Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
Qualified careers staff based in College, supported by external advisers, are available to advise you and answer any questions you may have about Higher Education and career opportunities.
A range of career activities takes place during the year including careers education as part of the tutorial programme.
Careers staff can provide information and advice about the following:
- Career choices
- Course choices
- Finance for further study
- UCAS applications and personal statements
- Finding jobs, apprenticeships, voluntary work
- CVs, application forms, interview skills (including mock interviews)
Stanmore College is proud to have been awarded the Matrix kitemark for the quality of its information, advice and guidance.
Occupational Maps provide a useful guide to show the technical education options available. For more information see https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/occupational-maps/
Last year 90% of Stanmore College students progressed to university but we understand university is not for everyone; you may wish to do an apprenticeship, go straight into employment or even take a gap year.
Apprenticeships are available in all industries from the creative sector to the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and maths). Whether you are creative or enjoy a structured and methodological approach, there are many apprenticeship opportunities available:
- Not Going To Uni
- National Careers Service
- Career Finder
- Institute of Apprenticeships
What if you don’t want to go to University or complete an Apprenticeship?
You can go straight into employment after college. Completing a vocational programme means you are geared towards a particular industry as you will have gained a qualification in a specific specialism, for example I.T, Engineering, Science or Health and Social Care. You will also have practical experience through your work placement, which will be suitable for related jobs.
We realise it can be an anxious time and you may be unsure what to do. Take the time to find something you enjoy and interests you have.
Take the Buzz Quiz on the UCAS website https://www.ucas.com/careers/buzz-quiz to discover what you’re like and what you can do.
Being successful is not just about earning a high salary, it’s also about being happy in your job role which, in turn, opens up new career opportunities. Whatever path you choose, each can be rewarding and lead to successful careers.