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Careers Advice

Our careers programme

At Nescot, our number one priority is starting you on your career journey

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.

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

  • 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.

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. 

Working with employers

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 Sandra Cox by emailing scox@nescot.ac.uk

Opening times

Term Time:

  • Monday to Thursday: 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
Contact details

Careers Team

Sandra Cox | Head of CEIAG (Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance)
scox@nescot.ac.uk or 020 8394 3138

Advice & Guidance Office

020 8394 3038

Click here for our online contact form



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 scox@nescot.ac.uk

Other Useful Careers Services

There are lots of services that can help you plan your career. Click on the links below for more information:

The National Careers Service

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.

Career Pilot

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

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

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!

NHS Careers

NHS Careers is the careers information service for the NHS in England.

Practice Aptitude Tests

Free practice aptitude tests for job applicants and graduates

Education and Learning.gov

Get help if you’re at school, planning to go on to college or university, looking for training or interested in a student or career development loan.

Glass Door

A free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. They offer 'employee-generated content' – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves.


A website which is open to everyone which uses the power of personalstories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices.


Careersbox is the national careers film library, a free careers resource showing hundreds of real people doing real jobs.

Go Think Big

GoThinkBig.co.uk is an online digital hub from O2 bringing you the inside scoop on exciting work experienceopportunities, valuable career advice, amazing insider contacts andexclusive tips to set you up for your dream career.

Target Jobs

Your essential guide to graduate job hunting.


Career exploration, jobs and advice.

Student Ladder

Information and advice for all stages in your journey towards your career.

Talking Jobs

Interviews and videos from different people working in a variety of careers.


Resources to explore apprenticeships, traineeships and school leaver schemes.

Careers Gateway

Thousands of useful links for finding out about careers and higher education choices

Bright Knowledge

Thousands of useful links for finding out about careers and higher education choices.

Career Guides & Support Materials