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St Thomas More

Catholic School


Useful Links


Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability.

Start includes:

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
  • Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

Log in at: 

See Mr Ruggiero for your username and password.

Apprenticeship Links

An apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow your daughter or son to earn while they learn, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from engineering to accountancy, public relations to veterinary nursing. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond.

National Apprenticeship Service -

The Apprenticeship Guide

Amazing Apprenticeships

Not Going to Uni 

University Links


Russell Group -

Unistats -

Student Finance -

Which? University Guide 

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. Their website includes several useful career tools including a skills health check tool and a course selection tool.

STM Careers Wakelet 

There are an enormous amount of opportunities and learning resources online that can support you throughout your career journey. On our careers wakelet, you will find: 

• general career and sector information  

• work experience opportunities 

• apprenticeship and job vacancies  

• university schemes  

• super-curricular activities 

Careers Suggestion Box

What industries are you interested in?

Do you want to learn more about university or apprenticeships? 

Click here to complete the St Thomas More Careers Survey.

Progression 2019/20

Year 11

57% of Year 11 progressed to the Sixth Form, 39% went on to Further Education with other providers, 2% went in to Training/Employment and 2% were unknown.

Year 13

% going to Russell Group

17% of those going to university

% going to University


% employment/training


% further education


% moving abroad


% unknown


% gap year


Progression  2018/19

Year 11

55% - progressed to our Sixth Form

30% - moved on to Further Education with other providers

1% - moved into an apprenticeship

1% - moved abroad

13% – destination unknown


Year 13

81% - progressed to university

13% - progressed to an apprenticeship

5% - progressed to education or training

1% - moved abroad

0% - destinations unknown

Return to the main Careers page here