Careers Service

Our Careers Service team can support you with all aspects of careers advice and guidance, to make sure you’re informed on all progression opportunities. The team can assist you with everything from choosing the right programme to applying for jobs. 

The support you’ll receive ensures you develop the confidence and resilience needed to achieve your future goals. Click the menus below to see the full list of services we offer, information on other recommended careers advice services and a range of career planning tools and resources. If you’d like more one-to-one advice our Careers Clinics are designed to help you make decisions on learning, training and work, at all stages of your life.

Support

Our team can offer advice, guidance and signposting to:

  • General careers advice
  • Information about specific careers
  • Choosing a college programme
  • CV writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Completing application forms
  • Job searching
  • How to make yourself more employable
  • Specific information on Apprenticeships
  • Securing an industry placement
  • UCAS registration and the application process (for those applying to university)
  • Writing UCAS personal statements (for those applying to university)

Events

Learners at Coventry College are invited to attend a series of events throughout the year to support progression. These events include, Higher Education and careers fairs, as well as careers talks from industry speakers and experts.

View our Careers Calendar

Resources

Start

Start is a digital careers platform with the information, advice and tools to help you explore and plan for your future. Explore employment themes, search in-depth career profiles, videos, articles to get a view of what the world of work is really like and find what inspires you.

Prospects

Prospects is a leading careers service. They help to guide you to a bright future with unrivalled information, advice and opportunities.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides you the information, advice and guidance you'll need to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages of your career.

icould

icould provides careers ideas and information for your future.

Labour Market Information

Labour market information provided by the Coventry and Warwickshire Careers Hub is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.

Careerometer

Use the Careerometer to explore and compare information about different jobs, including pay, working hours, responsibilities and future industry growth. Simply click in the boxes below and type in the type of job you’re interested in.

Talking Futures

Talking Futures is an online toolkit for parents and carers to help start careers conversations with your young person.

Careers Clinics

Whether you’re a learner at the College or not, our Careers Clinics are designed to give you sound information, advice and guidance. We can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work, at all stages of your life. Our Careers Clinics take place each Tuesday, 2pm-5.30pm and Friday, 9.30am-12pm.

Our careers strategy

Coventry College has an embedded careers strategy, in line with the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, to enable the College to assess and measure the impact of our careers programme on learners. We regularly review our Careers Service, and invite feedback from learners, parents, carers and employers, to enable us to continue to develop our careers programme. You can provide feedback by contacting our Careers Team.

We’re committed to giving learners access to local job and volunteering opportunities. If you are a local employer with vacancies you’d like us to promote to our learners please get in touch with us too.

Get in touch with our Careers Team

Email: [email protected]

Latest from the Careers Service

As part of the College’s Careers strategy, aligning with the Gatsby Benchmark, the College hosted a sector specific Employer Fair in May to promote job and Apprenticeship opportunities to Motor Vehicle and Engineering learners.

Representatives from National Express, Green4Motors, Auto Surgery and Windsor Garage attended the event and have supported learners with progression to employment.