Careers Leads - 

Gareth Norman, Assistant Headteacher -

Natalise Smith-O’Connell - Subject Leader for Life Learning -

Hannah Cain


Careers contact for employers

We are always keen to extend our careers programme. If you are a business or employer and feel you can help provide excellent careers information or opportunities for our students, then please contact the school's careers leaders: Mrs Rhiannon Chantler or Mrs Natalie Smith-O’Connell.

The aims of Careers Education at Werneth are to:

  • Develop a careers guidance system that is right for our students, personalising our provision to their needs as individuals.
  • Raise students’ achievement to allow them to develop aspirational but realistic paths into the workplace.
  • Support inclusion and promote equality of opportunity and encourage students to contribute positively to their communities.
  • Encourage participation in lifelong learning, including further and higher education as well as learning through apprenticeships and work.
  • Allow students to develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities through labour market education and independent research.
  • Empower students with access to information and guidance to allow them to independently research their paths into work, college, sixth form, further education, Higher Education and Apprenticeships.
  • Allow students, the opportunity to enhance their skills for work and core competencies in line with our Academies values through the curriculum and independent learning.
  • Allow the students an opportunity to be self-aware of their individual skills and qualities as well as their development needs when researching and making future choices.
  • For our learners to be enthusiastic about their future opportunities and embrace their future.
  • Embrace the Gatsby benchmark model to support our strategic goals in achieving an outstanding school wide careers provision for our learners.

















24th September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

As your child begins Year 11 they will be faced with making choices about their future pathways. With so many options and progression routes available it can be difficult to know which is right for your child. Making the correct choice will have a huge impact on future progression and employment opportunities, in addition to enjoyment and engagement with your child’s chosen pathway.

We want all students who leave Werneth School to be clear about their future, what they will do and how they will progress. As parents/carers you are the single most important influence on the learning and career choices of your child, and we would like to ensure that you are fully aware of the choices available in order to best support your child. There has never been a more challenging time to leave school with 40% of all jobs in 2020 requiring a graduate qualification, students of today will have had 10-14 jobs by the age of 38 and the fact that we are currently preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist!

Due to the current situation, we are now holding a virtual information evening on the website. All of our local colleges and apprenticeship providers have sent us links to their websites and many have sent flyers. Please take the time to look through all of the available information that can help you make informed choices about your child’s future pathway..


Yours Sincerely

Mrs R Chantler

Assistant Headteacher


Post-16 Virtual Information Evening 20/21

Marple 6th Form College

Thursday 24th September 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Saturday 10th October 10.00am - 12.00pm

Thursday 19th November 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Stockport College

Thursday 24th September 4.30pm - 7.00pm


Ashton 6th Form College

Tuesday 20th October 5.00pm - 8.00pm


Loreto College

Saturday 10th October 10-11.30am AND 12 -1.30pm

Sunday 18th October 10-11.30am AND 12 -1.30pm

Saturday 7th November 10-11.30am AND 12 -1.30pm

Aquinas College

Saturday 31st October 12 noon 


Tameside College

Monday 9th Nov 5pm - Wednesday 18th Nov

Clarendon 6th Form College

Monday 9th Nov 5pm

Manchester College

Monday 12th October - Thursday 15 October 5-8pm


You will need to register for these Events on the College website

Check them out! Be curious! Enjoy! Apply if suitable……


Provider and website address

Email address

Powerpoint / presentation link (insert links here)

VFX Meet The Industry - November 2020 online series

Access VFX promotes diversity and inclusion in the VFX industry. This November Escape Studios are partnering with them to bring you Access: VFX Meet The Industry – a series of virtual events to help 15-18 year old understand more about careers in VFXAnimation and Games. Whether you're artistic, have a passion for maths and programming or have an interest in Business and Marketing there is a role in the Creative Industries to suit you.

