General careers websites: 


  • National Careers Services is a useful website detailing hundreds of careers including the what the career involves, pay and qualifications needed.

  • iCould is a useful website for Yr. 7-9 detailing different careers and offers a quiz to help identify suitable careers.  

Some popular career sector websites:    


A selection of college websites, detailing post 16 courses, learning support and financial help:



A selection of websites for apprenticeships:

  • Rochdale Apprenticeships - details current vacancies in Rochdale/Greater Manchester and offers registration to receive support in getting future vacancies. There are other training providers that can advertise apprenticeship vacancies on their websites but the majority of these can be accessed via Rochdale Apprenticeships. More precise information can be given in the school careers appointments.

  • Career Map allows vacancies to be selected in the local area.

Further education college websites can also offer apprenticeship opportunities.

Access Manchester


The University of Manchester offers a number of Pre-University schemes that give students a taste of higher education learning, life and the opportunity to earn a reduced A-Level offer to study with us for their undergraduate degrees. Apply during sixth form but keep a look out for when applications open after receiving your GCSE results!

Please click the link below to take you to the Access Manchester website.

St. Cuthbert's RC High School Shaw Road


OL16 4RX

01706 647761