Careers Advice and Guidance

Our dedicated teams of staff are here to support you from your first enquiry to progressing forward to employment or higher education.  Our aim is to assist you in achieving your goals and fulfilling your dreams.

The Course Information team are available to give information on the courses offered at City College Plymouth, working within the Admissions team, they give information and assistance on completing the application form and following college processes to interview stage.

To contact the Course Information team email courseinformation@cityplym.ac.uk or phone (01752) 305803, they are available Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.00 pm.

The Careers team are here to support you throughout your time at college.  The dedicated team of level 6 qualified advisers are here to work with you.  They offer support to :-

  • help you discover what career pathway is right for you or to help explore which professions match your skills, book an individual guidance session with them.  
  • get expert help on updating your CV or completing applications for apprenticeships, work or university then attend one of their group work sessions or pop along to the dedicated drop-ins. 
  • look for part time work alongside your study have a look at those on the Jobs Boards on Student Central and talk to the Careers team about applying for them.  

To contact the Careers team email careers@cityplym.ac.uk or phone (01752) 305388, they are available Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.  Evening appointments outside of these times are available and can be arranged on an individual basis.

We work in partnership with a National Careers Service Adviser who can arrange one to one meetings for those not at college, and 19+, for full guidance meetings.  Both the Course Information and Careers teams will give you the details on how to arrange a meeting.

The College’s Careers Programme shows the range of activities covered in an academic year.

Both teams work to the College’s Entitlement Statement ensuring impartiality, confidentiality, accessibility, transparency, equality of opportunity and autonomy (adapted from the Career Development Institute’s Code of Ethics). Copies available on request.

Personal Tutors also assist you on your course in discovering which career is right for you.  They provide the support you need to succeed in your studies and work towards your career goals.

For further information on careers that you could work in look at National Careers Service, Career Pilot or UCAS websites.  For apprenticeship vacancies in your location look at Find an Apprenticeship on the.gov website.

We are always looking at ways to develop our service and would welcome feedback.  You may be provided with the opportunity to complete a paper feedback or online survey which is anonymous.