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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 based upstairs in The Learning Hub. Here you can access trained Carers Advisers as well as an online careers library and additional access to online careers information. The Careers Team also 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 Hub is based upstairs in The Learning Hub. The team includes a Careers Lead, a part-time Level 6 Careers Education and Guidance Officer and two Level 4 Careers Advisers.

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 Learning Hub 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 Learning Hub 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.

Student Careers Entitlement Update

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

Careers guidance and information is essential for young people to be able to make informed decisions about their educational and learning pathways. Parents, carers and guardians also need support and information to be able to assist with supporting the decision making process. The website links below provide a useful starting point for accessing information on the following topics:

  • Career/Employability Opportunities
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Education
  • Labour Market Information (LMI)

Other sources of information that you might find useful include:

Higher Education

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

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.

General careers/employability resources:

The National Careers Service helps with career, learning and training choices. It is a very website providing information on over 800 career profiles. There is a skills assessment which links skills to potential careers. The website gives detailed information on progression routes and provides live links to apprenticeships, training courses and employment opportunities. There are also Career Advisers available to speak to if further help and advice is required.

icould.com is a useful site providing a selection of videos, guides and advice on many jobs. It uses personal stories to help inform young people’s career choices. It is features over 1000 videos of people talking about their job roles, career paths and how different factors have shaped their career choices. Each video is matched with labour market information. Other features include the Buzz Quiz which encourages self-reflection and explores links between personality and work. It also provides guides covering various employability topics.

Prospects specialises in graduate careers. It provides information, advice and resources for students and graduates.

Apprenticeships

This website is a good starting point for researching apprenticeships. It contains information and resources on how apprenticeships work and the application process. The site includes links to live apprenticeship vacancies.

Useful Information:

UCAS Hub Live Videos

Student Entitlement Statement
Careers Calendar - Including Events and Deadlines

Career Contact Information

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

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.
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