Positive Steps

Career Adviser

Careers Advice and Guidance: Sherry England.

I am based in Alder for 2 days per week – Monday and Tuesday.

My role in school involves working with young people in Years 9-11 offering information, advice and guidance in order to help plan for your future, make informed and realistic decisions and manage a successful career.


Kudos is a unique careers matching and information program which helps young people plan their future.

Suitable for 13 to 19-year-olds, Kudos uses individual interests and qualification aspirations to generate a personalised list of career suggestions.

Kudos also inspires you to explore your own career ideas and discover how suitable they are.


In an ever changing and complex technological world it is more important than ever before that young people get excellent advice and guidance required to ensure that they are able to navigate the huge array of choices available and get the right skills and experience required for future employment.

How careers advice can help:-

  • An opportunity to think and talk about your plans on a one to one basis with a trained, independent and impartial adviser.
  • Raise aspirations and increase motivation to success in GCSE’s and beyond.
  • Help with making decisions related to your options after school, whether it is college, sixth form, apprenticeships or other study programmes. I can help you choose the best pathway for you.
  • Help with college or job applications.
  • Contacting colleges for you if you have not heard from them, have missed appointments or changed your mind on courses.
  • Help with putting together CVs and covering letters for job applications.
  • Help to search for job/apprenticeship vacancies and how to apply for them.
  • Help to consider options post 18 and research them so that you can choose the right pathways/ subjects and courses at 16.
  • Working with Parents - attending parent’s evenings and contacting parents if required.

I am available over the school holidays and will be contacting Year 11s to ensure you are all happy with your plans and offer appointments if necessary.

You can contact me in school on my school days (extension 1343) by email sherryengland@positive-steps.org.uk or by telephone 0161 9656

Please visit www.positive-steps.org.uk for further information.