Careers and skills for young people

Schools are legally responsible for making sure pupils have access to independent and impartial careers guidance that both inspires them and raises their aspirations.

All students in Years 8 to 11, those aged 16 to 18 in schools, further education colleges and sixth form colleges and students with additional support needs are entitled to this support.

Wigan Careers Service

To help you deliver a high quality careers service to your students the Wigan Careers Service can help achieve the objectives of your careers strategy, the aims of the Government’s Inspiration Agenda, and achieve a successful Ofsted rating.

Our aim is to inspire young people, raise their aspirations, equip them with the skills, knowledge, and experience to secure sustainable employment in a rapidly changing economic environment, and enable them to make fully informed choices about their future career.

We do this through a range of tailored approaches based on your organisations specific needs and built around your priorities, which are then delivered by our qualified and experienced team of advisers. 

This includes:

  • Information and support on applying for courses
  • Getting into employment
  • Work experience or training
  • Exploration of different career pathways and options.

All advice provided is based on local job market information and employer feedback.

Please contact us for more information and we will be happy to arrange to meet with you to discuss your requirements.


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Supporting young people in the Greater Manchester area to engage with and progress through mainstream provision, reducing the number of young people who are not in employment, education or training. It is funded by the European Social Fund.




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