We are here to offer impartial careers guidance and advice via a range of activities and events which are detailed below. The Careers Department provides students with individual guidance and advice on their options after College, whether it is University, Further Education courses, employment opportunities, Apprenticeships, Year Out placements or Pre-Teaching experience. The College Careers team is also supported by an independent careers adviser. We are located in Room 113 behind the College Library. Students can book appointments directly with the Careers Department to take place when they have a free period.
UCAS opens for applications in mid-September. Current and former students need to link their application to the College. For the current Buzzword and help with applying please see the UCAS Application Guide 2017 link in the Downloads box on this page or contact Careers for further guidance. Please see the Careers Contacts box on this page for details on how to contact the department. UCAS applications need to be completed before the end of November to ensure our internal checking process can be completed, including a reference being written.
For the curriculum policy navigate to Curriculum, Reforms and Programmes of Study.
Careers Fair - January
This event is essentially aimed at first year Advanced Level and IB students as a means of encouraging them to begin thinking about their options after College. Second year students looking for employment opportunities, or who have Higher Education queries, will also benefit from attending. We invite a range of Higher Education representatives, employers who recruit at both graduate and college leaver levels and gap year providers. The event takes place in the Multi-purpose hall where at least 70 representatives are able to display marketing materials and answer students’ queries. The timings of the event are during students’ reviews, giving them the free time to attend the exhibition.
Career Progression Event - June
This is the main launch of careers information for first year students. During the event a choice of 300 talks are available, from which 10 are chosen. Sessions are delivered by employers, Higher Education representatives, gap year providers, former students and College teaching staff. This is where students can explore careers or courses they are interested in and it is also the start of planning for after College.
Post Results Counselling - August
Careers and college staff will be available on results day, and thereafter, to help with clearing and next steps advice.
Annual Student Reunion and Awards Event at Charter Hall – December
Presentation of Examination Certificates and College nominated Awards. The presentation of examination certificates and awards will then be followed by an informal social reception in the adjoining hall. The Awards are a way in which students are recognised for outstanding achievement. This will provide an excellent opportunity for former students and parents to meet with friends, acquaintances and staff from the College. Summer leavers will be invited to this event with invitations being sent out in Autumn 2016.
We love to hear how our former students are doing. Have you recently started a new job, finished a year out or graduated? If so, please let us know by filling out an online form with your new details on our Former Students page. This information may be published in the Reunion and Awards booklet.