Careers: Aspiration at MHA

Manchester Health Academy – Opening Doors to any course, any job, anywhere.

We passionately believe that all students can be successful if they show real effort and determination to do their best.  Aspiration is one of our core principles and this includes having high expectations of our students academically.  Good examination results will prepare students to move on to further and higher education, including university and a successful career.

Academy Designated Careers Lead

Vice Principal – Ethos and Culture, Ms Sarah Murdoch

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Academy Careers Advisor

Jennifer Gibson

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Individual Careers Advice

Careers advice is provided for students by Jennifer Gibson.

Jennifer  is based in our dedicated Careers Room, situated on Sykes floor (middle), opposite the Attendance Office.


The Academy actively builds partnerships to support our Careers Education, Advice and Guidance for our students.  Current partners include:

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester United Foundation

GM Higher

Manchester Metropolitan University

Morgan Sindall Construction

Salford Red Devils

Aspire to Be

The Academy has an exciting careers talk programme where students can hear from various professionals about their careers, job roles and career paths, Aspire to Be.

National Careers Week

The Academy fully engages in National Careers Week each year.

Useful Links:


UCAS Progress

National Careers Service

Find An Apprenticeship

Health Careers

Careers for Care

Tomorrow’s Engineers

Career Map

Electrical Careers

Go Construct

Greater Manchester Apprenticeship and Careers Service

Continue Your Careers Research At Home

As well as meeting Lisa in school, you can undertake lots of research, and boost your employability skills, in your own time.

Year 11 Employability Skills in Lockdown

All About School Leavers

Our mission is clear: we help school leavers get jobs and understand the career paths available to them.



Use the tags to browse careers advice for school-leavers and graduates.



From accountants to zookeepers, get a first-hand view of jobs and ideas for your future.



Careersbox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs.



Do something different every day in the NHS.


The Official Graduate Careers Website

We guide millions of students to make the right choice. Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles.


Opportunities from Science and Maths

Always fancied helping some of the world’s poorest people but don’t know how? Getting an engineering degree might.



Explore careers in our employer sponsored transport worlds.


National Careers Service

We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.


Bright Knowledge

Three of the world’s top 10 universities are in the UK, according to the latest World University Rankings.


UK Course Finder

Course and university search with information about more than 40,000 courses from over 500 institutions in the UK.



Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.


Hot Courses

Expand your career opportunities with a professional qualification.


Plan your future career and choices

Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide.


Job Search

It only takes a few seconds.

Careers Advice for Parents

Exploring Careers

Bright Knowledge
Input Youth Job Guides
TES Growing Ambitions
All About Careers
National Careers Service Job Profiles
Prospects Job Sectors
School Leaver Programmes (Connexions Hertfordshire)


Search for Vacancies (new version)
Parents Guide
Applicants Guide
Apprenticeship Guide
Get My First Job

Interviews, CVs etc

Which CV?
Interview Cheat Sheet
Preparing for Interviews
CV Writing Tips
Cover Letter Tips
C&K Job Search Help
Job Market Success

Career Questionnaires

Big Five Personality Test
Buzz Quiz
Career Steer
Careers Report
Hospitality Guild Test
Prospects Planner
University of Kent Explorer

"There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices and persistence.” Michelle Obama, Lawyer and Writer