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Careers Provision

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”                                     Genesis 2:15

St John Henry Newman Catholic School aims to be at the forefront of careers education. We offer a robust curriculum that gives pupils in all key stages up-to-date, regular, meaningful exposure to the world of work. Whether that exposure be through employer and university visits, external and internal speakers and workshops, or through one-to-one mentoring with companies such as Inspira and our own careers staff, we know that regular engagement with employers and careers information is integral to future success.  We have high aspirations for all of our pupils; we make it our priority to ensure they have high aspirations in themselves. Having strong links with Hello Future, Inspira and the Enterprise Advisor Network allows us to utilise expert advice, high quality resources and give our pupils even more of an impartial experience so that they can select the correct pathways for a successful future.

*Click to access the latest Labour Market Information: Labour Market Information November 2024 


As a school, we are proud of our pupils’ next steps.


Matching Pupils To Destinations

We survey our pupils from years 7 – 13 yearly in order to ascertain their desired career destinations. Where pupils know what they want, we seek to ensure they are well informed about all aspects of their chosen destination. We use this data (Along with Labour Market Information September 2023) to group pupils into different pathways in order to deliver a more individualised, bespoke programme of events for each individual. Where pupils are less certain about their futures, we look to involve them in a more rounded range of activities, and give them exposure to a greater range of employers and advisors, so that they are guided to choose a destination that suits them.

Careers Week

We have a strong careers programme at Newman which can be accessed below. At the end of every half term, Careers Week bursts into life and our curriculum becomes infused with careers information in every subject, at every key stage. Each lesson that week starts with information about a career that is linked to the subject. Curriculum experts in every taught discipline allow pupils to see the relevance of their learning and the careers opportunities that it could expose them to. We timetable a host of alternative assemblies, and look to engage in entrepreneurial and employer based activities for all year groups.



Access to Personalised Online Advice

All pupils at Newman are given a personal login for 'Start' which will provide them with individual support and guidance. Furthermore, we aim to use 'Start' regularly during careers weeks so that pupils can access accurate records about their careers and enterprise experiences.

Who to Contact

If you have any questions regarding career’s education then please contact school:

Mr. Robinson
Careers Leader

01228 404942

Employers can find our Provider Access Policy on our Documents & Policies page.

Find out even more below.

Below you will find generic links to excellent careers sites which will give you further information.

How 2 Become

First Careers is a free-to-use website created to inspire and motivate school pupils to get behind the scenes of some of the most interesting jobs out there.

It has more than 150 job profiles is showcased through engaging videos and interviews, created to reveal a world of unlimited possibilities.

How 2 Become

Careers Resources from

How2become Ltd has a range of books and DVDs to help pupils make career choices.  Their guides also cover recruitment processes, interview questions and psychometric testing.

National Careers Service

This is an excellent site which will help plan your child’s life long learning and career planning. Information is available on all careers including pathways, qualifications and advice on career opportunities in the local area. They also offer a free call back service so you can speak to a trained advisor. Pupils are encouraged to create an account which they can then use throughout their career.

Icould is a good place to start for career ideas, with lots of videos and personal experience.
Click on the link and start browsing, you’ll soon be on your way.  Please click here


Inspira is our local careers centre and can be found at 28 Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DH. Tel: 01228 596272

The Apprenticeship Guide

Your online guide to apprenticeship careers and job opportunities – want to find out about apprenticeships? Choose an apprenticeship, find an employer and contact a learning provider. Click on the link and start browsing, you’ll soon be on your way.  Please click here

Hello Future
Hello Future is a partnership of local universities, colleges and employers who are committed to improving access to higher education for the young people of Cumbria. Click on the link and start browsing, you’ll soon be on your way.  Please click here
Hello Future

New adventures, new challenges,new friendships. If you’re in Year 11, you can take part in this free, action-packed summer programme. Leadership and teamwork challenges in the Lake District, a taste of adult life and independence, and a chance to make a mark in your community.

National Citizen Service

Hello Future

Digital art and media by young people in Cumbria. Learn new skills in photography, video, VJing, animation, graphics, web and mobile technologies, music and sound. Work alongside fabulous local artists, and produce some fantastic work of your own.

Hello Future

Meet new people, develop new skills. We work with local youth groups in nearly all areas of Cumbria, delivering fun, challenging, rewarding group activities in the evenings and at weekends designed to motivate and engage young people.

Hello Future

As a result of feedback gained from pupils and the local community in Cumbria, we have packaged together some helpful advice and useful tips about moving home and managing money.

The guides include practical advice on a range of areas and signposts you to organisations that can help, many in Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Hello Future

The website has interview and CV guidance as well as apprenticeship information to help you get your first job!

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