Careers is based in the Learning Resource Centre in the Kitson Building and is here to help students plan for their future, whether it is progression to Higher Education/University or to an apprenticeship/employment. Qualified and experienced Careers Advisers are available to answer students’ careers queries – it is never too early to begin thinking about future plans and a student’s time at College will pass quickly. Appointments can be arranged in advance using the Booking Diary or students can drop in for advice. At an interview, we help students to produce an action plan to support their progression to their chosen career and we can provide students with information through our Careers Moodle (virtual learning environment) and Library.
We are very proud to have achieved the ‘Career Mark’ accreditation – the nationally recognised award assuring that quality careers advice and guidance is available to our students.
As well as offering individual advice and guidance to our students, the Careers Department has strong links with universities and employers and events such as Taster Sessions and presentations occur throughout the year.
Our annual Higher Education & Higher Apprenticeship Fair is one of the largest of its kind in the county. Over 80 universities/Gap Year organisations and employers and apprenticeship providers are represented. The 2018 HE & Higher Apprenticeship Fair will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 3 July. The 2017 HE & Higher Apprenticeship Fair took place on Thursday 29 June 2017 (afternoon). Parents were invited to attend from 2.30pm if they wished. The YouTube video below gave students an idea of what to expect:
Find out more careers advice by reading our Careers Frequently Asked Questions section.
You can also see a useful Grid of University Course Requirements. These are the A level subjects that universities typically ask students to have studied in order to them to progress onto a particular course – we have included the most popular courses in our list.
Below are some links to organisations that may be useful:
National Careers Service
The Russell Group Guide To Making Decisions About Post 16 Choices
College Leaver Apprenticeship Options
Which University Guide to Degree Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships