Our two fully qualified Careers Advisors at the City of Westminster College offer a client-centred service to students studying full-time or part-time courses at the college.
Through 1-2-1 drop-in meetings, we offer confidential, impartial and accessible information, advice and guidance. We support careers education and progression advice through group tutorials and students are able to access advice online 24/7 from the student portal with advice, documents and links that cover the areas listed below.
How we help with your progression:
- Applying to university: navigating UCAS
- Apprenticeship advice
- Finding work: including CV, applications and interview tips
- Student Finance: including 24+ Learning Loan
- Volunteering and gap year advice
What else do we offer?
We deliver two Higher Education and two Career Fairs in each academic year here at the college, providing students with the chance to research many different progression opportunities. Weekly lunch time advice is available from a range of external companies on topics such as volunteering, apprenticeships, gap years and part-time jobs.
We have grown our links with both local and large corporate employers over many years, as well as working closely with initiatives such as ‘Inspiring the future’ and ‘Speakers for Schools’. These enable us to offer employer led activities including visits to companies, CV workshops, mentoring and career insight talks. Our most prestigious speakers to date include; Miriam Gonzalez (partner at law firm Dechert and Nick Cleggs wife) and Andreas Schleicher (Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills). In March 2015, 200 of our students had the opportunity to listen to their inspirational career insight speeches highlighting the importance of aspirations, passion and perseverance to go alongside their qualifications.
We have partnerships with the University of Leicester and University of Westminster as well as excellent links with local universities. Our top 4 destinations for students in 2014: Middlesex University London, University of Westminster, University of Hertfordshire and Brunel University London.
We are proud that 82% of our students who applied to university started their chosen courses in September 2014, within that average, 9 of our subject areas achieved over 90% success rate into their chosen courses and 3 subject areas achieved an amazing 100% success rate.
Those choosing not to progress to university head off in a variety of directions, we helped many to find apprenticeships or employment in their chosen fields.
We have been accredited by the Matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance services since 2007.