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 Team is based in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), which provides a print and online careers library and additional access to online careers information. The LRC also stocks a range of trade journals that give students access to industry news and job vacancies and provides a jobs board for students which is available on the virtual learning environment.
The College is working towards achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks for further education. and has links 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 Team is based on the first floor of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). The team includes a Careers Lead, a part-time Level 6 Careers Education and Guidance Officer and two librarians currently on the Level 4 Careers Information and Advice course with the Open University.
The Careers Team offer the following services:
- Individual careers advice and guidance appointments which can be booked through the virtual learning platform Moodle.
- Drop-in service for advice and guidance for current students. This can be support with finding employment, higher education choices and applications, progression, options and general careers advice.
- Referrals for guidance from course managers or the student support team for guidance and advice relating to careers.
- Parent information evenings on Higher Education including the UCAS application process.
- Support for the PSHE employability tutorials delivered by the Pastoral Officers.
- An annual careers fair.
- Support and promote national subject events held during the academic year.
- Jobs board located in the LRC.
- Links to Labour Market Information (LMI) on Moodle.
The careers area in the LRC provides a collection of print resources, which include books and prospectuses from local colleges and universities. Online resources are available through Moodle with links to resources such as eClips and icould. The LRC also stocks a range of trade journals that give students access to industry news and jobs vacancies. There is a jobs board with vacancies and volunteering opportunities and some of these can be accessed through the Moodle careers area.
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
The Careers Team also works closely with course tutors and pastoral staff to support the delivery of employability and career planning tutorials on subjects which include:
- ● Course Progression
- ● CVs and Job Applications
- ● Interview Skills
- ● UCAS Applications
- ● Personal Statements
- ● Apprenticeships
We understand that it can be difficult to help your son or daughter to decide upon a career path and what to do after they complete their GCSEs.
To help you investigate the options available we produce an annual prospectus which provides information on career routes for prospective students and their parents / carers. Our Young Person's Liaison Officer also attends Parents Evenings and Career Events at local schools and is always happy to answer any of your questions about college life and opportunities.
In addition our new website also features detailed information about careers linked to our courses, the demand for these careers within the local community and informative videos featuring people working in these career areas.
Other sources of information that you might find useful include:
Labour Market Information (LMI)
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.
icould.com is a website which uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices.
The two links below give a useful introduction to apprenticeships for parents:
SEMLEP together with Speakers for Schools is hosting three broadcasts to help year 10 to year 13 students, parents and carers understand more information about what careers opportunities there are in the area and what employers look for when recruiting. Find out more here.
Career Contact Information
To speak to our Careers Team please contact:
- Jo Aynsworth - College Careers Lead (Senior Librarian & Careers Lead) 01604 491131 Ext. 2018
- Amy Bridges - College Careers Education & Guidance Officer 01604 491131 Ext. 2020
- Alternatively you can email them direct.