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Careers Advice and Guidance

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At St Helens College, we are committed to supporting our students and prospective students to plan their next steps and make informed choices about their future through impartial careers information, advice, and guidance.

We have a friendly, experienced Careers Team, who can provide lots of support across a range of areas such as:

  • Career options
  • Progression and further training options
  • Job or apprenticeship applications
  • CV writing or personal statements
  • UCAS applications

The College also works in partnership with Shaping Futures, an initiative aimed at raising higher education aspirations, which means there will be lots of opportunities for you to take advantage of should you wish to progress on to university, such as personal statement workshops, guest speaker visits and UCAS workshops.

If you are not currently a student at St Helens College, but are thinking of joining us, and would like to discuss your career options and receive some guidance, get in touch by calling 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Meet the Careers Team

Our Careers Team are predominantly based in Student Services at the St Helens Town Centre Campus and Knowsley Main Campus (Stockbridge), however, they are more than happy to meet students at the STEM Centre Campus and IAMTech Campus too.

To make an appointment with a Careers Adviser, please contact the relevant person below:

Paul Whitehead
Careers Adviser
Town Centre Campus and STEM Centre Campus
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01744 623236

Margaret Bentley
Careers Adviser
Knowsley Main Campus (Stockbridge) and IAMTech Campus
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0151 477 5883

Enquiries Team
0800 99 66 99 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, you can drop into reception at any of our campuses and they will arrange an appointment for you.


The Careers Programme

St Helens College’s Careers Programme is a structured programme of activities, resources and opportunities, which ensures students have access to all the information and support they need to progress towards their future aspirations.

The Careers Programme is reviewed regularly to ensure that the information we provide is up-to-date and aligned to labour market trends and careers benchmarks.

Our Careers Policy and Careers Activity Schedule can be found here.

An Overview

Before you join the College, you will have access to the following:

  • Free information about what courses are on offer and the benefits of studying at St Helens College
  • Guidance around learning support and how we can help remove barriers to learning to ensure you maximise your true potential
  • A one to one interview with a curriculum Tutor to discuss your course application and future career aspirations
  • Access to a qualified, impartial Careers Adviser
Once you have joined the College, you will receive:

  • Ongoing access to an impartial Careers Adviser and Shaping Futures representative
  • One to one support from your Personal Tutor
  • Invitations to university open days/taster days
  • Help and support with personal statements and applications to university
  • Work experience embedded within your programme of study
  • Access to industry-related guest speakers and workshops
  • Trips and visits to inspire your future career decisions

Information for Schools and Organisations

Outreach and School Liaison

If you are a school or another organisation that would like to discuss the careers advice and guidance services that the College can provide to your pupils/students or clients, please contact the School Liaison Team:

Bethan Love
School Liaison and Events Coordinator
01744 623343 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynda Manning
School Liaison and Events Coordinator
0151 481 4609 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about our range of School Liaison services, visit our dedicated page here.

Shaping Futures

Shaping Future

The Careers Team also work in partnership with Shaping Futures (MCOP), an initiative specifically aimed at delivering activities and outreach opportunities to help raise the higher education aspirations of young people in Year 10 through to Year 13, whilst providing impartial advice and information.

Previous examples of activities include utilising Shaping Futures funding to invite Year 10 and Year 11 students from local schools to the College’s annual Healthcare Sciences Skills Show, where they had the opportunity to explore a range of careers in the healthcare science industry and speak to representatives from universities across the Northwest.

If you are an external organisation or school and would like to know more about Shaping Futures and the opportunities available, please contact Lisa Humphreys, Careers Lead on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01744 623225.


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