settings that link the curriculum to real life practice. Through real-life learning, students experience learning opportunities in industry and through cultural partnerships. Our collaboration with Comino and other partner schools has enabled us to enrich our students’ curriculum experiences and provide opportunities in the creative and digital industries.

Our partnership work has included:

What does it Mean to be Human? – In this project students were able to engage with a range of mentors through leaders from the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights and poets from Manchester’s Young Identity poetry collective. Students were involved in a series of interactive poetry and performance workshops. Students wrote poems and performed their poems at a Human Rights Event at Bury Met.

Summer schools at McCann Advertising Agency – This project gave students the opportunity to experience first-hand how it feels to work in the creative communications industry at their Cheshire site

Clive Booth Photography Project – The internationally renowned photographer Clive Booth worked with our GCSE photographers on a brief of ‘Identity’. Clive led a worshop with students in the classroom and this helped inform their project which was critiqued later in the year by Clive.

Poetry in Residence – Working closely with the Manchester Poetry Library & MMU, students worked with post-graduate creative writing students and their English Teachers. Following a trip to the cultural partner of the National Football Museum, students produced a body of work that was displayed in the museum.

From Public Life to School Life – Former MP James Frith delivered a project to students which then involved a project in which devised a campaign around the subject of voting. Students then visited London to see Westminster in action.