The majority of our students apply to university and enter Higher Education after completing their level 3 courses.  All students are encouraged to consider their future career choices and make informed decision on what course to apply for, or indeed whether an apprenticeship or fully time employment may be a better option for them.

We have an enrichment programme that includes activities to aid completion of a CV, guidance for students wishing to complete work experience (including some unique opportunities we can offer thanks relationships we have with local organisations), and regular talks from experts from a range of different industries. 

There are many websites offering career advice – the following is an excellent starting point for students who have no idea what career they may wish to progress on to: SACU

Higher Education Description Official information on HE & how to apply Guide to helping students find the ideal university for them, focusing on student life as well as courses A website aimed at helping you choose a career, as well as a suitable course to help make that career happen You state what A-levels you are taking and then the website will generate suggested degree courses University & college open days Comprehensive HE guide Includes National Student Survey results Reports on quality of teaching and research in HE Student finance Year in industry
Employment/gap years Description Guide to apprenticeships and vacancies Paid alternatives to university Plan your future work and study Careers films on the web Job service for South West students Official job centre site NHS careers and training Guide to graduate careers and further study Community Service Volunteers Work, teach and volunteer abroad Year out ideas Essential gap year advice Website with information on jobs and also general careers guidance
Last updated: 10 Mar 2018