Careers, Progression and Employability - Supporting you to achieve your career aspiration

Preparing you for your next steps is integral to everything we do at Telford College. We have a dedicated team of careers advisors which are qualified up to level 6 to support you to your next steps whether it be employment, apprenticeship, higher education or further studies at college.

Telford College works with over 1,200 employers locally and nationally through our partnerships, work placements, apprenticeships and mentoring scheme so we can support you to build links with your career aspiration. 

Aspire to have a career at some of the biggest organisations in the world.

Alongside our employers, Telford works with universities throughout the UK, with many universities from the region come in regularly to work with students to support your choices.

The college runs events and workshops throughout the academic year, check out our careers calendar

Telford College | Aviation Engineering
Telford College | Aviation Engineering

We have a dedicated careers area within the Student Hub, where you can talk to Frank Stretton a level 6 qualified careers advisor. 

Frank works alongside our course information team, personal tutors and student hub team to give you access to impartial careers advice throughout the college from initial contact to reaching your career aspiration. 

Telford College | Frank Stretton
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We can deliver on a one-to-one basis or as a group activity and hold the matrix standard for student support so you can be reassured about the quality and relevance of the advice we provide. We aim to inspire and motivate our students to think more broadly and ambitiously about their future. 

We work to ensure our students understand and start planning for their next step; whether it is employment, course changes, apprenticeships, HE or progression opportunities after college.

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Careers advice

Student can access one-to-one careers advice appointments by booking an appointment through Moodle or coming into the Student Hub, parents/guardians/careers are welcome to attend these appointments, but must pre-book and arrive at main reception – as well as access drop-in sessions in the Student Hub and Rendezvous as mentioned on the careers calendar.

Other services the careers team offer to support you are:

  • Careers resource hub on Moodle
  • Information on all the options available to you from further education, apprenticeships, higher education, employment, training routes, internships and GAP years
  • What careers are available locally (LMI), nationally and internationally
  • Progressing to Universities; complete a UCAS application and personal statement, clearing process and student finance
  • Support with CV writing, searching and applying for jobs and interview preparation
  • Host employment, higher education and apprenticeship fair
  • Support with mock interviewing for interviews
  • Mentoring scheme in partnership with 1 million mentors
  • Support with accessing higher level qualifications through Aspire to HE

Applying to university

Every year many students decide to go on to university studies and our Careers Advisors are here to support students in researching and choosing degree courses and universities, including help with UCAS applications.

What you study at college can affect your options at university, and your future career. How to choose which A Levels to study; take a look on https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/ for ideas.

Applying for an apprenticeship

Support and information available through the careers team to search and apply for apprenticeships.

If you feel an apprenticeship could be the route for you then contact our Apprenticeship Hotline 01952 642452

Continuing at Telford College

We equip you with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to enhance your employability and prepare you for your next steps.

Through our broad and fulfilling study programme, you can embed key career-mobility skills and present yourself as an outstanding candidate for employment and higher level study.

You will also benefit from support delivered by staff across the College, enabling you to follow your chosen path and secure your progression. Opportunities HND and HNC study

We work to ensure our students understand and start planning for their next step; whether it is employment, course changes, apprenticeships, HE or progression opportunities after college.

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