Careers Advice and Guidance

School Careers Leader

St Damian’s Careers Leader is Mrs M Henshaw.

Mrs Henshaw’s email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs Henshaw can be contacted on the school phone number: 0161 330 5974


StDamians K PatelMeet our Careers Adviser

Miss Patel from ‘Positive Steps’ is St. Damian’s Careers Adviser offering independent and impartial information, advice and guidance to pupils on their future career plans.

Miss Patel is based in Room 208 every Wednesday [Week 1]  Tuesday and Wednesday [Week 2] to offer careers advice and guidance to pupils. 

During the school year, pupils will have the opportunity to meet with Miss Patel in assemblies, small group sessions, one-to-one interviews or at the Careers Drop In Wednesday lunch-times in

the Lower Library. Miss Patel is also happy to work with parents/carers, attend Parents’ Evening and get in touch with parents if required.

How to contact Miss Patel

Miss Patel can be contacted via school. Alternatively her direct number is: 0161 621 9336 and her email address is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Appointments can also be booked by request via Form Tutors or Heads of Year

Careers Interviews

Careers interviews are confidential one to one discussions which helps pupils develop career management skills and make well informed decisions about their career pathways in the future.

StDamians Careers Drop In

Why going to your Careers Interview is very important

  • It is an opportunity to think and talk about your plans on a one to one basis with a trained, independent and impartial adviser.
  • It can help raise aspirations and increase your motivation to achieve highly in your GCSEs and vocational courses and beyond.
  • It can help with making decisions related to your options after school, whether it is college, sixth form, apprenticeships or other study programmes. It will help you choose the best pathway for you.
  • It can help with college or job applications.
  • It can help with contacting colleges for you if you have not heard from them, have missed appointments or changed your mind on courses.
  • It can help with writing your CV and covering letter for college / job applications.
  • It can help you to search for job/apprenticeship vacancies and tell you how to apply for them.
  • It can help you to consider options post 18 and research them so that you can choose the right pathways/ subjects and courses at 16.

Positive Steps

  • In an ever changing and complex technological world it is more important than ever before that young people get excellent advice and guidance required to ensure that they are able to navigate the huge array of choices available and get the right skills and experience required for future employment.

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