Statement of Service
What we do?
What we can offer you
Our qualified and experienced Careers Advisers offer professional, confidential advice and guidance to current students and prospective applicants
We will help you;
- Choose the right course
- Research and choose a career
- Apply to university
- Prepare to look for jobs & apprenticeships
How we will do this;
- We offer impartial client centred advice and guidance interviews
- Our staff are qualified to deliver impartial advice and guidance on career choices
We provide current, accurate information, advice and guidance on all college courses
- Our service is supported by up to date resources and careers software
- We also provide a drop in, telephone and email information, advice and guidance service
- We can direct or refer you to external organisations and other college support services
This will help you;
- Understand more about course and career choices
- Be aware of a range of opportunities
- Acquire the skills to plan your next steps
How to contact us
Phone: 0151 252 3607 and ask for Careers Advice and Guidance
The Careers Advice and Guidance Team are based in each college centre located in the Pastoral Hubs. You can drop in to see them or make an appointment from Monday – Friday
You can also book an appointment at the Learning Exchange on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays or alternatively you can drop in on Thursday and Friday.
Opening hours: 08:30 – 16:30pm Monday – Friday
*The Careers Advice and Guidance Team are also available for appointments during half terms ( excluding public and bank holidays )
Apprenticeship Vacancies & Resources
Top 10 Apprenticeship Vacancies:
Early Careers at Morrisons | Our Apprenticeships
Thursday 25th February | 15:00-16:00
Our apprenticeships offer you the chance to find out what life is like inside a business that’s leading the way when it comes to feeding the nation. Not to mention earning cash while you learn and study towards a qualification. Come and chat to our fantastic team from Morrisons for insights into the opportunities available to you! Here’s what we’ll cover…
- Hear from current engineering apprentice, Marcus, who will be sharing insights into the 4-year Engineering Apprenticeship Programme
- Chat to current degree apprentice, Jack, who will be sharing his journey on the Manufacturing Degree Apprenticeship Programme.
- Find out more about the 3-year Food Technology Degree Apprenticeship and the sort of projects you could be involved in on this scheme.
- Uncover hints and tips on our virtual application process and on-the-job skills
- And fire away with your questions during a 15-minute Q&A
Find out how you can kick-start your career today: Click here to join meeting.
School Leavers – one careers fair a month, every month (Nov 2020 – Mar 2021) and LIVE sessions. Choose from five curated virtual sessions from a wide range of industries such as Bentley, Astra Zeneca, The University of Law and many more. If you login you can reserve your place without adding in your details.
Babcock – Babcock is a leading provider of engineering services in the UK and internationally. It focuses on three key markets – defence, emergency services and civil nuclear – and has opportunities for students and graduates from nearly every degree subject. They offer a range of live webinars. To register your interest please visit here.
Chartered accountancy apprenticeship at the National Audit Office –
For more information – click here.
Success At School have put together the latest school/college leaver jobs and apprenticeships at leading employers across the UK. Click here to find out more.
School Leaver Management Degree Apprentice – Click here for more information.
Information about apprenticeships with Jaguar & Land Rover:
More apprenticeship vacancies can be found below:
UCAS – Applying to university
Higher Education vacancies and resources
Join The University of Law for a range of virtual events throughout 2021!
If you’re thinking about studying law, business, criminology, policing or politics at university, these events are not to be missed!
Take part in a virtual true crime murder file. Learn how to develop your personal brand. Speak to a solicitor about their role. Attend a barrister experience day. Find out what university is really like from current students.
Click here to register for these amazing virtual events today!
Interested in a Degree Apprenticeship for a September 2021 start?
Degree Apprenticeships are an excellent chance to:
- Work with leading companies
- Study a BA(Hons) Business Management degree
- Have your tuition fees paid in full
- Earn an annual salary
For more information and to apply please click here.
Opportunities with Jaguar & Land Rover (For Graduates/Undergraduates):
Looking for a job?
Careers Advice and Guidance can help you
- Research careers
- Identify skills gaps
- Update your CV
- Improve your interview technique
- Help you with your job applications
HSBC 2021 Work Experience placement opportunities will be going live week commencing 14th December and students will be able to view and can apply via the Work Experience page.
