Ashton Community Science College Careers

Ashton Community Science College Careers


what we are up too!

All things careers & post-16 at Ashton Community Science College!

Photos from Ashton Community Science College's post 08/09/2023

It's not long until GCSE results day! If you have applied for an Apprenticeship with Training 2000, this is your journey so far and what will happen next 🔽

It isn't too late to apply for Apprenticeship with us if you haven't already. You can find all of our Apprenticeship vacancies on our website, here ▶


We are looking forward to seeing our year 11 leavers at GCSE results day next Thursday from 9am-11am.

Good luck year 11!


Year 11 Leavers (and parents) results day is tomorrow!

Make sure you are prepared for enrolment at your college by looking over the below links:

1) Cardinal Newman: Enrolment is online. Make sure you’ve completed everything on the checklist before your appointment. To access to portal to upload your documents visit >>

2) Preston College: Enrolment is online:

3) Runshaw College: For Ashton, Enrolment is at Runshaw College on Friday 25th August 1:30pm – 4:30pm

4) Myerscough College: Enrolment is online:

For any support with your enrolment I will be in the Hive all morning.
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We want to wish our year 10 students good luck with starting their work experience placements today! A big thank you to all businesses who are helping support our students with developing their employability skills!

Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 30/06/2023

A great morning with our year 10s visiting Cardinal Newman College's foundation learning team! After today’s visit many of the group are looking forward to applying to go to college here in year 11!

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Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 26/06/2023

Last week Talk The Talk came to visit us to deliver their 'Talk About Communication' workshop to our year 9 and 10 student leaders! Talk The Talk have helped develop their communication skills and their confidence to support them in their important roles within school.
We had a great day! Thank you Mike and also to Lancashire Future U!

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This week it was brilliant to see our former student Grace who is now studying Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. She came in to talk about life at university and her pathway into studying there!

Thank you Grace for inspiring our students!

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Good luck to year 11 who start the first day of 4.5 weeks of GCSE examinations 💛

Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 15/05/2023

A big congratulations to our Year 9 Scholars who graduated from The Scholars Programme last week at The University of Sheffield! 🥳

They have all worked extremely hard over the last few months; learning from their PHD tutor and experiencing university-style study, by writing their own 2,000 word essays on the topic of amino acids!

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Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 24/03/2023

We had an inspiring visit to The Queen's College, Oxford University this week. Year 10: explored both Queen's and Teddy Hall colleges; had the chance to ask students questions about university life; participated in a chemistry break-out session; dined and lived like a student in halls; practiced critical thinking by looking at Oxford interview questions; visited The Ashmolean and also explored the streets of Oxford at night with a ghost tour!

Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 03/03/2023

Thank you to Brightside for coming in yesterday to start off our next round of employer mentoring in University study, STEM and Sports careers.
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This week our year 9 Scholar’s began their programme with their PHD tutor. Student’s learned all about Amino Acids. Good luck Scholar’s for the rest of the programme! We are looking forward to seeing how much your university study-skills develop and to also celebrate with you at the end!

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A group of our year 11s visited BAE Systems Academy for Skills and Knowledge yesterday! They spoke to a range of different apprentices, learned about many different careers and had a chance to visit the hangar to learn more about craft engineering!

Ashton Community Science College 09/02/2023

NEW virtual weekend work experience opportunities & BURSARIES AVAILABLE: Students can visit to join a session in their field of interest and will receive a certificate at the end of the day confirming their work experience:

Dentistry Career Day - Saturday 18th March 2023
Medicine Career Day - Sunday 26th March 2023
Midwifery Career Day - Saturday 1st April 2023
Psychology Career Day - Saturday 8th April 2023
Business Career Day - Saturday 15th April 2023
Architect Career Day - Saturday 22nd April 2023
Vet Career Day - Saturday 29th April 2023
Law Career Day - Saturday 6th May 2023
Computer Science Career Day - Saturday 20th May 2023
Performing Arts Career Day - Saturday 27th May 2023

Ashton Community Science College is for any student aged 14-17 who wants to experience different careers or gain work experience in their chosen field. From medicine, law, performing arts, psychology, business or becoming a vet, we have a 1-day online event for you, designed to give you an insight into life in your...


