Careers Information for Parents

Mill Green aims to provide a programme of activities designed to help individuals to develop an understanding of their needs and recognise their own values, attitudes, skills and interests. The programme also supports young people to make realistic and informed decisions about their future, including options around further education, training and employment. The programme is delivered through an integrated approach with the involvement of a Careers Lead, teachers, support staff, Career Connect advisor, parents and local employers where appropriate. Along with helping to facilitate pupils’ decision-making the programme also helps them to be confident in their transitions from Mill Green to the adult world. 

We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme using the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Compass+ tool, alongside our own internal evaluations which gather opinions of pupils, providers, staff and parents. The Senior Leadership Team and Board of Governors support the programme, and we have a dedicated Governor to support the Careers Lead. 

As a parent or carer, you have a leading role when your child is making decisions about their future. Talking to your child about careers is important. Not only when they are making big decisions, such as options choices at Mill Green and what to do when they transition from school, but also throughout their school lives and beyond. It is important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to you for advice. To support with this, we have collated a selection of information and links which can be accessed below or via the downloads bar.  

Further Education

St Helens College  – Supports young people from 16 through to adults who are working at all levels. The College offers supported learning, foundation courses, apprenticeships, T-Levels, preparation for employment. St Helens also offer BTEC/A levels and Degrees in variety of subjects.

Carmel College  – Carmel College is a Catholic Sixth Form College welcoming students of all faiths and from all backgrounds. The college is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and has a reputation for offering a range of high-quality Foundation Learning courses and BTEC courses.

Knowsley Community College  – Knowsley is a Further Education College, situated in Huyton, Liverpool. They work with young people working at Entry Level 1 – Level 1. The college has pre-Internships and supported internship programmes to enhance employability skills. Students who have GCSE or Level 1 qualifications can apply to their mainstream programme and choose a course based on their skills and interests.

St Helens Chamber of Commerce  – The Chamber of Commerce offer free and impartial employment advice to anyone looking for work. They also support and offer apprenticeships across Merseyside, across a range of sectors including Customer Service, Retail, Warehousing, Health and Social Care, Construction and Information Technology.


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