Careers Advice

Careers Team

Mrs M. O’Donnell –  M.O’

Mrs Senior- Positive Steps Careers Advisor

Careers Information

Mission Statement

At Mossley Hollins High School, we are committed to ensuring all students receive the appropriate level of Information, Advice and Guidance to enable them to make well informed and realistic decisions about their future in terms of education and careers.


Mossley Hollins High School believes that students should be appropriately prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future. Students should have an understanding of how their education will prepare them for the world of work. The students should feel confident in making key decisions about educational and career choices and have a clear understanding of the routes to achieve their goal. This preparation should be achieved through a variety of means such as impartial and independent one-to-ones with a qualified Careers Advisor, careers resources shared across the curriculum, Futures Week, and Taster Sessions at local colleges and Universities.


In response to the updated requirements and expectations of school published by the DfE in January 2018, below is a link to our Provider Access Statement providing information on all the events and further opportunities available for education and training providers to access all pupils in year 8 to year 13 to provide them with information around qualifications (including technical education), employment or apprenticeships.

Services for Students: Our Careers Charter

In every year at Mossley Hollins High School, we facilitate enriching and purposeful opportunities to engage with professionals from the local labour market. This is explained through our Careers Charter. 

As well as our Careers Charter, we also have a rich array of resources in our Learning Hub. This includes prospectuses for local colleges, sixth forms and universities, as well as a range of materials linked to the local labour market.

Services for Parents

There are various services available to parents throughout each year. Below is a list of provision:?

  • Information on Parents Evening (Year nine and Year 11)
  • Booklet for Y11 parents explaining careers guidance in Y11 and post-16 choices.
  • Appointments available with our Positive Steps Co-ordinator, Mrs Senior.
  • Links to websites offering careers support

Services for Staff

To ensure the academy delivers a valuable careers programme to all pupils, it is imperative that all staff are informed of changes to the local labour market.

Y11 form tutors are provided with careers packs, including Open Day information, college application support and guidance on how to book 1-2-1 appointments with our Careers Co-ordinator.

Careers Links

Further Education


Labour Market Information

Other Careers Services

UTCs – University Technical Colleges for students aged 14 to 19

If you have a child who is due to move into Year 10 we can advise you of other opportunities for education starting in Year 10, in Greater Manchester, which you may not be aware of. This does not mean you are required to move your child from their existing school if this is still the best option for them.

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and Studio Schools are set up by universities, businesses, and employers and specialise in technical subjects and focus on developing the skills needed for employment. At GCSE they offer a similar curriculum to a typical mainstream school, as well as their specialist subject.

We strongly recommend that your child discuss their options with our Careers Adviser and our staff before making any decision.

The two UTCs in Greater Manchester are listed below. More information and applications can be made directly through their websites.

Huddersfield Road, Mossley,
Ashton-Under-Lyne OL5 9DP
T: 01457 832491