11th March – How to stand out?
A session dedicated to applications. This will include a breakdown of CVs in general and also aim to demystify online applications. We will also include application hints & tips from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.
Register for this webinar here.
22nd April – How to be the best you?
An exploration of the different type of interviews alongside their purposes. This will cover what signs to look for, and also how you can maximise your chances at success. We will also include different tips and tricks from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.
Register for this webinar here.
Springpod are offering all of these opportunities which are completely free to students (and always will be) – Students can use any of the links below to create their free account and apply.
1. Virgin Media Insight Day – Thursday the 11th of February from 4:00pm – here students can find out more about what it’s like to work at Virgin Media and learn about the apprenticeship programmes they offer
2. Marketing Virtual Work Experience with The Chartered Institute of marketing – 15th of February to 26th of February 2021 – this programme includes around 10 hours of activities and lays a rock solid foundation in knowledge, covering everything from marketing principles to social media and content.
3. Law Virtual Work Experience – 15th of February to 26th of February 2021 – this involves students learning about how legal research, analysis and drafting – as well as contractual interpretation and client communication all play a role indifferent areas of the legal industry.
April Easter holidays virtual work experience:
You can view all the opportunities here.
Online learning and virtual mentoring programme to help young people, aged 18-22, from all backgrounds become job-ready.
Fast Futures is a 12-week programme, backed by employers in the UK (including Barclays, BT, Legal and General, NHS, AstraZeneca), to equip young people with the professional skills that employers need right now.
The course covers 5 modules covering the skills that employers need right now:
1. Unlocking the power of digital and data
2. Marketing made easy
3. Finance fundamentals
4. Working with great teams
5. Adapt and innovate
The programme also offers mentorship from professionals in top organisations on developing employability skills, interview experience and team work.
Applications for the January 2021 programme are now open, you can Register Here.
Who can I contact about Careers Advice and Guidance?
Where can I access this service?
Careers Advice and Guidance Team – Pointing You in The Right Direction
What is confidentiality?
Confidentiality means not telling anyone else about what you have said to us.
We keep your personal and private information confidential.
The college is required to comply with all aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 2018. We take your privacy seriously and ensure all your rights are adhered to.
The careers team record information about you for the following purposes:
- To support your learning
- Monitor and report on your progress
- Provide appropriate pastoral care
- Improve and assess the quality of our services
- Throughout the careers guidance process there is a need to collect and collate information relating to the students and applicants we support
What will we do?
- Explain how we use and store your personal information
- Tell you how we ensure your privacy is protected
What we can’t do
- Work outside the law or college policies, especially safeguarding policies
- Ignore any risks to yourself or others.
How we process and store your data
Throughout the careers guidance process there is a need to collect and collate information relating to the students and applicants we support. Where we collect and record details relating to individuals, for example during one-to-one careers guidance session, students will be informed of our recording and data storage processes. Information regarding contacts and appointments are entered into ProSolution or ProMonitor. Applicants and students will be advised of this at the start of an intervention. Concise advice notes and Career Action Plans will be recorded on the college systems and stored securely.
Careers interventions for current students are recorded on ProMonitor and can be locked for privacy at the request of the student. Where records are stored on Start Profile, students have the option to request that information is kept in the Confidential Notes Section. There will however be a visible record that a careers intervention has taken place. Careers interventions with prospective students are stored in ProSolution.
We store your information on our IT systems which are designed explicitly to secure your privacy.
You have specific rights in relation to our use of your data, to view these rights and find out other information relating to our use of your data please see our Student Privacy Notice which can be found on the college website.
All information is stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act, 2000 (www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga ).
The limitations on confidentiality are explained below:
Due to the large numbers of students and enquirers visiting Careers, individual discussions may not be able to take place in a private area. If students/applicants specifically require a confidential space, we will re-arrange the appointment if a private space is not available at the time.
In explaining the confidentiality policy careers staff will point out that other members of the careers team may have access to individual contact notes and action plans in order to ensure consistency of service and to build on advice previously provided.
Careers staff will keep concise written information on careers guidance provided.