Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

As a student at Stanmore College, you can drop in or make an appointment at any time for confidential and professional advice to facilitate you in reaching your goals and aspirations. Stanmore College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance Officer to support your journey during your time at the College.

Current Students also have access to the Careers and Employability resources via StudySpace. Careers can be located on the 1st floor of the Elm Building.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are embedded into the curriculum at Stanmore College

  • A stable Careers Programme.
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Learning from Career & Labour Market Information.
  • Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers.
  • Encounters with Employers & Employees.
  • Experiences of Workplaces.
  • Encounters with Further & Higher Education.
  • Personal Guidance.

Careers and Employability

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)

Click here for details of where former students are now - Life after Stanmore guide

Click Here for our Careers Programme

The Careers Programme is assessed on a month by month basis by reference to the effectiveness of delivery and is reviewed and amended on an annual basis along with the internal Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy. The next annual review date is August 2023. For any further details about our Careers Programme please contact the Careers Leader

Careers Adviser and Careers Leader – Sarah Wood – 420 7859

The College’s Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy is available on our policies page here.

Stanmore College is committed to ensuring there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students, for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.  Stanmore College is fully aware of the responsibility to set students on the path that will secure the best outcome which will enable them to progress in education and work and give employers the highly skilled people they need. That means acting impartially, in line with the statutory duty, and not showing bias towards any route, be that academic or technical. For our Provider Access Policy Statement, please click here

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

At Stanmore College, students are invited to participate in a number of events designed to build employability skills and explore options in education and employment such as the HE and Careers Fair and university and employer presentations.

Encounters with Higher Education

We provide guidance and support with researching and applying to university, writing your personal statement, and preparing for an interview. Many students from Stanmore College have been placed at universities within the Russell group.

Check out our Alumni page for information of where just some of our former students are now



University Student Finance – A guide for parents/guardians and students

Matrix Kitemark

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

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