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Careers Programme

Our Vision

At Spring Brook Academy and The Spring Board Project, we are committed to providing all learners with access to a high quality and stable careers programme. We strive to develop our young people and to prepare them for Adulthood. Creating meaningful futures for all underpins the careers programme with the individual at the heart of everything we do.

Our Trust’s Mission at the heart of our school’s mission

– Learning Together

– Learning for All

– Learning for Life

“Belief that all our pupils, whatever their background or ability will be successful and valued”

Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for social mobility: those young people without significant social capital or home support to draw upon have the most to gain from high-quality career guidance.



Intended Outcomes

Provide all pupils with effective careers information, education, advice and guidance. Encourage pupils to make good choices and understand what they need to do to succeed in the careers in which they aspire.

Our careers programme is embedded throughout our curriculum in all year groups. All students receive a rich provision of classroom, vocational and extra-curricular activities to understand and experience a variety of education and vocational activities and how they can be successful in the future.

Our careers programme can be found on the link HERE:

Careers Programme – 2022/ 2023 


How does the programme work?

Spring Brook Academy and the Spring Board Project are committed to providing a planned careers programme for all students that incorporates learning for life lessons, a vocational curriculum, careers activities/events and subject specific careers learning experiences.


The Careers Team

Mr J Hopkins – Careers leader Spring Brook Academy

Mrs Anne-Marie Cripps – Careers leader Spring Board Project


Information for families, parents and carers

As a parent, carer or family member you have a leading role when it comes to your child making decisions about their career. It is important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to you for advice. Below is lots of information and links to websites to support you in assisting your child with their future career choices.




A Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships


Parent’s Guide to Careers: The Parents Guide to Careers


Information for Employers

At Spring Brook Academy we are always looking to develop strong links with local employers. We work with them in our careers programme in various ways.

Some employers come into school and talk to our students about their businesses or apprenticeships. They discuss what the job is like, along with what skills and qualifications are desired.

Some examples of local employers we work with are:

The army

Manchester City

Manchester Airport

Cakebread studios

Wolfpack Strength


For those employers who currently work with us, please feedback your experience by contacting:


0161 883 3431

We are always keen to engage with further employers to expand our curriculum and careers offer further. If you would be interested in working in partnership with Spring Brook Academy please email:


0161 883 3431




Information for teachers

This page also has useful information for teachers to access in delivering the curriculum in relation to the world of work. Please access the following links for careers advice, videos and labour market Information:

Useful Career Videos:

https://learnliveuk.com/videos-index/?category=careers https://www.speakersforschools.org/inspiration/vtalks/vtalks-video-library/ 


Useful TV Series to watch:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mddqk https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p06zhf9j/the-nine-to-five-with-stacey-dooley 


Careers Box:



Youth Employment:


Life Skills:


Labour Market Information and opportunities in Oldham and Greater Manchester

It is important that you understand local and national labour market information so that it is possible to make informed choices and decisions for the future.


Overview of Greater Manchester labour market information

Other careers guidance and information links:



https://gmacs.co.uk/ – careers exploration through Greater Manchester’s Apprenticeship and Careers Service

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – this is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships – the National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. Also advertises current vacancies

www.icould.com – aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality profile quiz

www.startprofile.com – investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area

www.successatschool.org – gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers

www.how2become.com – offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors. Also offers the purchase of resources, compiled in conjunction with professionals working in these fields, designed to enable you to achieve your dream career or course

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – opportunities that exist outside of university

MyCareerSpringboard.org – springboard is for students. It is divided into two main sections: the Career Test and the Career Exploration Tool. 

www.allAboutApprenticeships.co.uk – gives live apprenticeship vacancies, organised by sector or area. Also offers plenty of advice on making applications

For any enquiries regarding careers education, information, advice or guidance or for any feedback regarding our careers programme please contact our Careers Leader Mr Hopkins by email at:


0161 883 3431


Careers Programme – 2022/ 2023



Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

School Hours

M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

0161 883 3431