Careers Advice

Careers Advice

Good careers advice can make a positive difference to a student’s aspirations and motivation whilst at college. It can be instrumental in increasing their self-confidence and enable them to discover opportunities they never would have considered.

Colchester Institute’s team of careers advisers provide information, advice and guidance to enable students to make informed decisions about their future and help find the best job or career possible for them.

Help and support is available for a wide range of areas including

  • Career choice
  • Course choice
  • Progression Routes
  • Apprenticeships
  • Choosing and applying for university
  • Preparation for employment

One to one impartial guidance interviews are available as well as a daily drop in service. There is a well-equipped careers centre within the College containing information on jobs and courses, careers software is available to help students choose and research suitable careers.

Colchester Institute also hosts an annual Progression Fair, organised for students to find out about the opportunities available for when they have finished their studies. The event attracts over 50 representatives from the world of work, higher education and voluntary organisations.

The College holds the Quality in Careers Standard, a national quality award for the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance as well as  matrix ,the Quality Standard for information, advice and guidance services. These awards  ensure that the service provided is of the highest quality.

The careers team have a wealth of experience and hold at least L6 or higher guidance qualifications. They are registered with the Careers Development Institute (CDI) as Career Development Professionals which means they follow a code of ethics and undertake 25 hours of continuous professional development each year.

Careers Advice | Information, Advice and Guidance

The College offers a rich and varied CEIAG (careers education, information, advice and guidance) programme which is based upon the Gatsby Foundation’s Good Career Guidance benchmarks Details of which can be found here:

2018-2019 Careers Programme

Jo Batch
Operational Careers Leader

Useful Links

Career Planning

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.

Higher Education

https://www.whatuni.com/

Find the right course and university for you

https://www.ucas.com/

The organisation responsible for managing applications to Higher Education courses in the UK.

Apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

Apprenticeships explained

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Alternative paths to university, including apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities.

Employability

https://barclayslifeskills.com/young-people/

Preparation for the world of work

CI Business Solutions is the B2B arm of Colchester Institute, providing high quality training solutions. As an organisation, we work with a wide range of businesses and companies from all sectors, whether they are self-employed/individuals, SMEs’ or large organisations, to offer employers training and development opportunities including apprenticeships and industry work placements.

We value your feedback on our Careers Information Advice and Guidance services.

Please contact us using the below form in order provide feedback or ask a question.

Use the Careerometer below to explore and compare your job ideas and help you make your course choice.