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There are a variety of opportunities to explore when considering what step to take towards your future career, including full-time courses, part-time courses, degree-level courses and apprenticeships!

Careers guidance for students

The College offers information, advice and guidance to help students plan their next step after College.

This includes:

  • Your Bright Future website with information & advice about opportunities, making a decision, putting plans into action, and an online jobs board.
  • Group tutorials covering careers, job & university applications and money management.
  • Information & resources for parents.
  • Individual support for careers decisions, CVs, applications, personal statements & interviews is available from Student Experience and Progression Officers.
  • Guest speakers from industry and universities.
  • Trips to employers and universities.

Careers plan & strategy

> College Careers Strategy (Word)

Careers, information, advice & guidance programme calendar

Our careers programme aims to ensure every learner has access to information, advice and guidance to support their next steps. We believe that the programme below will support our learners to develop the right skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them to achieve their future career goals.

> Careers Programme (Word)

Making the decision

We understand that making decisions about your future can be challenging. Useful careers websites are listed below, and our helpful Careers Leader, Rachel Ireland, is always on hand to talk you through your options.

t 01539 814769

Our Open Events offer a great way to explore what’s available and find the best match for you.

Useful careers websites


Inspira offers free, impartial career advice to young people and adults. Book a chat with them here.

Your Bright Future

A website dedicated to your next step! It also includes a local jobs board.

Start Profile

A free national website that covers all the stages of career planning - explore your skills & interests, see suggested careers and find relevant courses, apprenticeships and jobs close to where you live.


Answer questions about what you find interesting, and they'll match you with job groups containing more than 400 job profiles.

National Careers Website

This site includes a range of job profiles, employability tools and career advice.


Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship.


A national search engine. Volunteering is a great way to discover what you like and don’t like doing. It also gives you valuable work experience, which looks fantastic on your CV. Contact employers directly if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Careers support for schools

We offer a range of free careers services to schools, including:

  • Assemblies & workshops on post-16 and post-18 options
  • Attendance at careers fairs
  • Mock interview support
  • Taster days & visits

For more information, please contact Adele Mundy, our Student Services Manager.

t 01539 814734