Careers Programme

What’s Next?”: Making the links between education and a future career

Here at Malbank School and Sixth Form College, we have made a commitment to ensure that all of our students acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their learning and career progression. Through a range of effective careers guidance activities, we aim to support our students to achieve positive, appropriate destination choices and have the qualifications and employability skills to meet their needs.

Meet the Team

  •            Craig Batty
  •             Alan Wilson
  •               Ali Reed


  •           Sharon Yates (link governor)


  • Katie Heirene and Stacey Rutter (The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge)

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman. They define what world-class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision at your school or college.

The benchmarks are enshrined in statutory guidance and as a Careers Leader, it is your responsibility to oversee the implementation of the benchmarks in your education setting.

​The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme ​
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information  ​
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees 
  6. Experiences of workplaces 
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance 

Find out more

For further information on the Gatsby Benchmarks and statutory guidance, please visit the following sites:

 Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth 

Statutory guidance for schools and college

Good career guidance: Gatsby 

Career opportunities for young people within our area

Cheshire and Warrington Portal:

Learn Live:

UK Government Apprenticeship Finder:

Coming Soon:  All Higher Education and Apprenticeships will be available through UCAS!

PDL and Careers at Malbank

Our Careers Programme

  • Overview
  • Events
  • Click on the links below for details of employers and training providers that we have specific links with:


 Reaseheath College | leading land-based college           Reaseheath


Nantwich Town Football Club               Nantwich Town FC

UA92 Manchester Archives - TASS           UA92 

Barclays - Liverpool ONE                       Barclays 

Bakkavor - Vacancy Snapshot              Bakkavor 

Müller (company) - Wikipedia             Muller  

Acacia Training              Acacia 

Useful Links

Advice for parents:

Accessing careers advice:

Subject links – where can my course take me?

How can I get involved?

  • We are always looking for parents and carers to work alongside us. This could be as simple as providing your contact details for future reference, right up to delivering workshops or offering work experience opportunities. If you are interested, please complete the form that can be found here:

Alumni - What do our students do after leaving Malbank?