How can I access Careers Advice and Guidance?
• Booking a Careers appointment – you can book a careers appointment at reception, by emailing Alice or Liz, visiting their offices (L1 or L2 in the library).
• Tutorial programme – Your Progress Tutor will deliver a range of career related activities throughout your time at QE. Presentations and resources are available on the Tutorial homepage and via your Classroom.
• Career website – The Careers website it available via the college homepage, you will find a wide range of resources there including templates for CVs, links to useful websites and presentations covering a range of topics including apprenticeships and interviews.
• Unifrog – all QE students have access to Unifrog via your college email. You can use it at home, on your smartphone and anywhere with an internet connection. Store important documents, favourite careers guides, and create shortlists.
• Global Bridge – if you are interested in apprenticeships or jobs then you will be able to create an account with Global Bridge a careers platform enabling you to promote your skills to employers. Email email@example.com if you would like an account.
• Lunchtime talks, Trips and Careers activities – throughout the year the careers departments run a variety of trips and activities for you to get involved in. Opportunities are advertised in the college bulletin and through tutors.
• Careers resources in the library – there are books and flyers in the library near the careers offices, so help yourself to the most up to date information and advice.
Careers contacts in college
Since the courses at QE are usually only for two years, you are expected to review your career aspirations regularly and to seek advice as necessary. Providing careers guidance is a whole college effort and QE staff are committed to delivering excellent support. Integral to this support, the Progress Tutor assists you on a one-to-one basis as part of the regular interview cycle and will also deliver sessions covering a range of careers topics, making sure that you have the information essential to making informed choices.
• The College’s Higher Education and Careers Advisors provide advice and in-depth interviews for students. These Advisors have expertise in employment, apprenticeships and higher education applications. They are Alice Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org and Liz Bryan email@example.com, they can be found in L1 and L2 offices in the library.
• Our Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator, Sarah Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org, supports NECOP students to explore their potential with targeted activity including: university visits, talks, practical activities, mentoring and contact with employers.
• We have a designated Oxbridge Co-ordinator, Simon Nicholson, email@example.com, who has successfully supported students to gain places at Oxford and Cambridge.
Work experience can be a very useful tool for exploring careers and developing your skills. Having experience can set you out from the crowd and help you to develop your network of contacts who might help you in your future job searching.
The College’s work experience week is in July, but you can take part in work experience at other times of the year to suit your needs. Make sure that you record and evaluate your work experience on Voyager.
Sarah Griffiths can provide you with support regarding work experience firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome feedback on our careers provision so if you would like to share your views please do so here.