Hear from professionals working at PlayStation, Industrial Light & Magic, Union VFX, Moonraker VFX, MPC Advertising, The Mill and more

Access VFX: Meet the Industry


10/11/20    -




Online (pick and choose sessions to attend)



Tuesday 10th November

Overview of VFX Pipeline: 3 -4pm

Production Management: 4-5pm

VFX Uncovered with Coffee & TV: 5-6pm

Find out more


Thursday 12th November

Pre-production: 3-4pm

 Routes into the Games Industry: 4-5pm

Careers in HR, Marketing & Finance: 5-6pm

Find out more


Thursday 19th November

The Interactive Department: 3-4pm

 A different career in VFX with Foundry: 4-5pm 

Creative technology: 5-6pm

Find out more



Tuesday 17th November

The CG Department: 3-4pm

 The CG Department: 4-5pm

The CG Department: 5-6pm

Find out more



Tuesday 24th November

Compositing with Viridian FX: 3-4pm 

 The CGI Department: 4-5pm 

Routes into the industry: Apprenticeships: 5-6pm

Find out more


Thursday 26th November

Routes into the industry: Education: 4-5pm 

 Panel Discussion: 5-6pm

Find out more


Contact Us

If you would like to know more information about this event series, please get in touch by emailing:

Tameside College

Clarendon 6th Form

The Manchester College

Pre recorded application session




GM Higher



Colonel Russ Miller OBE
HQ North West
requests the pleasure of your company
for a Live Virtual Broadcast Event and Q&A with
The Army Engagement Team
at 11:30am until 12:30pm
on Wednesday 25th November 2020

You can access and register for the live broadcast here at

Marple College

  • Our assembly presentation video for Year 11’s is finally ready! Please click here
  • Our fist set of Virtual Open Events were really busy and successful. The October Virtual Open Events will soon be here, please let your students know they can register for a place by following these links:


Our online applications for September 2021 start are open on Thursday 1st October at


Aquinas College


Stockport College


Growth Company


Loreto College

Year 11 – Your Next Steps

Saturday 7th November, 2020, 10am-12pm

Aimed at students who are thinking about what do after high school, Your Next Steps will be structured around interactive question and answer sessions, interspersed with presentations covering the curriculum, pastoral support, transition, academic support and stress.  As the event is interactive, participants will be encouraged to ask questions throughout. The entire event will be broadcasted live on Microsoft Teams.  A link will be given to participants when they register to attend the event, which will allow them to take part without having to install the Microsoft Team app.

There’s a live link to our registration form in the attached flyer for you to email to your students, but I’ve also attached the link here: . There’s also an A4 poster about the event attached for you to display at school if you wish.

Please note that registration will close at 12pm on Friday 6th November, 2020.

Reaseheath College

Post 16+


What is an Apprenticeship video Link

Amazing Apprenticeships parent pack link

Apprenticeship Advice Link

SR Apprenticeships - Updated 02/07/21

GM Higher Links


Parent/Carer talks (Y10/11)

30-minute online session

Development level activity

The presentation will provide greater emphasis around the importance of post-16 decision making and the role of parents and carers in supporting learners to achieve their goals. Parents will have the opportunity to chat informally with a member of the team following the talk.

Why HE? – presentation (year 10-11)

30-minute online session.

Provides a more detailed look at higher education pathways, including degree apprenticeships, and how these can be informed by decisions at age 16.

HE Uncovered- presentation (year 8-9)


30-minute online session

Introductory level activity.

Introduces the learner to higher education and links to the importance of GCSE subject choices and attainment as a gateway to success.

Study Skills – workshop (year 10-11)

30-minute online session.

Development level activity.

This session will help learners to develop effective study strategies including managing their time and distractions, note-taking and self-reflection, supporting them to feel more confident in the classroom.

If you would like to book any of these please go on to the link provided and express your interest through the booking form in these links.

Apprenticeship helpful links

Please click to view links

Amazing Apprenticeship Resources Link

T Levels - Resource document Link

NHS Links

March 1st-6th 2021 sees National Careers Week taking place across the UK. 


If you're thinking about pursuing a career in the NHS then the online quizzes are an invaluable way to get personalised NHS career ideas in just a few minutes! Give them a try: