Career Information

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
  • GM Higher
  • Amazing Apprenticeships
  • North Lancs Training Group – Apprenticeships
  • 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

Click the below image to be taken to the Bury Careers Event page.

National Careers Week
This year it took place on 1st – 6th March. The Headline sponsor was NatWest.
National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim was to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education. You can still visit the website below.

Bury College

Applications for courses starting Sept 2021:

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

A range of resources have been designed to support Year 11 pupils who are starting at Bury College this September.

These resources, as well as further information, are available on the Be Bury College Ready portal, which is live on the Bury College website. This portal will give you an overview of life as a student, how to get the most out of your Bury College experience and will support with your transition from school to college.

The online resources include course specific information which has been carefully put together by experienced tutors. These resources will give you a head-start to your studies and provide you with tasks, reading lists and useful information that you can complete prior to joining Bury College.

The Be Bury College Ready website portal can be accessed 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

Bury College would like to invite you to the re-launch of the Virtual Open Event

The virtual event has been updated with lots of new features:

  • Updated information on A-levels, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships
  • Details about T-Levels – our brand-new Level 3 qualification
  • Essential information for parents and carers

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

Holy Cross College

For the latest information from Holy Cross College, please visit

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

They also offer an opportunity with the RAF to mark International Women’s Day, you can read about that by clicking here.

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.

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