St. Mary's

Independent Careers Advisor

Angela Callagher

Angela Callagher

Angela Callagher is an independent careers advisor who comes into school once a week to advise students with their career options. Currently Angela is in school each Wednesday during term time.

Angela’s background includes:

  • Qualified careers adviser – Level 6 Careers Guidance and Development, Career Coaching, IAG Level 4, registered member of CDI (Careers Development Institute).
  • 30 years’ experience of working with Lancashire employers across all sectors
  • Delivered Employability training for 16 years including; CV workshops, applications, interview skills, self-esteem and awareness.
  • Worked in Human Resources, Recruitment and Education for Public and Private sector.
  • Worked with schools, colleges and government organisations to prepare and support people into work.
In school the careers advisor provides:
  • A one to one interview to discuss transition from school to their next steps.
  • Impartial information on the various options such as apprenticeships, A’ levels and vocational paths.
  • Discussion of Labour Market Information (LMI) on the opportunities available locally.
  • Discussion of what employers are looking for from young people entering the work place.
  • Person centred advice on the choices available.
  • Ensure all options are explored and decisions are well informed.
  • When appropriate help young people to be aware of their potential and overcome barriers to achieving success.
  • Advice and guidance to all so they feel empowered to make decisions or know where to get the relevant information.
  • Signpost young people to further research their decisions.
  • If relevant create actions for them to undertake.
  • Delivering assemblies and facilitate group work to enhance young people on the range of careers available to them.