Careers Advice

Careers Advice

Our team of fully qualified Careers Advisors 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 to help you decide your next steps. 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 19+ Learning Loan
  • Volunteering and gap year advice

What else do we offer?

We deliver Higher Education and Career Fairs each academic year here at the College, providing students with the chance to research many different progression opportunities. Weekly lunchtime 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.

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 2017 entry were University of Westminster, Middlesex University, University of Hertfordshire and Kings College. 

Our success:

We are proud that 88% of our students who applied to university started their chosen courses in September 2017, within that average, 9 of our subject areas achieved over 90% success rate in 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.


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What is Labour Market Information?

LMI tells you about current and forecast job opportunities in different sectors. For example, it can tell you what average salaries are for particular roles, whether industries are predicted to expand or contract, and about technological or training changes. It is very helpful in planning your career, and therefore in helping you decide what course to choose.

Thewebsite here will take you to information provided by LMI for All - an online data portal, developed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which brings together existing national sources of LMI that can inform people’s choices about their careers.

Careers Education

The College is committed to helping students make informed choices about their career goals and aspirations.

We are actively working towards meeting the Benchmarks of good career guidance, developed by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

To find out more about local labour market information, click here

If you are an employer or training provider and want to come and talk to our students please click here to see our Employer Access policy and contact details.

Careers Programme

We have a series of exciting events that will help you to take the next steps in your career. These are suitable for years 21 and 22. 

UCG Careers Programme 21-22.


Enrichment Programme

We have a series of fun events which will enhance your experience at the college. Sports, debating, Social Media and other cultural events where you can meet likeminded people. These are suitable for years 21 and 22. 

UCG Enrichment Programme 21-22