Virtual Careers Resources 2020

Co-op Academy Walkden’s Annual  Careers Fair is, this year,  taking place virtually. It is still important that students have an opportunity to find out more about the range of colleges, businesses and apprenticeship providers that are open to them post 16 and so we have put together a collection of presentations and  videos on local providers.

All students will have the opportunity to discuss their career pathways with our Careers Adviser however it is very important that parents are also aware of what is being offered and how their child can apply in Year 11.

Connell Co-op College
Connell Co-op College Open Day Information

Myerscough College

The Salford Colleges

Find out more about Pendleton Sixth Form College, Eccles Sixth Form College, Future Skills, City Skills, Worsley College and Apprenticeships.
Watch their Admissions presentation here: The Salford Colleges-Admissions
Or visit their website:

Xaverian College

Loreto College

Year 11 – Your Next Steps – Saturday 7th November, 2020, 10am-12pm

Aimed at students who are thinking about what do after high school, Your Next Steps will be structured around interactive question and answer sessions, interspersed with presentations covering the curriculum, pastoral support, transition, academic support and stress.  As the event is interactive, participants will be encouraged to ask questions throughout. The entire event will be broadcasted live on Microsoft Teams.  A link will be given to participants when they register to attend the event, which will allow them to take part without having to install the Microsoft Team app.

There’s a live link to our registration form in the attached flyer for you to email to your students, but I’ve also attached the link here: . There’s also an A4 poster about the event attached for you to display at school if you wish.

Please note that registration will close at 12pm on Friday 6th November, 2020.

Bolton College

Bolton College is holding an actual Open event on Tuesday 20 October and Thursday 22 October from 4:30pm-8pm.
Students and parents will have to book in advance. Numbers will be reduced to assist with social distancing and COVID restrictions.
They will also be running a virtual assembly alongside the actual event at the same time. Details can be found on the website or accessing this link:

Wigan and Leigh College

Wigan and Leigh College are holding an Open Event which will take place this coming Monday, 12th October via their online platform.

Find out more and book in using the link below.

Virtual Open Day Booking Guide

National Apprenticeship Service

What is an apprenticeship? If you’re thinking about an apprenticeship when you leave school, this presentation is for you! Matt Leigh, on behalf of National Apprenticeship Service, will guide you through what an apprenticeship is, the different levels, some of the job roles, companies who recruit apprentices and how to apply.

The Juice Academy

Fancy a career in Digital Marketing? The Juice Academy’s digital marketing apprenticeship is a debt-free, fast-track way to get onto one of the most competitive, rewarding and exciting career ladders. Find out what The Juice Academy can offer you and how to apply:

Alliance Learning

Information from Alliance Learning explaining what ‘Apprenticeships’ are and the benefits they bring. There is also a video to show you how to apply for an Apprenticeship via their website.

Alliance Learning Apprenticeship Presentation
Alliance Learning – How to apply


The RAF are actively recruiting across multiple apprenticeship roles, for which our current Year 11 leavers will be eligible to apply for. If you want to chat to someone at the RAF, please email:

You can view the full range of careers available on their website:


Access Creative College

Find out more from their website here:
View their open Day videos on their Twitch channel here:

North Lancs Training Group Ltd

Find My Future

What will your future look like? Learn about opportunities in Salford during #FindMyFuture events.
To find out more visit

Here’s a list of their planned virtual events: Find My Future Virtual Week

UK University Search

UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair takes place on Wednesday 11t November from 12:00-18:00. The event is free, it will feature over 90 universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers, and it’s open to students in Year 13, 12 and 11.

For more information about the event, please click HERE. or visit
Students will need to register themselves for the event.

You can also view all of their autumn term activities here: