Park High

Careers / Further Education

Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs

Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.

Click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second choice to see the comparison.


Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

We are a school committed to raising aspirations and bringing out the best in all students. Our mission is that our students will leave Park High School with the skills, confidence and drive to achieve their future aspirations and to make a lasting contribution to the communities they live in.

At Park we continue to develop links with leading local employers in professions, business, industry and the public, community and voluntary sectors. Guest speakers and successful accomplished professionals from the local area and beyond visit Park High School to raise aspirations and inspire our students to be the best that they can be.

Within the wide and varied Personal Development curriculum, all students explore their own career aspirations through learning about different future education pathways and career options whether that is in the local community or further afield.

Key Stage 3 Careers Programme Overview

Employment Sectors
Job roles and expectations
A Level and vocational courses
Support with choosing GCSE options and careers linked with specific subject choices.

Key Stage 4 Careers Programme Overview

Employability Skills
Support with writing Curriculum Vitae
Support with writing a letter of application
Interview Skills leading to interview with external employer
2 week work experience placement
Group sessions with college tutors
Support with future education applications.

As a school we aim to provide our learners with an extensive curriculum, that focuses on developing the whole child to prepare them for life after Park. In addition, on a termly basis, we hold pride in our Personal Development Days whereby students are involved in a range of activities that aim to progress each individual into well rounded young adults. Careers and Future Pathways are focussed on during these Personal Development days where our learners experience discussing and planning their future aspirations with local apprenticeships, providers, employers and universities.

Useful Links for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance



Lancashire Police

Lancashire Fire Service

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy


North West Ambulance Service


At Park High, we realise just how important it is to plan for that next step after finishing high school.

Thinking about future careers, making decisions about applications for college, sixth form and apprenticeships may seem like a daunting prospect, but there are many services offering help and advice for students who may often feel it is like taking a giant leap.

Careers advice is given by Form Tutors during mentoring sessions and additional time is built into Year 11 tutor time dedicated to help students with options and applications.

Students can talk to their Progress Leader, their Form Tutor, the Wellbeing Team or Miss. Ratcliffe CEIAG Co-ordinator.

Park High Annual Careers Fair

A school-based event for our Year 10 & 11 students which is attended by local employers, colleges etc. date to be confirmed.

Colleges and Sixth Form 

Both Burnley College and Nelson & Colne College hold 'drop-in' sessions at school most weeks during lunch time, and are booked in to work with all year students during their Personal Development lessons during the year.

Park High students attend taster days at Burnley College, Nelson & Colne College and Thomas Whitham Sixth Form which are organised by the colleges. All local colleges are also invited in to school to host assemblies to our Year 11 students.

A list of colleges that Park High students have moved onto are listed below with upcoming events if known. Please click on each college to link to their website for further information.

Accrington & Rossendale College

Wednesday 16 October 2019 Year 11 Open Event 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 6 November 2019 Interview Evening

Wednesday 13 November 2019 Year 11 Open Event 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 27 November 2019 Interview Evening

Tuesday 10 December 2019 Interview Evening

Wednesday 15 January 2020 Interview Evening

Monday 10 February 2020 Year 11 Open Event 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 6 May 2020 Year 8, 9 & 10 Open Event 5.30pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 12 May 2020 Interview Evening

Monday 15 June 2020 Interview Evening

Friday 26 June 2020 Voc New Student Day

Burnley College

Wednesday 25 September 2019 5.30-8:30pm

Tuesday 8 October 2019 5.30-8:30pm

Thursday 7 November 2019 5.30-8:30pm

Thursday 16 January 2020 5.30-8:30pm

Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Themis, Apprenticeship Open Event) 2018 5.30-8:30pm

Thursday 7 May 2020: Year 8, 9 & 10 Event

Craven College

Nelson and Colne College


Thursday 3 October 2019 Year 11 Open Event & Apprenticeships 5:30-7:30pm

                                          BFC Boys Trials 5:30-7:30pm


Thursday 10 October 2019 Interview Evening


Wednesday 30 October 2019 Interview Evening


Monday 4 November 2019 Year 11 Open Event 5:30-7:30pm

                                           BFC Boys Trials 5:30-7:30pm


Tuesday 3 December 2019 Interview Evening

Wednesday 8 January 2020 Interview Evening

Thursday 16 January 2020 Engineering Apprenticeship Event


Tuesday 4 February 2020 Interview Evening


Wednesday 5 February 2020 Apprenticeships and Careers Expo


Thursday 27 February 2020 Year 11 Open Event and Interview Evening


Wednesday 18 March 2020 Interview Evening


Thursday 23 April 2020 Interview Evening


Tuesday 28 April 2020 Year 8, 9 and 10 Open Event 5:30-7:30pm


Tuesday 19 May 2020 Interview Evening


Thursday 11 June 2020 Interview Evening


Thursday 25 June 2020 Voc New Student Day


Friday 26 June 2020 A Level New Student Day


Tuesday 7 July 2020 Shadow Youth Team Interview Evening





Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Young People’s Service

Careers Access Policy

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At Park we thoroughly enjoy working with a vast range of different employers from different industries and pathways. We are always seeking for more employers to volunteer their time to work with our students to give them an insight into their world of work. If you are interested in being a part of our careers programme and working with our students, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Ratcliffe via email to get some more information on how you can become involved. Contact email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.