Today we have the lovely Bennet from Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge Guide Dog Group (LABS) to educate some of our students about guide dogs, what their role is, how they are trained and how to behave safety and consciously towards guide dogs users and in fact any dog you come across in the street wether it be a pet or a service dog 🐶🦮

Timeline photos 01/02/2023

Are you considering starting an Apprenticeship once you have finished school? Or are you thinking about a change of career/course?

Why not come along to one of our open evenings and find out about Apprenticeships.

📅 8th & 9th February
🕕 4.30pm - 7.30pm
📍 Training 2000, Blackburn (BB1 3BD)

Find out more and let us know you are coming:


Thank you to Andy and Perry for coming into speak to our students about all the careers and pathways available in the army!

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Our year 10 student leaders learned all about interview skills after school yesterday! Thank you FutureU! Ashton Community Science College

Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 24/01/2023

This term we've been working with Brightside on their careers programme Spotlight! Many of our year 10 and 11 students have signed up to have their own 1 - 1 digital mentor in an area relating to their aspirations. Students have been speaking to Health and Social care professionals alongside apprenticeship experts! Our next opportunities will be for students to have mentors in STEM and sport careers, alongside university study.
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Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 23/01/2023

We couldn't have asked for a better way to end our Careers Week! Thank you to everyone who attended our Careers Fair on Friday. Our students were extremely engaged throughout the day and loved learning more about their possible future pathways with you! BAE Systems Central Lancashire NHS Ashbridge Nurseries MJH Accountants Harrison Drury Solicitors Adecco UK & Ireland Training 2000 Alliance Learning Lancashire Future U The University of Central Lancashire - UCLan Preston College PNE Community and Education Trust Cardinal Newman College Myerscough College & University Centre Blackpool and The Fylde College Army Careers Preston.


We want to say a huge thank you to Lancashire Future U for supporting here at Ashton Community Science College throughout this week!

All of our year 9 - 11 students have been learning about their post-16 & 18 pathway options, alongside learning more about growth mindset.

Students have also had the chance to hear a UCLAN student’s experience of university. This was followed by the opportunity to ask plenty of questions about university study and university life.

We know that after this week, many of our students are feeling more informed, inspired and confident about their futures after secondary education!

Timeline photos 16/01/2023

⚒️ Aspiring Engineers ⚒️

Our Aspiring Clubs are aimed at year 10, 11 and 12 to give them a taster into life as an apprentice

You’ll get an insight into the different areas of engineering using our machinery and other equipment

We’ll cover:
🔩 Milling
🔩 Turning
🔩 Fitting
🔩 Sheetmetal / welding
🔩 Computer Aided Design (CAD)
🔩 CNC machining

When: 4th March - 8th April 2023 | Saturdays 9am - 12noon

For more info and to book your place visit ➡️

Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 13/01/2023

We had a fantastic day at the University of Manchester yesterday! Our new year 9 Scholar's learned all about university study skills; what university life is like and had a campus tour. They're looking forward to starting the Scholar's programme with their PHD tutor next month!

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Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 23/11/2022

Thank you Lauren for coming in today to speak to our students about The University of Oxford. We've had great feedback from the session and plenty of interest!
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Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 17/11/2022

Y9 & 10 Student Leader Employability Skills: Session 1 -Completed✅

Plenty of great discussions about the skills and qualities that can be put on your CV!

Thank you FutureU!

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Photos from Ashton Community Science College Careers's post 11/11/2022

We had a collaborative and creative after-school session with Onside this week. Students from different year groups shared ideas for an exciting project which is currently in development for young people in Preston. They also looked into the barriers and issues young people face, alongside reasons why this may influence involvement in the project.

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