Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

Our Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Service offers a client-centred, confidential, impartial and accessible service, delivered by professionally qualified staff. The Centre serves clients of all ages and meets the needs of our learners. All the advice, guidance and help that we offer is available not only to students who attend but also to students who attended up to twelve months ago. The team is also available to book appointments most days during the holiday periods.
 
 
Open Events are held throughout the year; at these events, you will have the opportunity to meet tutors from all course areas, student representatives and the Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Team, available to answer any questions you may have.

How we can help

Our Qualified Advisers are here to help you whether you studying level 1 or level 6

 

Career Planning - advice to help you make those vital decisions about steps to take on the road to where you deserve to be. Whether that is guidance on which courses you might take or alternative for those who want to make a change, we can give you all the help and information you may need. 

 

Jobs/Employability - whether you are looking for a part-time job to help your finances while you are studying, or a full-time job using your qualifications, we can support you into employment, including helping you with building your c.v. and how to present yourself to future employers, both at initial contact and through to interview stage. We keep a current job list which is updated fortnightly so it is always worth dropping in to find out what is going on.

 

UCAS - when you have made that decision to go on to university, which one? How do you decide? How do the courses compare? There are many questions that need addressing for this crucial stage, and our team is here to point you in the right direction. The advice available covers everything you need to know about Higher education and UCAS and how to write a good Personal Statement, timelines for applications, and information on University Open Days and HE Fairs. Student Finance - help is available in the form of grants and loans. This is a tricky path and the Careers team can help you find your way. Further advice is also available on ucas.com.

 

Volunteering and Gap Years - We can help you with opportunities for volunteering within the community. Your interests and activities outside College are an important part of your CV - as is work experience. Or maybe you are looking to take a gap year and use the time to volunteer on overseas projects? We can give you essential advice on planning your gap year, and doing it safely.

 

Gatsby Benchmarks -  See how we meet the requirements of the Gatsby Benchmarks Careers provision framework.

 

Training Provider Access 

CIPD Guide to Post 16 Career Options for Parents and Carers.

Parents' Guide to Apprenticeships

 

Careers Programme Calendar - You will have a range of careers and employability opportunities throughout the year through one to one guidance interviews, group sessions, drop-in sessions, and progression events. Please see an overview listed below.

STCG Career Programme Calendar

Opening hours

The Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance team is located in the Student Services Centre in both sites.

For any students who you feel would benefit from some impartial careers advice and guidance, please email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a telephone appointment will then be set up to conduct the 1-2-1 session. 

Careers Advice is available across all sites by appointment. Appointments times must be pre-booked.

Parents and Carers

Parents/Carers are welcome to contact the Careers service and attend meetings if this is appropriate.

Below are some links to information to help parents and guardians support their young people.

 

Finally, Can you help us; either by coming and talking about your Careers in lessons or at the Employability fairs, supporting mock interviews, offering work experience. If so please contact Head of employability:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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