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Careers Advice and Guidance

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

The College Information team is available to give information on the courses offered at City College Plymouth. They can also support with completing course application forms. The team can be contacted via e-mail or phone 01752 305300.

The College’s Careers team is here to support you throughout your time at College. The team has achieved the MATRIX quality standard for the high quality and impartiality of the service they provide.  The team offers:

  • help to discover what career pathway is right for you or to help explore which professions match your skills (you can book an individual guidance session with them)
  • expert help on updating your CV or completing applications for Apprenticeships, work or university (you can attend one of their group work sessions or pop along to the dedicated drop-ins)
  • support with looking for part-time work alongside your study (a jobs board is available on Student Central).  

To contact the Careers team e-mail or phone 01752 305388. The team is 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 who are aged 19+.  Both the College 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 upon 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 please visit the National Careers Service, Career Pilot or UCAS websites.  For Apprenticeship vacancies in your local area 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.

Careers team feedback

Our Careers team love being updated about our students’ outcomes. Recently, they heard from two students, both of whom had been provided with help in preparing for interviews.

Sarah, who is part of the College’s Careers team, said: “After a session with a student who had applied for an Apprenticeship, he went for interview and got the Apprenticeship. He came to say thank you and appreciated the help he had been given and that it had helped with the whole process.”

The team also said they were delighted to hear from another student who had been successful in an interview after receiving some help from the team to prepare. “After a virtual mock interview the student then went on to be successful in their actual virtual interview, feeling more comfortable in the scenario and revised some of the answers.”

Our Careers team has quickly adapted to the current climate to ensure our students are still able to achieve their career goals.

Enabling every student to be the best that they can be