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Hi, I’m Nicola Patalano, and I’m the Careers Wales Adviser, attached to Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School.  I’m based in school 3 days per week and have an office on the 2nd floor (Maths corridor).  If I am not in school, please email to book a meeting. 

My main role in school is to offer careers information, advice and guidance to support pupils in years 11 to 13 with their transitions. This is usually done via face-to-face careers interviews for those pupils needing the most support but may also be via email or texts for those pupils who are more career focussed.  I can also help year 9 pupils choose their GCSE subjects. I may also deliver group sessions to pupils from time to time.

I am part of a larger team at Careers Wales who support the school.  To find out more about the team please see the attached booklet below.


Other Links for Careers and Pathways are here:


The following colleges are some alternatives to attend aside from our own 6th Form provision.

Bridgend College

Home - Cardiff and Vale College (

NPTC Group of Colleges - More Than Just An Education



Apprenticeships | Careers Wales (


Getting a Job | Careers Wales (


UCAS - UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education

Prospects (graduate opportunities) -