Careers


Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG)

The Lowry Academy is dedicated to ensuring our students have meaningful encounters at school which prepare them for their working lives. Careers education is delivered across all subject areas as well as PSHE. In addition, we offer a range of activities and experiences which aim to give our students a full understanding of post-16 opportunities. These include:

  • Form time activities
  • Enrichment days
  • Careers fairs
  • University visits
  • Mock interviews
  • College visits
  • Employer events
  • University mentoring
  • Inspirational guest speakers
  • Presentations from colleges/apprenticeship providers/employers

We have a passion for introducing new and exciting opportunities to enable students to make informed choices regarding their next steps.

Mr P Ince is the Senior Leader for Student Futures and all aspects of careers education. He can be contacted on careers@lowryacademy.org.uk or by calling 0161 921 2144 and leaving a message.

Impartial careers guidance is also provided by Careers Connect and Salford Foundation from Year 8 onwards.

Our careers strategy follows The Gatsby Benchmarks. This is a framework of 8 benchmarks that schools can use to improve the career guidance system. These benchmarks are:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from local career market information
  • Addressing individual need
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • A range of encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Independent personal guidance

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our programme, students complete an evaluation at the beginning and end of each academic year and we complete the Gatsby 8 point guidance compass tool termly. We will closely monitor student feedback and to assess the impact of provision.

For employers

We have good relationships with a number of employers (eg Morson International, BDO Accountancy, and Kenny Waste Management) and hope to build on this network. If your company are interested in working with us, please contact Mr Ince.

Useful Links

National Careers Service including How to write a CV

Career Connect details about careers, learning and living, vacancies for young people, job search advice, interview help, CVs, case studies and downloads .

Goverment Apprenticeships Information offers details of apprenticeships in England. It includes information on what you learn as an apprentice and details of the qualifications you will obtain. Also listed are currently available apprenticeships.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an exciting opportunity for 16-17 year olds to build skills for work and life, while having fun during the school holidays. 35 students have signed up for this summer! Enjoy!

Local Colleges +16

Salford City College
Runshaw College
Bolton College
Bolton 6th Form
St Ambrose
Loreto College