Careers Lead: Lorna Shields

[email protected]

0151 2604044

Careers Programme

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For more information or to arrange a meeting please contact the careers lead Lorna Shields:  [email protected]   Phone no: 0151 260 4044.

This information will be reviewed March 2024.

As part of your careers journey at North Liverpool Academy, it is our purpose to help you find yours. Finding your purpose, (a career you are happy and fulfilled in) can and does take time. To assist you, each year has a focused theme.

  • Year 7 – You and Your Career – Explore what is a career and identify your own skills.
  • Year 8 – Motivation – Find out what motivates you and explore Enterprise Skills and how to become an Entrepreneur.
  • Year 9 – Making Informed Choices – Discover how your interests link to option choices and future career paths. Make your own personal development plan using Labour Market Information and the National Careers Service website.
  • Year 10 – Preparing for your Next Steps – Learn how to research career paths, write a CV and how to revise and prepare to exams.
  • Year 11 – Successful Destinations – You will experience a range of post 16 options, attend a Career and Skills Show and get support with applications and your preparation for your next steps.

A great first step on your journey is to understand who you are and what your strengths are.

Pearson – Use the tool, it’s quick and simple to use and can help point you in the right direction.

I-Could – It’s so important to seek inspiration! Whatever career you aspire to, it’s always best to understand from people who perform the job.

A great resource is: – This website has lots of videos you can explore from different employment sectors as well some amazing personality quizzes to help you understand your motivations.

National Careers Service – The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. You can create your own lifelong learning account and access a range of useful tools from real-life case studies and careers guides, to web and telephone chats with independent, impartial fully-qualified careers advisor.

 Year 11, 12 and 13 Careers – When you reach Year 11 and sixth form, we will be focussing on your employability. Which means helping you to gain employment or, securing either a college or university place. For those not moving on to sixth form and who are looking for a college or apprenticeship please use the links below. Ensure you speak to Antony or a member of staff before submitting your apprenticeship/UCAS application.

To search for the latest apprenticeships – register for the site, complete your details and draft your answers.


Year 12 and 13 – University – This is a good resource for anyone thinking about university, careers you can reach from your subjects and job hunting trends. This website was launched nationally in September 2014 and is primarily aimed at choices after GCSE. However, it contains a range of resources students will find useful when considering their options such as Careers quizzes. This site has a comprehensive overview of universities, courses and apprenticeships.

Below is list of local universities:

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope College
Edge Hill College
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The University of Manchester
The Manchester Metropolitan University
The Student Loan Company site
University of Central Lancashire


Further careers information for parents:

Our purpose, is to help our students find theirs. We understand how important careers decisions are, this page is designed to assist you with that process – by providing you with a range of resources that can help you.  If you wish to arrange a careers appointment with Antony Stagg, our independent careers advisor, please contact us on 0151 260 4044 or email at [email protected]

Careers Advice is not just for Young People. Parents/Carers also need support to help young people make tough and challenging decisions. Careers advice for parents is a website that has been set up by careers professionals and recommended by the UK Career Development Institute. ‘Careers Advice for Parents aims to give you an easy-to-read overview of all the essential facts on finding jobs and apprenticeships or choosing further and higher education courses which could make a real difference to your child’s future career prospects.’

 Labour Market information – We provide both students and parents with information on local opportunities. During in school careers opportunities delivered between Years 7-13 students are given relevant and useful careers information and are given time to reflect about employment pathways in the future.

The links below provide information on the future for employment within the Greater Merseyside Area.

The four primary growth sectors within the region:

Apprenticeship Links – To apply for local apprenticeships and find out more information on how they work please see the links below.

Further careers information for Employers and Training Providers: In order to support our vision of helping our students find their purpose, we need the support of both the public and private sectors. The careers programme is the bridge between education and employment therefore our students need to understand, what skills and qualifications are required to be successful in the work place.