Year 13 Hub

Year 13 Hub

Welcome to the Year 13 Leavers Hub, your go to destination for information on future choices for life after College.  Please check our page regularly for updates which we hope you find useful.

College Support at St Mary’s College 

Please click here to view how our Student Guidance Department offer support for you during your final year with advice on UCAS, work experience and for life after College.

All students should access Pearltrees on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with all the latest updates and resources.

Student Guidance

View the informative guide here which has links of organisations employment and training providers for you to prepare for life after College.

To view useful information and links for seeking apprenticeships, please click here.

Amazing Apprenticeships

Check out a wide range of opportunities on apprenticeships here. On the site there is a guide for Parents which can be viewed here. Click here to view a guide to apprenticeships with everything you need to know from National Apprenticeship Service.

Another resource to find an Apprenticeship is the Government website in which you can create an account and search for Apprenticeships in a subject of interest. Find out more here.

Virtual National Apprenticeship Show

Great opportunity to connect with a range of exhibitors and take part in live workshops as part of National Apprenticeships Week this February.

Labour Market Information

Check out the Labour Market Information resource here which details information about employment in the region.

BAE Systems Apprenticeship and Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities

Check out the virtual events for Degree Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships on offer at BAE Systems. View the brochure of the full list of Apprenticeships schemes at BAE Systems.

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fairs

Don’t miss the virtual fair taking place on Wednesday 11th November. where over 90 universities will be holding webinars throughout the day to find out about going into Higher Education or taking an Apprenticeship. Visit the website for more information.

The University of Manchester – Higher Education Talk 

Check out the presentation here from Huw Peters, Student Recruitment Officer who explains the Higher Education process in details. This includes the benefits of HE, choosing a course and UCAS application process including Student Finance.

Manchester Metropolitan University – Degree Apprenticeships 

View the presentations from the Student Recruitment Officers at Manchester Metropolitan University here, who give an introduction into the world of Degree Apprenticeships. This includes what Degree Apprenticeships are and how they work in practice.

Here are some other useful links to apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University and case studies from students who followed this path.

Lancaster University – Personal Statements 

Jake Brown, School Engagement Lead at Lancaster University has created a session about personal statements with options on what you may want to know more about.

Please click here to view the original session and getting started on Personal Statements, view how to write a successful Personal Statement here with frequently asked questions included. You can also view this presentation with the addition of example Personal Statements here.

Lancashire Constabulary

Make sure you check out the poster here to find out how you can join the Police Force.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

View the employability hub from Pricewaterhouse Coopers here and boost your skills.