Careers Advice

About our careers programme

At Nescot, our number one priority is starting you on your career journey. Our Advice and Guidance team will support you every step of the way, helping you to grow in confidence and to gain the skills and qualifications you need to progress in your chosen career.

All our services are free and impartial. Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Offering careers advice for all ages, and impartial information and guidance on choosing the most appropriate qualification
  • Providing information and advice on local and national learning and training opportunities, and on local business training needs
  • Working with the National Careers Service to facilitate independent advice for Nescot students
  • Supporting students throughout their training by providing careers information and guidance, and supporting progression
  • Helping students to find and prepare for employment, apprenticeship opportunities and work experience, through the college’s Business Centre
  • Helping students to develop career management skills, and raise awareness of future career options
  • Maintaining relevant and up-to-date careers resources, including access to IT-based resources
  • Supporting you in making course applications
  • Promoting the welfare and educational achievement of looked-after children and care leavers, including ensuring that the appropriate financial, academic, social and emotional support are offered
  • Working with schools to provide an outreach programme for pupils in Years 10 and 11, providing impartial information sessions, attending assemblies, careers events and parents’ evenings, holding application workshops, and hosting group visits to the college.

At Nescot, our number one priority is starting you on your career journey. Our Advice and Guidance team will support you every step of the way, helping you to grow in confidence and to gain the skills and qualifications you need to progress in your chosen career. All our services are free and impartial. Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Offering careers advice for all ages, and impartial information and guidance on choosing the most appropriate qualification
  • Providing information and advice on local and national learning and training opportunities, and on local business training needs
  • Working with the National Careers Service to facilitate independent advice for Nescot students
  • Supporting students throughout their training by providing careers information and guidance, and supporting their progression
  • Helping students to find and prepare for employment, apprenticeship opportunities and work experience, through the college’s Business Centre
  • Helping students to develop career management skills, and raise awareness of future career options
  • Maintaining relevant and up-to-date careers resources, including access to IT-based resources
  • Supporting you in making course applications
  • Promoting the welfare and educational achievement of looked-after children and care leavers, including ensuring that the appropriate financial, academic, social and emotional support are offered
  • Working with schools to provide an outreach programme for pupils in Years 10 and 11, providing impartial information sessions, attending assemblies, careers events and parents’ evenings, holding application workshops, and hosting group visits to the college.

To book a one-to-one appointment just call 020 8394 3038, or pop in to the Advice and Guidance office next to reception in the Skills Park.

Progression is the route you plan to take through education and into employment. At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is aimed at helping our students to explore future career and study options and to develop their employability.

Our careers advisors visit every tutorial group at the beginning of the spring term to speak to students about planning their next steps, so that they are as prepared as possible. Students who want to move to the next level of their subject are made a conditional offer, based on entry requirements and a reference. Interviews are arranged for students thinking about studying a different subject at the college, and information and advice is offered to those who are undecided.

For students planning to study at university-level, we hold a series of workshops covering UCAS applications, personal statements and references at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the autumn term. We also hold an annual careers fair aimed at helping our students to plan ahead. This year the event is being held on March 24, 2020.

Nescot is keen to work with employers and non-profit organisations as a way of supporting the employability of our students. This includes inviting employers to events at Nescot, such as careers fairs, or to visit our students as a guest speaker. You can also tell us about programmes that your organisations runs for students. To find out more about working with us, please contact Sarah Suggitt or Sandra Cox by emailing ssuggitt@nescot.ac.uk or scox@nescot.ac.uk.

March 2020

  • Progression interviews
  • Careers fair
  • Parents’ evening
  • Electrical: ROK Electrical visit
  • Beauty: MarveLash visit; professional beauty trade show; Sienna X training course
  • Uniformed Public Services: Army recruitment day at Pirbight; visit to court to observe proceedings.

Opening times

Term Time:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
  • Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Friday - 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

College Holidays:

  • Monday to Thursday - 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Friday -9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Careers Team

Sandra Cox - Careers Advisor - email scox@nescot.ac.uk or call 020 8394 3138

Sarah Suggitt - Careers Advisor - email ssuggitt@nescot.ac.uk or call 020 8394 3321


Contact Us

By phone: 020 8394 3038
Online: click here for our online contact form
By e-mail:
adviceteam@nescot.ac.uk


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