Coventry College supports all its students to develop the skills, knowledge, sense of identity, confidence, and resilience needed to achieve a positive and sustainable progression into your chosen career. Career planning is a journey, and the College will help you on every step of the way.
The Careers Team can provide information, advice and guidance on all aspects of careers including choosing a course, applying for higher education, looking for employment, writing a CV and preparing for interviews.
Students at Coventry College will have access to:
- Individual careers guidance interviews
- Information and advice at Careers Drop-ins
- Help with CV writing, completing application forms, preparing for interviews, and vacancy searching
- Specialist information and advice about apprenticeships
- Information and advice about college courses
- Support from staff to help you make well informed realistic decisions about your future
- Personal Statement drop-ins for those students who are applying to university
- Careers, Employability, and Enterprise books in the Learning Resources Centre which are updated annually
- Higher Education prospectuses in the Learning Resources Centre which are updated annually
- Electronic information about Careers Employability and Enterprise on the Careers section of the Student Intranet
In addition, students’ will be invited to attend:
- Events throughout the year to support your progression e.g. a Higher Education Fair, a Careers Fair, talks about higher education from visiting universities and careers and progression events in the local area.
Students will also receive tutorials on:
- Career Planning.
- UCAS Registration and Process (level 3 students)
- Writing UCAS Personal Statements.
Whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to change career, there are a number of things you can do that can help you make the best decision. Firstly, get to know yourself – your strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do your research on your chosen job – make sure you know as much as you can about what the job’s really like and if it’s the right job for you.
Finally, get some advice from a professional – there might be other options or funding schemes open to you that you didn’t know about. And it always helps to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you’re doing the right thing.