Careers Advice

Careers coaches – further education

Our qualified Careers Coaches deliver one-to-one and group workshops in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support a wide range of activities. These activities are designed to engage you in your career progression and enhance your opportunities for personal and skills development. The service supports your progression into education, training or work.

The team supports students at all levels from entry courses up to level 4.

General careers interviews

During a careers interview the Careers Coach will discuss your strengths, personal qualities, skills and attributes and any possible barriers that may affect your end goals being achieved. Exploring specific career ideas and identifying the different routes into chosen career paths will help you to achieve your ambitions.

A careers interview gives you the information to allow you to make informed decisions in your progression and career path.


We can help you identify the skills that are required for employment and equip you with the skill set needed to produce CVs, apply for jobs, gain interview skills and help with job preparation. Through workshops, tutorials and one-to-one sessions, you will gain the knowledge to effectively search for employment.

Education progression

We endeavour to empower you to make informed decisions on your course progression and the options available to you, to support you in working towards your careers goals. These are conducted through tutorials, workshops and one-to-one sessions.

Apprenticeship advice

We work in partnership with the SEC Workforce Team, to provide you with information about apprenticeships and the different levels available. This will enable you to explore apprenticeships as alternative progression routes into your career choices.

To find out more, please contact our Apprenticeship team at

Higher education

Through the delivery of workshops and one-to-one guidance, you will be supported in applying to higher education, constructing your personal statement and student finance applications. You will have the knowledge to identify degrees to achieve your careers goals.

All of these areas can be covered in one-to-one sessions and group workshops (which will be booked through your tutors).

Career & Progression Programme

The college offer a Careers Programme for students to ensure they develop the required skills and knowledge to be successful and achieve their aspirations and goals. The Careers Programme is designed to link in with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. Stable Careers Programme
  2. Learning from Career & 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 Work Experience
  7. Encounters with Further & Higher Education
  8. Personal Guidance

The programme includes:

Careers fairs & talks

College students have access to employers and apprenticeship providers to gather information and advice about careers.

Universities fair & talks

Advisors from various universities talk to students about their establishment and higher education offers.

Apprenticeship talks

Speak to employers and training providers to find out all you need to know about apprenticeships and if this is a route that will support you with progressing on to your career path.

Progression workshop

Gain an understanding of the different routes that you can explore to support you in reaching your end career goal.

Student finance talk

Representatives from Student Finance England (SFE) present to students regarding the student financial support available to them whilst at university.

And many more!

Contact us

Careers Leads

Strategic Careers Lead – Brad Brooks
Operational Careers Lead – Sally Webb

Contact one of our dedicated Careers Coaches to find out more about our service or to book an appointment:

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