The careers Lead for New College Swindon is Sharon O’Connor.
Tel: 01793 236 487 Ext: 9522
For further information on how careers support and initiatives are a key part of your study programme, check out our Careers Extra programme.
The careers programme is part of the main College Tutorial Programme. It is delivered on the second week of each month, by our Progress Coaches, during tutorial time. The programme runs across both campuses and is different depending on your level of study. Students who are in their second year of a two-year programme, have a different focus, with the emphasis on applying to university, apprenticeships or the workplace. The programme is designed to help students develop the skills and attributes needed to enter and progress successfully into the world of work. Additionally, careers-related talks, guest speakers, career fairs and other events run throughout the year.
Students can access individual support from the College Careers Team whenever they need support, by using the link below.
Self-Discovery 1: Unifrog Sign Up (Independent Careers Learning Platform
Self-Discovery 2: Unifrog (Independent Careers Learning Platform)
Self-Discovery 3: Kudos Sign Up (Independent Careers Learning Platform)
This part of the programme will education students about the different options and choices they have after college.
This part will help students understand how they should act in the workplace and the skills that employers look for in a good candidate:
Students will be taught about the following:
Within this part of the programme students will learn about skills that they can use in employment and beyond:
Access for Students Access for Parents and Carers
Students are expected to attend all timetabled Tutorial Sessions and will get their Careers Tutorials through this medium. There are also a large number of resources in the Careers area of the VLE.
Access for Parents and Carers
We cannot provide access to the Tutorial for Parents and Carers, but we can provide copies of the presentations themselves.
Access Arrangements for Training Providers
Training providers who would like to arrange to visit our College should contact the Careers Lead in the first instance.
Measuring the Impact of our Careers Programme
There are regular assessments built into each of the Tutorial themes to ensure that learning is taking place. Additionally, we can also speak to students, parents, careers, and local employers to ensure our programme is fit for purpose.
Having access to labour market information is critical when exploring career options and making career decisions. Labour market information can tell us; skills currently sought by employers, areas of work that are growing and those that are in decline, education or training required for particular jobs, industries that are prominent in particular areas of the UK, where there may be demand for workers. When making career decisions it is important to take all these factors into account. The Start programme is a comprehensive, free, digital platform to help simplify career choices and provide labour market information. Details of employment trends by region, future employment prospects and the current level of demand for workers can be found for the jobs and industries featured.