Real Lives, Real Futures, Real Careers
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.
Our careers service and clinics are for learners of all ages.
National Careers Service Appointments now available:
Between 25th January 2023 – 5th April 2023 we are offering specialist Adults Careers appointments with the National Careers Service (you must be aged 19 years or over to be eligible to book).
Contact: [email protected] for details on how to book.
Our team can offer advice, guidance and signposting to:
- General careers advice
- Information about specific careers
- Tailored Careers workshops for SEND students to support with individual career action plans
- 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)
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.
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 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 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.
Talking Futures is an online toolkit for parents and carers to help start careers conversations with your young person.
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.
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.
"We thought the careers event was extremely well organised and were impressed with the College’s facilities. We spoke to a number of students and encouraged them to look at our current vacancies as we’re looking for young technicians. Thanks very much for the invitation."
Alison France, Director, Green4Motor Company
"Thank you so much for inviting us to your careers event. It was well organised with great participation. The extra benefit was being able to engage with other local business."
Sarah Langford, Talent Acquisition Manager, Becketts Foods