Careers and Higher Education

St John Bosco College (SJBC) is committed to providing our Sixth Form students with careers education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) .  

We offer a diverse programme which effectively supports student transition from Post 16 to Post 18.  

At SJBC we deliver a comprehensive careers programme to enable students to make accurate and informed decisions on their choices through the advice and support given to them throughout the year. Some of the opportunities we provide include: 

  • Fact to Face/Virtual Lectures from University Admissions tutors on student life, finance, applications, and interview techniques. 
  • University trips  
  • Work Experience (Year 12) 
  • Personal, one-to-one support in preparing your UCAS personal statement.  
  • Interview Preparation 
  • Creating a personal profile (https://www.startprofile.com/)  
  • 1:1 Guidance interviews 
  • Industry speakers 

Whichever path students choose, be it university or the world of work, our careers team will be there to support every step of the way.  

Start Profile

It is compulsory for all sixth form students to sign up to Start Profile. It is a careers education platform that supports students in researching the next steps.  

Start profile ( www.startprofile.com)  will ensure that sixth form students;

  • develop a deeper understanding of their progression and careers preferences. 
  • research and compare the options available
  • make decision based on personal suitability and the availability of options.
  • prepare for future employment
  • create and refine their personal profile
  • demonstrate the application of their skills
  • build information that can support with personal statements
  • research universities and apprenticeships options

All students are expected to use this platform as a working action plan at least  one hour+ per week.

For impartial careers advice:

https://nationalcareersservices.direct.co.uk or https://www.fasttomato.com/

Other useful links:

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

www.ucas.ac.uk/how-it-all-works/explore-your-options/events-and-open-days

UCAS open days search tool

www.gov.uk/student-finance (student room also has excellent pages)

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships-programme