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Careers Education, Information,

Advice and Guidance

At St Matthias students receive careers education, support and guidance through a series of PSHE lessons, extra curricular activities and one to one personal advice, with a specific focus on the transitions years of 9 and 11. Students have access to the school’s independent Careers Advisor and staff who can help guide them in making informed choices about their future pathways and career aspirations.

In KS3 learning includes:

  • An Introduction to careers including exploring careers online

  • An introduction to local labour market information

  • Raising aspirations through challenging stereotypes and misconceptions about careers

  • Developing enterprise skills and looking at workplace entrepreneurs

  • Looking at personal aspiration and developing career aspirations

  • Identifying learning strengths and setting goals as part of the GCSE options process

​KS4 learning includes:

  • Further developing enterprise skills including an enterprise project and developing effective communication skills and teamwork

  • Post 16 options and applying

  • Employability and interpersonal skills for employment and the wider world

  • Considering career options

St Matthias students have the opportunity to attend careers exhibitions, university days and college taster sessions, participating in programmes such as Aspire to HE and Aston University’s Keith Bradshaw Healthcare Programme. Workplace days and employer experiences are offered with local employers such as the NHS and Jaguar Land Rover and in school they are able to take part in initiatives with external providers such as the Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership, Aspire to HE, Inspiring Futures, Medical Mavericks and Graham Construction in an effort to inspire and encourage students to recognise and achieve their full potential throughout their time in school.

Careers Team


Rebecca Neath – Careers Leader - Information, Advice and Guidance

Marie Crofts – Independent Careers Advisor

Emma Phillips – Head of PSHE

Louise Seddon  - Social Impact Business Partner GRAHAM Construction Buildings South Division


The school welcomes feedback from parents, students, teachers and employers on both the careers information given via this website and its careers programme. Please direct feedback / enquiries to the Careers Leader on

Employer/Parental Support

St Matthias is always looking for new and different opportunities to offer in our careers programme to further enrich the learning of our students.


If as an employer or parent / carer you would like to help us inspire and motivate our students around the world of work by sharing your professional or business experience please email

Useful Websites​

Independent and impartial careers information

Government website offering impartial advice on all aspects of careers

Careers website offering advice and guidance to students who are making key choices at 14, 16 and 18. Exploring different qualifications and job sectors.

Workbox is a resource offering information on looking for learning, training or work in the Wolverhampton area.

Government website offering a range of information on apprenticeships, including local vacancies

First Careers offers guidance to primary and secondary school students in making decisions about future careers and professions.

Careers News

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