New College is committed to providing students with a high quality Careers Education and Guidance Service. Our aims include helping students to make informed and realistic decisions about their education and employment plans.

The College is committed to providing impartial guidance at all key decision points, whether that is prior to college entry, on entry, during time at college or advice at exam time and beyond.

We hold events throughout the year that include speakers from local universities and employers, and support students in choosing their options beyond college. We work hard to support students who may be seeking employment or apprenticeships with application form preparation, CV writing and interview practice. Individual careers guidance is provided by trained specialist Progress Tutors who have experience in providing careers advice for young people. Careers Guidance interviews are available by appointment.

In 2019 we achieved the Quality in Careers Standard, which is a national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance in schools, colleges and work-based learning.


Good careers guidance helps to inspires students, and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them. The Gatsby Benchmarks provide a guide as to what good careers guidance should look like.

To see the full Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Report (2014), click HERE.

To view our Careers Programme click HERE.

To view our Provider Access Policy please click HERE.


Jeff Finnigan (Manager for Resources, Careers and Data Protection for the Trust)

01977 802790

Helen Lonsdale (Careers Lead and Excellence Academy Progress Tutor)
01977 802720

Emma Chappell-Davies (Careers Advisor & Progress Tutor)

Jayne Ramskill (Work Placement Coordinator)

Jane Rolfe (Higher Education Progression Officer)

Brian Coughlan (Oxbridge Coordinator)

The Role of Progress Tutors and Careers Advisors

Progress Tutors provide career guidance as you plan your next step after leaving us, whether this is university, an apprenticeship, gap year or employment. They will encourage you to research your options and support you along the way, helping you to plan your future, whether that be in the world of work or university.

To contact any of our Careers Advisors, please see details below:.

Emma Chappell-Davies (Careers Adviser and Progress Tutor) – 01977 802710