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Careers Advice Services

Free and informed impartial careers information, guidance and advice so you can take your next steps with confidence.

Careers advice service

The Careers Advice Team at The Sheffield College offer free and informed careers education, information, advice and guidance to all students. The team works across the college and offers support at all sites.

Our experienced Careers IAG Advisers are fully qualified (up to Level 6 and 7) in providing expert and impartial advice and guidance. Students can book confidential one-to-one appointments to look at all of their progression options, including:

  • University
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment

With the support of an advisor, students will create a personalised careers action plan with SMART targets, intended to motivate and support students in their journey to a dream career. Ongoing support is available throughout the various stages of career planning and decision making. 

Throughout the year the team delivers a comprehensive and engaging careers programme of workshops and talks, utilising current labour market information so that the information you receive is as up to date as possible. Subject specific careers education is also provided through tailored tutorials within students' study programmes.

The Careers Team are Matrix accredited and hold a nationally recognised Quality in Careers Standard award. They are committed to continuously achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance

The Careers Leader for the college is Sarah Kettlewell (Head of Student Participation & Careers), who is a Level 7 qualified careers practitioner. The college’s CEIAG policy is reviewed every 2 years and can be accessed here.

Careers resources

Our Careers Advice Team can help support students with information, advice and guidance about their next steps, but there are also loads of other resources available to help you decide.

We also have a variety of resources and tools aimed at parents and carers who are supporting young people through their career-based decisions.

Resources for students

There are numerous free online resources that you may find useful, including:

Even if you have completed your studies at The Sheffield College, you can still access advice and guidance through our Alumni Careers service.

Aditionally we have a fully fledged careers service for Apprentices enrolled at The Sheffield College.

Resources for parents

Our resource guide for parents is packed with information and guidance for parents/carers who want to help their child in making career decisions. Download it here.

We can also reccomend the following careers resources that you may find helpful as a parent/carer: