Statement of Entitlement

The world of work is always changing and you can expect to have several different careers and it is therefore vital you acquire skills to manage your own career development.

You will have timetabled tutorials which will include information, advice and self-study programmes to help you make informed choices about careers and higher education plans.

You are entitled to impartial client centred guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers. The College employs its own Careers Advisers. Graham Crossley Careers Manager, Karen Smitten and Emma Chappell-Davies. We also work in close partnership with Careers Advisers from the local Connexions Careers Service.

Careers Guidance Interviews are available in the form of either short “drop in” sessions or more detailed guidance interviews.

The Careers Department recognises the importance of accurate and up to date careers and higher education information. You will have access to a full range of information facilities on the College’s computer network. We have created links to useful careers and higher education sites on the internet. You can access the Careers page via the Student Services link on the NEW College intranet site.

You will have the opportunity to go on work experience and you can request a mock interview prior to university and employment interviews. We arrange a series of higher education visits as well as an annual visit to a Higher Education Convention.

Your parents can arrange to see Graham Crossley at consultation and open evenings. They can also contact a Careers Adviser at College to discuss your careers and higher education plans.

Full Careers Guidance Interviews can be booked outside The Careers Office in the LRC.