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Careers Guidance

All students at Moulton College have access to high quality and impartial careers advice both during the application process and during their time studying with us.

The Careers Hub is on the first floor of the Learning Hub on main site. The careers team provides impartial advice and guidance in careers information including post 18 options, support with finding employment, apprenticeships and progressing into higher education.

The college is working towards achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks for further education and has regular contact with The Careers and Enterprise Company through an Enterprise Adviser.

The quality of our careers and employability offer is recorded and regularly reviewed in a number of ways including

  • Student feedback
  • Staff feedback
  • Employer feedback
  • Ofsted inspection
  • Destination data

Students considering applying to Moulton College can access impartial advice and guidance at our open events and taster days from both our Student Services Team and our tutors who have extensive industry knowledge and vocational experience.

Each year we produce a prospectus which provides information on career routes and our Young Person's Liaison Officer works with local schools to promote college life and opportunities at special assemblies and careers fairs.

Students can also find out lots of information about possible careers linked to our courses on our new website, the demand for these careers within the local community and informative videos featuring people working in these career areas.

The careers programme for students:

  • A college ‘induction programme’ highlighting CEIAG opportunities available at the college - the location of the careers hub and an introduction to the careers team.
  • Access to 1-2-1 Individual careers guidance interviews with qualified careers advisers who can assist and facilitate in identifying skills, strengths and weaknesses, overcoming barriers and achieving career goals and raising aspirations.
  • Support in locating and securing employment through job applications, creating or updating CVs and providing coaching for interviews.
  • Advice and guidance on higher education and the UCAS application process, including 1:1 support with personal statements.
  • Support with the application process for student finance at university.
  • Drop-in service for all career related enquiries in the careers hub.
  • Career related events including an annual careers fair and employability fair.
  • Information evenings on post 18 options including higher education and degree apprenticeships.
  • Access to a designated careers hub providing a focal point for careers support. Resources include books, pamphlets and prospectuses along with access to online resources through Moodle and access to eClips and the latest labour market information.
  • A jobs board in the Learning Hub and on Moodle highlighting local job and voluntary work opportunities.
  • Opportunities to participate in individual school career days, career talks from visiting speakers on a variety of topics and visits to employers and other education training organisations.
  • Developing employability skills through the PSHE tutorials delivered by the Personal Development Officers. These are linked with the national awareness week including National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week.
  • Opportunities to undertake work experience linked with their study programmes. Employer Engagement Officers support students in locating and securing placements.

Employer engagement is a key component of curriculum planning and the different curriculum areas host employer forums. All of the courses offered at Moulton College are vocational and provide students with access to industry standard facilities. A wide range of activities are embedded into courses and tutorials to ensure that all students become work-ready. These can include:

  • External work experience placements
  • In-house work placements in College commercial businesses
  • Visiting speakers from industry
  • Workplace visits
  • Trade show visits
  • Entry into regional and national level skills competitions
  • Additional industry relevant qualifications
  • Volunteer projects in the local community
  • Commercial projects with local organisations
  • Maths and English qualifications

Knowing where to find information to help your child/dependant with career choices and decisions is very important. The links below provide an overview of websites and resources available for parents/carers.

General career websites

National Careers Service provides information on different career and job profiles, progression routes and links to live vacancies for apprenticeships and jobs.

iCould contains videos and guides on the different job roles. It also includes a Buzz Quiz which allows skills and interests to be matched to potential career and job roles

Prospects specialises in graduate opportunities.

Higher Education

The UCAS website contains a wealth of resources and information dedicated to helping parents and guardians support students applying to university.

UCAS Parent Information Tool provides information on all aspects of the application process

Apprenticeships

Intermediate, advanced higher and degree apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job skills training with off-the-job learning.

Introduction to Apprenticeships

How to find an apprenticeship? Use this link to find live apprenticeship vacancies

Apprenticeship Standards Overview of all available apprenticeships in the UK

Factsheets

What is an apprenticeship?

Finding the best apprenticeship for you

Summary of Amazing Apprenticeships available resources

Parent Guide to Apprenticeships

Parent and Carer packs for apprenticeships

Parent Pack July 2022

Parent Pack June 2022

Parent Pack May 2022

Traineeships

A course that includes a work placement that will get you ready for an apprenticeship or a job.

Amazing Apprenticeships

Factsheets

Traineeships

Guide to traineeships

Careers Calendar - Including Events and Deadlines

Career Contact Information

For further help please contact our career's team: careers.team@moulton.ac.uk

To speak to our Careers Team please contact:

  • Jo Aynsworth - Careers Education and Guidance Lead 01604 491131 Ext. 2014

Labour Market Information (LMI)

LMI is data collected from within industries, regions and countries showing patterns and trends in recruitment and employment. By highlighting what job sectors are growing helps individuals with career decisions and progression.

SEMLEP Labour Market Information: This website provides regional LMI for the South East Midlands region.

Careerometer is a freely available widget provided by the LMI for All service which will give you further insight into the demand for different career roles.

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6th October 2022