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Careers & Progression

With so many courses and careers available, sometimes it can be confusing deciding where to start and where a subject can take you. Because of this, we employ professionally trained careers advisers that have extensive experience supporting young people and adults into employment or further training.

They follow a professional code of conduct and are Matrix Standard accredited ensuring you receive impartial and confidential support. Furthermore, our advisers attend frequent careers events across different industries and universities so know what is happening in the job market and in Higher Education. Because of this you can be sure you are accessing modern, informed information advice and guidance.

Careers Education

All full-time students will have access to careers education sessions from induction to the end of their learning journey. Staff and students can book sessions that cater to their group including specific labour market intelligence sessions, CV talks, job interviews, applying for apprenticeships and more. Students can also request sessions if they would like a specific careers session.

1:1 Support

If you are unsure about your career pathway or confused about which course to do, then a 1:1 appointment may suit you – even before you join the College. All 1:1 sessions take part in confidential interview rooms and the information is only shared between advisers and the client. Parents/carers/guardians are also welcome.

Other Help

  • Access to careers information including information about occupations, university and apprenticeship pathways.
  • Job and training vacancies via our Twitter account @HCFEAdvisers
  • Access to computer-aided career choice and personality exploration software.
  • Help with employment, Higher Education choices and any other training/employment vacancies.

The advisers (Mark Lee and Tina Preston) can be contacted via our contact page or phone on 01429 295000.

Associated documents

  • Student Services Statement of Service 2016/17