Careers Advice & Guidance

***Important Update***

Diane will continue to deliver careers advice over email to all students who require it. For the first years who were due to attend vocational talks over the coming Mondays, all students on these registers have been emailed the presentation to read through at their leisure. Year 2 are advised to make firm choices via their UCAS Track screens by early May, and apply for student funding by 25 May – link here

Any student searching for apprenticeships are advised to use these websites – Find My Apprenticeship and UCAS CareerFinder


Careers guidance is your passport to the future. We have highly experienced, specialist advisers who, together with your progress tutor, help you make the right choice for your future.

At college there will be opportunities to take part in events such as the Higher Education Fair, educational and employer visits. Whatever your ultimate destination we can help you get there.

Our Careers Coordinator Diane Bate is available to see students; 8am – 2pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Essential Guide to your Career

CEIAG Careers Programme

Provider Access into College – PPC statement

BBC Bitesize Careers

UCAS University Course Guide

Click here for Career Videos 

Competitive Courses

Please find below a selection of leaflets designed to help you choose your career pathway.

Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary



Parent Hub

Apprenticeships: a parental view  –

Careers Newsletter:

Newsletter 3 – January

Newsletter 4 – March


Links, tips and adverts for apprenticeship schemes in the area.

Find my Apprenticeship

Five famous faces who stared as apprentices

TVCA speak to apprentices at EE in Darlington about their experience in the workplace

Career paths: How these apprentices from the 1990s reached the top

Apprentice Hub

Apprenticeship Information – Parents’ Pack October

Apprenticeship Information – Parents’ Pack December

Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities

Here you will find job opportunities as well as tips and techniques for job interviews.

Degree Apprentice Vacancies

Job Interview Tips

10 Job Interview Tips


KPMG’s Audit Apprenticeship and KPMG360° Digital Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship are available for students looking to get a head start in their career after leaving school or college. Starting in autumn 2020, those joining will receive the training, qualifications and experience they need to thrive in the world of business and the tools to support them in their transition into the world of work.

University Events

Uni Taster Days

Newcastle University

Bitesize Uni – Tuesday 14-Friday 17 July 2020
Free four day residential event to help year 12 and first year college students make informed decisions about their future.

Students can check their eligibility and complete the online form. Application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 6 April 2020.

Careers Events in College

All college based talks are in room 101, or in the Atrium

16th March: Careers Talk, Health

17 March: Oxbridge conference at St James Park, Newcastle (10 places only)

23rd March: Careers Talk, Psychology, counselling and social work

30th March: Careers Talk, STEM

20th April: Careers Talk, Emergency and uniformed services

26th April: Careers Talk, teaching and work with young people

29 April: UCAS convention at Teesside Uni (Yr 1s encouraged to attend)

11th May: BMAT and UCAT talk for Year 1 medics

29 June: Progression Fair (11am-1pm)


Further Information

  • First Year University Research

    Useful links for researching Universities: UCAS course search to narrow down which Unis offer her course of choice: UCAS subject guides to look into which degree subject might suit her best: UCAS Tariff calculator to ‘estimate’ what her predicted UCAS Points might be: Researching what Universities are like to live at using […]