CAREERS

FAB Futures offer the opportunity to speak to a Career Coach throughout the academic year on a one to one basis.

We can support you to:

  • Assess your skills and strengths - find the right industry or career
    pathway that suits your skills and ambitions.
  • Plan your education journey - understand and achieve the qualifications you need to be successful in your career.
  • Improve your employability skills - get advice and guidance
    to ensure you are prepared for the world of work and understand what employers are looking for.
  • Find out which careers are available, current salaries and growing industry sectors.
  • Join in the range of events including career fairs, workshops and masterclasses to support you in your career aspirations


CAREERS STRATEGY

Wigan & Leigh College is committed to providing high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all of its students to prepare them to progress into sustainable education, training and employment. Students will be offered a planned programme of activities that will help them choose pathways that are right for them and that are appropriate to the students learning, planning and development.

The College's Careers Leader is Kathryn O'Neill - k.oneill@wigan-leigh.ac.uk

Maria Babu
Maria Babu
A Level Professional Honours Programme – Applied Medical
"I have received tremendous amounts of support. The College provided me with opportunities to meet with employers and undertake work experience within a hospital setting on my professional development days. My experiences included a Medical Mavericks workshop, Emergency Medicine lectures in Manchester, Debate Society, First Aid training and guest speakers from the NHS and Cambridge graduates. This gave me great insight into my chosen career and meant that I was fully prepared for life beyond college and had plenty to talk about for my personal statement. The careers team were fantastic in advising me about how to apply for university and the best approach to take towards my career in medicine. I was offered a place on the Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire and look forward to a successful career in medicine."

Labour Market Information (LMI)

This is an important consideration when you are planning your future career, it helps you to understand where future growth is predicted to be which means better employment opportunities.It also helps you to understand what kind of salaries can be expected in different sectors and for different jobs, this means you can make a realistic future career plan linked to what you want to achieve in your life.

On each course page you will find labour market information that is relevant to the North West of England, providing an insight into local sectors of growth, salaries and skills that employers are looking for. Included below is a tool called LMI for All, this portal connects and standardises national sources of high quality, reliable labour market information to help inform your career decisions.