Our careers programme
Our Careers 360 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.
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 a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Start will help develop your careers curiosity and enable you to learn about different careers, study options, think about transferable skills and which job might suit you best. Start is aiming at helping young people to take ownership of planning their career, and to help them to broaden their horizons. Potential applicants and parents and carers can also use Start.
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.
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.
Nescot is keen to continuously improve its careers programme.
We welcome any feedback on our careers programme from students, parents and employers. Feedback could include identification of any gaps in our programme, suggestions on how we might improve our careers programme, and success stories of how our careers programme has helped a student's careers journey.
Please send feedback to our Head of of CEIAG (Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance), Sandra Cox, at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of services that can help you plan your career. Click on the links below for more information:
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.
Plan your study and work. Find out more about your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and learn about how you can study and work at the same time - even to university-level.
Graduate Prospects is the UK's leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. They publish a wide collection of journals and directories, as well as provide an extensive graduate careers website.
Morrisby provide the leading careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) service to schools, colleges and careers institutions across the UK and Europe, celebrating international successes..
All About School Leavers is the essential springboard into the job market for school and college leavers. If you're looking for apprenticeships or school leaver programmes, you're in the right place!
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