Careers Resource Gallery

This is a general website that can provide some useful support
This website is an excellent resource that will allow you to watch video clips of people who have experience of working in a wide range of job sectors from property management, science, marketing, PR and many more.
Profiles on jobs and occupations
This is similar to the website and it provides short films on various careers from Medical, Science, Creative & Media to name but a few.
Advice for school leavers, with a section for parents & teachers too.

Support for pupils and students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Wirral Grammar School for Girls recognises that students with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities, at any age within the school may find it harder to access the careers curriculum. They may find the process of applying for careers or education beyond the school to be more difficult than other students. To minimise any anxieties and/or difficulties they may have, and to help them to overcome those difficulties and thrive, each SEND student is given particular assistance and additional time receiving guidance from the independent careers adviser in school, and agreed bespoke support when visiting Liverpool University in Year 11, and the UCAS Exhibition in Year 12, where this will be beneficial. In addition, they will be assigned bespoke support from Year 10, so that reasonable adjustments can be made to support each student individually in applying for apprenticeships, careers or universities, working with parents/carers to ensure that the student is supported appropriately.

Labour market information

Find out what the graduates from the previous year did- how many had jobs, the types of jobs they went into, and how many went on to further study. This information will help you to get a better understanding of the job market.

Prospects: What do Graduates do?

Higher Education Careers Services Unit: What do Graduates do?

Help with A-level Options: The Russell Group Guide to making decisions about post-16 education
Please note that choices of A levels will vary between departments at universities, so please use this as an overall guide not as a definitive resource. The best way is to contact the Admission Tutor for the subject(s) you are interested in applying to study.

Apprenticeships and Training
Includes information about new School Leaver Programmes
National Apprenticeship Service official website
Work based learning providers across the Merseyside area
Mapped Out resource for Apprenticeship provision.
Digital skills/social media apprenticeships
NHS Careers
A one stop shop for young people looking for alternatives to university
The essential springboard into the job market for school and college leavers
For careers in the Finance Sector
Centre (18+ jobsearch)
Apprenticeship/job vacancies
Apprenticeships, jobs and training for school and college leavers
Vacancies/apprenticeships in 18 industry sector skills areas


Voluntary opportunities for 14 – 25 year olds

Local volunteering opportunities

Aintree Hospital Trust volunteer service

National Citizenship Service programme – take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community.


Information by areas of interest

What University? What Course?

Degree Course Finder –
Push – Guide to UK universities-

Independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things student related.
What uni – university search site –

Easy searching for university courses, university course reviews and college course reviews in the UK.
bestCourse4me –

Shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.
Open University-

Not sure you want the expense of university? Then you could consider an Open University course. Find out more by visiting the above website.

Careers Connect Careers Advisor

Your Career Connect Career Adviser is Elaine Meredith.

Elaine is a professionally qualified Careers Advisor with 17 years’ experience working in the career sector for Career Connect, schools, colleges, training providers and employers across Merseyside. Elaine is Qualified up to QCF Level 7.

Elaine’s aim is to help and support pupils to be independent careers researchers; to encourage students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to successfully navigate their own career path.

“As a careers professional I believe my role is to encourage and support young people with their aspirations as well as broadening their horizons to possibilities.”

Elaine is in school each week

For an appointment:

  • Speak to your Form Tutor or Careers Coordinator 

You can contact Elaine on:


Elainecan provide information advice and guidance to help you take those important first steps in making the most of your career, for example:

  • Employment  
  • Volunteering  
  • CV Support and interview technique  
  • Pathways and progression 
  • Career planning  
  • Psychometric Assessments  
  • Moving on to Higher Education  
  • Apprenticeships  
  • Making decisions