Careers Advice & Guidance

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.

Diane is available for careers advise by appointment only for the first 6 weeks.  Please sign up for a time on the boards outside the Resource Centre.  Please note only one student at a time in the room.

Essential Guide to your Career

PPC Essential Guide

CEIAG Careers Programme

Provider Access into College – PPC statement

UCAS University Course Guide

BBC Bitesize Careers

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

A Parents Guide to Careers and Guidance

Apprenticeship Information – Parents’ Pack September

Amazing Apprenticeships Parent and Carers Support Guide, Special Edition 

Careers Newsletter:

Newsletter 1 – September

Tees Valley Careers





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

Find my Apprenticeship

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020

Apprentice Hub

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

Five famous faces who stared as apprentices

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

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

Outreach North East Guide to University Events – search for specific degree subject for virtual events taking place in the coming weeks

Virtual Tours of Universities

Uni Taster Days

HE at Home

Northern School of Art’s facilities

Webinar Wednesdays

Durham University Webinars

Pearson College London – virtual tours, open days, degree apprenticeship virtual events

For more virtual events visit UK University Search

Virtual Work Experience

There are currently lots of Virtual Work Experience opportunities available to students, please see below:

Royal College of General Practitioners

Barclays Virtual Work Experience

NatWest Entrepreneurship Programme Dream Bigger

High Tide Foundation – Created to give young people the opportunity to see the careers available in the Tees Valley.  Here is a Q&A, where four members of the organisation discussed the importance of work experience.

Careers Events in College

Please note – all events will be online/virtual until after Christmas.

  • Tuesday 29th September, 1:30pm – Personal Statement (how to write one) Year 2 only (delivered by York St John University via Unibuddy)
  • Tuesday 20th October, 1:30pm – Prepare for your medical school interview, Year 2 only (delivered by University of Leeds)
  • Tuesday 3rd November, 1:30pm – Prepare for your Nursing (or any health) interview (delivered by York St John University)
  • Tuesday 10th November, 1pm – 2pm – Oxbridge Interviews Session
  • Tuesday 30th November, 11:15am – Year 1 medics, make the most of Year 12 (delivered by Leeds School of Medicine)

Further Information

  • The Career Ready Skills Festival is here!

    We are very excited to let you know about the Career Ready Skills Festival, a series of online careers and skills development activities hosted by a generous network of volunteers which will run till the 19th of June. The Skills Festival will feature a range of online sessions from masterclasses and industry insights to perfecting a job application. There will also […]

  • Careers Activities

    Grofar Student Careers Passport Free Student Access & Remote Careers Activities Grofar are providing a free digital Student Careers Passport to any student that registers this academic year. On top of this, they have developed a series of remote careers activities to support students to build their careers profiles. To register visit: Grofar Student Careers […]

  • 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 […]