Careers Support at New College

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.

See our latest Careers Newsletter


To view our Careers Programme click here.

To view our Provider Access Policy please click here.

For enquiries relating to our Careers Programme, please contact:

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

 01977 802790

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:

Helen Lonsdale (Careers Lead and Excellence Academy Progress Tutor)

01977 802720



Emma Chappell-Davies (Careers Adviser and Progress Tutor)

01977 802710


Excellence Academy

A large number of New College students progress to higher education each year. We provide specialist advice for students considering applying for competitive courses such as dentistry, medicine and veterinary science, as well as supporting students applying to universities from across the country. Students who may be considering applying to either Oxford or Cambridge have a specially designed programme delivered through the Excellence Academy.

View information about the Excellence Academy HERE


Work Experience

New College encourages all students to participate in the Work Experience Programme.  For some it may be an integral part of their course.  For more information about work experience, click HERE