Information for Parents

At Wright Robinson students are offered comprehensive advice and a wide range of opportunities to develop their awareness about future careers. We provide a full Careers Programme.

Our Careers Lead Mrs Pugh is available by telephone or email to speak about any matters relating to careers. She also attends Parents’ Evenings for students in Year 8, 9, 10 and 11.


If your child has additional needs Mrs Pugh attends review meetings for students in all year groups and provides information and guidance where appropriate.

Careers Lead: Christine Pugh
(Level 6 Qualified Career Guidance and Development)

Telephone: 0161 370 5121

Useful Resources:

Government School Leaving Age Information 

16-19 Bursary Fund for financial help whilst at college

Our Pass  – Free bus travel for 16-18 year olds

A Guide to Understanding Apprenticeships

The National Careers Service

Free and impartial information, advice and guidance to help you with your decisions about careers, courses and work

National Apprenticeship Service

Information on apprenticeship vacancies.


Information on degree courses, entry requirements.


A free site, take a quiz and find out your course, career and apprenticeship matches here. With links to universities, employers and degree apprenticeships.


Real-life career videos with Labour Market Information


A new careers platform is soon to be launched for students and as it’s online we encourage you to go on and learn all about options for their future and get the latest information.

GMACS is free for anyone to look at, Xello is a website linked to GMACS to allow students to have their own personalised area and develop their ideas as they move through their school years. School will issue login details to each student.

What can I do in Xello ?    

  • Personalise your account
  • Matchmaker
  • Learning Style
  • Lessons
  • Create goals and plans

What can I do on GMACS ?

  • Explore how subjects link to world of work
  • Meet a range of businesses
  • Explore workplaces
  • Access impartial information, advice and guidance about