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Careers Information

Careers Leader

Mrs Julie Barnett (Vice Principal)

Tel: 0161 223 9915


Careers Co-ordinator

Mr Caroline Roberts

Tel: 0161 223 9915


Melland High School is committed to providing a planned programme of impartial careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and Enterprise Education for all students. The curriculum incorporates a wide range of planned activities, based on outcomes for pupils that develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in lifelong learning and work.  CEIAG is an inclusive, broad and balanced programme of careers education and personal development that provides young people of all abilities with the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’ in class, throughout school, in the local community and by access to a range of specialist professionals eg. SALT, careers and work contexts.

Learning is complimented by themed learning days, enterprise projects, jobs fairs, college visits, enrichment activities (work experience or supported internships) and as part of their overall education which is broad, balanced, challenging, inspirational, challenges stereotypes and promotes equality of opportunity.

Activities are personalised to ensure progress for learning and development, and to strengthen motivation, aspirations and attainment at school. Students develop an awareness of the extent and diversity of opportunities in learning and work to make informed choices based on an understanding of available options.  Students, parents and carers are supported throughout so positive progression is made to navigate transitions during the academic and vocational choices students will make during their time at Melland High School and beyond.

Careers Information for Employers

At Melland High School we are always looking for opportunities to enrich our students’ curriculum and for chances to collaborate with new partners, whether it is through employer / employee encounters, workplace visits, visits to institutions of further / higher education, or work experience placements.

Our Careers Programme is published here, please feel free to take a look.

Sixth-form students have the option of participating in work placements. Work experience is an excellent way for students to explore the working world and get perspective on life outside of the classroom. Work experience is always very sought-after, and we are fortunate to have some wonderful employers who help make this happen.

At Melland High School we are committed to meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks; we ensure we meet benchmarks 5, 6 and 7 through forging, developing and maintaining positive relationships with external providers. Please see more information about these benchmarks below:


Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.


Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.


All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning.

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If your business thinks it can help us with our careers offer as part of our school's ongoing expansion, please contact Caroline Roberts by email at

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
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