The Careers Department’s main purpose is to assist students with the difficult choices that they face when considering higher education and employment.

Tutors, alongside the New Sixth careers advice team, ensure that information and advice is readily available when you need it, either as a member of a group or on an individual basis, through a consolidated programme of careers education and guidance.

Students are helped to recognise future opportunities, develop their skills, decide which direction to take and put career plans into place so that when they leave The New Sixth, they have a clear direction and purpose.

Our careers library is well stocked with up-to-date resources and students are able to access a number of career programmes via the computer network.

The Sixth Sense is our in-house careers newsletter providing students with up to date information and advice. Click here to read The Sixth Sense.

In addition, students may find the following links useful:

What Makes You Tick?

  • Skills Health Check – complete a short quiz to find out what your strengths are and what might motivate you in work
  • VARK Test – it is important to take into account your learning style when making decisions about employment, education or training. Take this questionnaire to find out how you learn best.