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Careers Advice

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Careers and Enterprise

At Reddish Vale High School we are committed to providing a planned programme of impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and enterprise education for all students across Years 7 – 11.

Mr A. Sholes is the Careers Advisor at Reddish Vale, you can contact him by calling school on 0161 477 3544 or Email:  

The table below provides a brief outline of the careers provision students will experience in each year group.  The programme is personalised and differentiated to ensure relevance and progress in students' learning, development and knowledge.

Year 7

  • To understand the career choices that are open to you.
  • Developing your employability skills.
  • Planning for the future.
  • Developing links from classes to careers.
  • Go Digital Project.
  • Digital Her Project.

Year 8

  • Choices Day – what pathways are right for you.
  • What your strengths are and how to use them.
  • Which job will match my strengths and what do I need to work on.
  • Developing links from classes to careers.
  • To have an increased awareness of which career opportunities are open to me.
  • World of Work project.

Year 9

Pupils will receive 8 hours of dedicated CEIAG training within curriculum time.

  • Making Important Decisions.
  • Knowing what qualities employers look for.
  • Developing skills employers want.
  • Developing links from classes to careers.
  • Work Sector Visits

Year 10

Pupils will receive 6 hours of dedicated CEIAG training within curriculum time.

  • CV Building
  • Interview preparation
  • Application preparation


  • Post-16 options talks with LA Careers advisor. (Easter)
  • Meet the employer event.
  • Work Sector Visits
  • Go further Project.
  • Barclays Life skills.
  • College Taster days.
  • Mock Interview day.

Year 11

  • Further Education presentations.
  • Regular talks from LA Careers adviser.
  • Application workshops.
  • Engagement Post 16 evening.
  • Practicalities of making applications.
  • Further exploration of options

























The Careers team is continually implementing exciting career and enterprise opportunities extra to what is outlined. These may be in school or with external agencies providing a wide range of chances for pupils at RVHS.

In addition, all students have open access and individual timetabled meetings with Mr Sholes/ Mrs McGowen, careers advisors. Mr Sholes is based in the Performing Arts Block and Mrs McGowen is based in the Library Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more Information of Careers or Enterprise at Reddish Vale High School please contact:

Mr Sholes

Tel: 0161 477 3544