Careers & Options


Any student who wishes to meet with our Careers Advisor, Kim Dickson ( for help, support, advice or guidance related to careers and future pathways can make an appointment to see her via email or through Mr McGowan. She will also be available at most Parents’ Evenings at the College and appointments to meet her can be arranged for this too.

The Careers Department provides impartial information, advice, guidance and support for all students at St. Anselm’s College. The aim is to empower students to reach well-informed, reasoned decisions about their future education, training and occupations.

The employment market is changing in ways that makes it more important than ever for students to take personal responsibility for managing their own career development throughout life. For this they need to develop the skills to manage their own career including the abilities to reflect and review, to plan and make decisions, to use information resources effectively, to create and to take opportunities.  Through Careers Education all students are given the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to manage their own learning:

Self Development

• evaluate themselves honestly and realistically
• match personal skills, abilities and interests to careers aspirations

Career Exploration

• find out about opportunities and progression routes, including entry requirements, skills, qualities and the experience required

Career Management

• decision making
• reviewing progress
• goal and target setting
• making applications

These skills are developed in many ways across all key stages via; PSHE lessons, Annual Careers Convention, visiting speakers, practice interviews, conferences such as the HE day, and work experience.


The Careers Library is open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime. This is located between the two main ICT suites (Rooms 212 & 213) in the main building. Individual appointments can be made as required with Mr McGowan or Kim Dickson (Careers Adviser).

Mr McGowan, the College Careers Leader can be contacted on 0151 652 1408 (ext. 230) and by email at


Please click here to register for the Career Connect portal.

H.E. Advisor: Dr C. Cooper (

Career Connect Team (Wirral)
Strand House
21 Strand Street
L1 8LT

Tel: 0151 243 1800
       07790 921 262

Governor in charge of Careers: Mrs Dianne O'Connor