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Careers Advice and Guidance

The Careers Advice and Guidance team is currently experiencing extremely high call volumes relating to new student applications, please bear in mind that our responses will be slower than usual. You can still contact the team by calling 0151 252 3607 or emailing, we will endeavour to get back to all enquiries as soon as possible.

What We Offer

Our qualified and experienced careers advisers offer professional, impartial and confidential advice and guidance to current students and prospective applicants. We provide:

  • Impartial guidance interviews
  • Help choosing the right course, researching careers, applying to university and preparing to look for jobs
  • A drop-in, telephone and email information, advice and guidance service. Please note drop in options are not currently available whilst the team is working remotely.
  • Referral to external organisations or other college support services

This will help you understand more about courses, career choices and the range of opportunities available to you.

Our Advisors

Careers Advice and Guidance (CAG) is delivered by a team of Matrix accredited, fully qualified and impartial careers advisors who are available throughout the week, year round.  Speak to a member of the team about the options available to help you make the right choice about your next step – we’re here to help!

Your Views

We want you to be happy with our service. We collect feedback from guidance interviews.

Gatsby Foundation Benchmarks 

The College’s careers programme is guided by eight Gatsby Foundation benchmarks which underpin our approach to careers education, information, advice and guidance.

We aim to:

  • have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers and employers;
  • provide good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities;
  • offer different career guidance needs at different stages where opportunities for advice and support are tailored to the needs of each pupil;
  • link curriculum learning with careers for a wide range of future career paths;
  • facilitate opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace;
  • provide first-hand experiences of the workplace to help with exploration of career opportunities;
  • ensure our pupils understand the full range of learning opportunities available to them, including both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace; and
  • provide guidance interviews with a trained careers adviser.

The Careers Leader for the College is Dr Katie Spall (Assistant Principal – Student Progress), who sits on the Strategic Leadership Team of the College.

The Careers Advice and Guidance Team – pointing you in the right direction!