Welcome to the Ripley St Thomas Careers page

Our mission is to provide education, information, advice and guidance, giving our young people the correct skills to make the best decisions about their future.

Please scroll down to find the information you need to answer all your careers related questions.

If you require further information or would like to see additional material included on our careers page, please contact our Careers Lead, Mr P. Wilson (Assistant Principal).

We have lots of exciting events planned across all year groups throughout the 2019-20 year.

Have a look at what each year group will be doing throughout the academic year! The focus and frequency will vary per year group.

Careers Provision

  The Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

The Good Career Guidance report published in 2014 by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation identified eight benchmarks that are the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools.

The Ripley St Thomas Careers Programme is being delivered according to the Gatsby Benchmarks, which form a framework endorsed by the DfE.


If you feel that you or your company could contribute in some way to our Careers programme we would love to hear from you.

Whether this is speaking to a whole year group in assembly, assisting with mock-interviews, talking to smaller classroom groups about your area of expertise, becoming a student mentor or attending an informal lunchtime drop-in session, all sessions make a hugely positive difference to increasing our students’ knowledge and experience.

Please contact us at admin@ripley.lancs.sch.uk or via twitter @RipleyCareers if you are able to support our ever increasing careers programme and pathways here at Ripley St Thomas.

Careers Information Evening                                                                                                                             Pupils in years 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form are invited to attend our biennial careers information evening which will take place on Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 7pm until 9pm in the Sixth Form Centre (we would appreciate if all parents could park at the rear parking area or preferably off-site as it will be busy). 

We look forward to welcoming a diverse range of employers and FE/HE providers to advise, present and discuss career and job opportunities with pupils and their parents.

The following employers have confirmed attendance although we are not in control of last minute changes:

Ripley Teaching Alliance (School-centred Initial Teacher Training), Lancaster Medical School, Booths, Deloitte, Connect2Cleanrooms, Nike, Like Technologies, Army, Navy, Royal Air Force, Halifax Building Society, Lancaster Training Services, Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Jo and Cass, Bowker Electrical, Bowker IT, JTL Training, Scott Wilkinson Chartered Accountants, Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand Solicitors, English Lakes Hotels, Jaguar Land Rover, EDF, Lanes Vets, Careers advice and guidance - Miss Kirkbride, BAE Systems, Bright Horizons Lancaster Day Nursery Early Years' Provision, Environment Agency, Ripley St Thomas Sixth Form, Myerscough College, Lancaster and Morecambe College, University of Cumbria, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust - Careers and Engagement Team, Biochemistry, Maxillofacial & Dentistry, Nursing, Radiography, Speech and Language and Midwifery.