Careers information advice and guidance is delivered in Cansfield school by Wigan Careers Service, This service is” a bought in” service  for students in Years 9, 10 and 11 to ensure they have all the necessary impartial information advice and guidance regarding their future; option choices when in year 9, and post 16 options such as College, Training providers, Apprenticeship, University, Volunteering, Traineeships.

The linked named careers adviser is Joan Courtney, who is in school on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Joan has been a careers adviser working for Wigan Council for thirteen years, and also works in two other main stream secondary schools within the borough. When she is not in school she can be contacted via email or by telephone 07910949770.

Wigan Council Vision:

Confident Place – Confident People

Wigan Council Values:

Confidence in the borough

Putting people first

Efficient and business like

Always keen to do better

One team, one council

Wigan Careers Service mission statement:

Wigan Careers Service’s mission is to provide impartial and independent careers information, advice and guidance to young people which actively raises their aspirations and allows them to develop the skills to become effective lifelong career planners. We want all young people to reach their potential, to enjoy successful and rewarding careers and to contribute positively to Wigan’s economy. We believe this can most effectively be delivered through strong partnerships with local stakeholders including learning providers, employers and parents.

Wigan Careers Service Values:






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