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The designated Careers Lead for MEA Central is Mr D Grimes (Assistant Vice Principal)

At MEA Central, we work hard to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future. Our students will experience careers guidance and education at age-appropriate levels. Our curriculum principles ensure that our curriculum has been developed based on the 'big ideas' in each subject discipline, including careers. 

Our Social & Cultural Capital curriculum also includes discreet CEIAG lessons and character development to build employability skills. 

Year 9 Futures Information (Options)

Please find information from our recent Year 9 Futures evening:


Presentation from Futures Evening 2020

Parent Information

We are committed to ensuring our students get a range of employer and training provider encounters. Parents, employers or training providers that would like to participate in any of our schools careers events please contact the Careers Lead, Mr Grimes.

Other Contacts for Careers:

  • Manchester Targeted Youth Support Service, North Factory Youth Zone 931 Rochdale Road Harpurhey, Manchester M9 8AE, Text/Call: 07487 671241

  • Targeted Youth Support Services Central, The Powerhouse 140 Raby Street, Manchester M14 4SL, Text/Call: 07946 001761

  • Targeted Youth Support Services South, Wythenshawe Forum Library, Leningrad Square, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5RX, Text/Call: 07940 764459

  • Every Thursday Drop in Service at the above addresses:-  Between 1pm-4pm


We regularly review and are now working towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks using the compass evaluation tool. The Gatsby Benchmark will become statutory in 2020, see below for other ways in which we evaluate our careers provision:

  • Destination information (when available)

  • Student, parent and staff voice

  • Employer feedback

  • Visiting partners

  • Partnered with an enterprise advisor


Links to Post-16 providers

Name Link
Loreto Sixth Form College
Xavarian College
Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College
Trafford College
Stockport College
The Manchester College


Student Information

Careers Links 

Useful Links


Which? University –
Find out what to study, where to go and how to get there. Includes advice on: A Levels choices, Career prospects. GCSE choice and university and Student finance.

Moving On Magazine –
Moving On is a fun and informative guide to the options for young people: apprenticeships, work experience, gap years, further education and higher education.

Career Point –
This website is a virtual environment for career information, advice and guidance, labour market information and apprenticeships.

The Apprenticeship Guide –
The Apprenticeship Guide is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to find out more about Apprenticeships and offers a whole host of information to help school leavers make the right career choice.

National Apprenticeship Service –
Visit this website to discover how Apprenticeships can deliver a real difference to young people.

Careers Box –
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aims to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers.


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Careers Strategy 10th Oct 2019 Download
LMI information 24th Jan 2020 Download
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