Year 11 Career Information to aid your Post 16 Transition

Please use this page to consider your career pathway post 16.

There is a lot of useful information on this page and we will update it as we get information from colleges, employers etc. so keep coming back.

The following organisations are currently covered on this page.

  • Bury Careers Event
  • Bury College
  • Holy Cross College
  • YMCA
  • GM Higher
  • Amazing Apprenticeships
  • North Lancs Training Group – Apprenticeships
  • Alliance Learning
  • The Growth Company – Apprenticeships
  • National Citizen Service
  • Barclays life skills – Choose your next step

Please click here to see a letter to Year 11 regarding post 16 options form Bury Council – Julien Kramer Interim Assistant Director, Education and Inclusion Children and Young People

National Careers Week
This year it took place on 1st – 6th March. You can still visit the website below.

Bury College

Applications for courses starting Sept 2021:

Virtual Open Event:

Virtual Tour:

Preparing for Success Video:

Click here for the video

Be Bury College Ready:

Bury College is still accepting new online applications and conducting interviews by telephone for courses starting in September 2021
Applications can be made by clicking here

If you are already holding an offer to study at Bury College for September, then you need to confirm your place and accept the offer (if you have not already done so) by doing one of the following options:
Log onto the portal:
Telephone: 0161 280 8200

Visit and discover the wide range of opportunities available to you.

Holy Cross College

For the latest information from Holy Cross College, please visit

Watch the Holy Cross virtual tour here

YMCA Training

YMCA Training who now have a location in Bury have a summer programme for school and college leavers. Young people can join them online to explore possible career paths and improve their employability. Come along to a single session or join them for the whole month. Pick and choose, and all for free.

Click here to visit the YMCA Bury page

GM Higher

For a wealth of information visit the Greater Manchester Higher website for some amazing resources here:

Amazing Apprenticeships This website has a constantly updated bank of resources about Apprenticeships including materials on Wellbeing in response to the coronavirus crisis. Twitter @AmazingAppsUK

North Lancs Training Group – Apprenticeships

Their website is very informative 

The Growth Company

They have supported thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers.

National Citizen Service

See their website for the latest opportunities offered by NCS There are FAQs and a live chat function, and if you want to speak to someone directly, you can call 0800 197 8010

Click here for a video with more information on the Bury 2021 programme

Still not sure? Try the Barclays Life Skills tool

This LINK HERE can help you decide what you want to do next.

Careers Events

Health Careers Live:

This event is on Saturday 10th July 10.00am to 5.00pm and is aimed at school and college students, parents and guardians and teachers & careers guidance staff. To book click on:

Apprenticeships External Links

Click here to register to find an apprenticeship through

Click here to be taken to the Rate My Apprentice site, to search all apprenticeships across the UK

Explore the National Careers Service site to gain valuable information on your career pathway