Uxbridge College’s Careers Team provides a comprehensive careers service to help current and prospective students to make decisions about their future training, education and work options. This free service is available all year round and includes:

 

Prospective Students.

  • Confidential & impartial careers interviews with a qualified Careers Advisor
  • Information and advice about courses at Uxbridge College
  • Specialist information and advice about apprenticeships
  • Specialist careers advice for learners that are in care or leaving care and learners who have an Education Health Care Plan
  • A drop-in service for quick questions and careers advice
  • Dedicated evening sessions for parents, which include a tour of the college and advice on options after year 11.

Current and former students

  • Confidential & impartial Careers interviews with a qualified Careers Advisor
  • Specialist careers advice for learners that are in care or leaving care and learners who have an Education Health Care Plan
  • Help with CV writing, completing application forms, preparing for interviews and vacancy searching
  • Specialist information and advice about apprenticeships
  • Information and advice about progression to the next level at Uxbridge College and to other providers
  • Personal Statement drop-ins for those students who are applying to university
  • Careers, Higher Education and Employability resources online and via ‘My Uxbridge’ and the VLE (current students only).

In addition current students are invited to attend events throughout the year to support their progression e.g. a Higher Education Fair, a Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair, talks about higher education from visiting universities and careers and progression events in the local area.

 

Students also receive tutorials on:

  • Career Progression
  • CV writing & job search
  • Employability skills
  • UCAS Registration and Process (for Level 3 students looking to go into Higher Education)
  • Writing UCAS Personal Statements

Parents/Guardians

 

At Uxbridge College we recognise the important role parents, guardians and carers play in helping their son/daughter in deciding on their post-16 options. The need for clear, concise and impartial information on the choices available has never been so important. The Careers Team offers a dedicated service for parents which includes:

  • Parent tours – evening sessions for parents to see college facilities and talk to staff
  • The opportunity to meet with a qualified Careers Adviser to talk about post-16 options
  • An opportunity to meet specialist staff to discuss the specific needs of young people with Education Health Care Plans
  • Advice on the financial support available at the college including Free College Meals, bursaries and travel cards.

GATSBY BENCHMARK FOR GOOD CAREERS GUIDANCE IN COLLEGES

Uxbridge College is fully committed to embedding the Gatsby Benchmark for good careers guidance as follows:

•  A stable Careers Programme

•  Learning from Career & Labour Market Information

•  Addressing the needs of individual students

•  Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

•  Encounters with Employers & Employees

•  Personal Guidance.

To view a summary of Uxbridge College's annual careers programme, please click here

 

 To help with planning ahead please click the links to visit some helpful resources:

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To speak to our Careers Advisers call us on 01895 853523 or drop into the Careers Centres by the Reception at our Uxbridge and Hayes campuses.

Please click here to view our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy.

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