Careers Advice and Guidance

Our careers teams on every campus deliver high quality, impartial careers advice to all our students

Beyond Ambition

Our Careers Advice teams will support you to reach your future goals

Your future is safe with us

Preparing students for the future is an integral part of everything we do at New City College. Whether you want to go to university or straight into employment, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.

Our qualified Careers Advisers are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about career and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options when you leave us, we’ll be there to help you through the process. We operate an appointment service and booked appointments are available for more in-depth discussions.

Our Careers service is accredited to the Matrix Standard Award for Information, Advice, and Guidance, and is committed to working in line with the GATSBY benchmarks. We also have a contract with the National Careers Service to deliver high-quality impartial careers advice and guidance for adults.

The Careers Advice team can support you with

  • Choosing the right course
  • Supporting you with career decision making
  • Exploring your individual progression opportunities
  • Job search, creating a CV, preparation for job applications and job interviews
  • Applying to university through UCAS and writing personal statements
  • Applying for Advanced Learner Loans and Higher Education Student Finance
  • Advice on alternatives to university
  • Managing career change
  • Information on fees and financial support available to students

Careers Advisers are available from Monday to Friday at all our campuses which include: Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Epping, Havering, and Redbridge.

Resources

All our campuses are equipped with up-to-date careers and employability resources, university prospectuses, and links to careers and study opportunities and events.  Our careers advisers are Level 6 qualified.

Contact us

Come and see us for the support! We operate both a drop-in service and by individual appointments. Our friendly Career Advisers are available to support you to make your first steps toward the career of your dreams.

For students at Attlee, Epping, Hackney, Havering Ardleigh Green, Havering Sixth Form, Ilford, Rainham, Redbridge, or Tower Hamlets campuses email careers@ncclondon.ac.uk for general enquiries or telephone 0330 135 9000.

For all other enquiries please contact our Careers Lead, Kerry Green, email kerry.green@ncclondon​.ac.uk  or telephone 0208 502 8781.

Useful Information

Careers VLE platform with Labour market Information (LMI)

Students at New City College have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you will be able to access an abundance of careers, courses, employability, UCAS, and university resources to support you through your career journey. Examples include how to write an impressive CV, or apply for a university or apprenticeship course.

The VLE site is regularly updated with Labour Market Information (LMI) and careers, apprenticeship, and employer events that students can explore.

Use the LMI tool below to explore exciting potential careers:

Careers Fairs

At New City college we deliver Careers Fairs across our campuses to provide you with the opportunity to meet recruiters and find out about employment and training opportunities on offer from different organisations. A broad range of employers attend our fairs, from international organisations to small and medium businesses, so you can really compare what they have to offer.

This will help you to make informed decisions and hopefully meet some useful contacts. It’s a great opportunity to speak to companies, recruitment personnel, and recent graduate hires to find out about current opportunities, get inside information on hiring and selection processes, expand your professional networks as well as being a general chance to ask any other questions you may have.

See images of recent Careers Fairs below:

H.E Fairs

Our annual Higher Education fairs across our campuses provides a fantastic opportunity to meet university representatives in person, research university course options, find out advice on the application process both in the UK and overseas, and enhance your knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to review the courses you are interested in and discuss the links to career paths.

See images of recent H.E events below:

Careers Information for Parents and Carers

As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your son/daughter makes in all areas of their lives, particularly when it comes to their education and careers. As a key influencer in their lives, you play a major role in the decision-making process, along with teachers and careers advisers.

While they are at New City College, your son/daughter will have decisions to make about what they are going to do when they leave here, and you will have an important role to play in supporting them to make the right decisions. The guidance that you provide at all stages of their education will be invaluable to their eventual academic achievements and their long-term outcomes.

We know that the choices which are open to your son/daughter today may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer. With that in mind, we want to try and make it as easy as possible for you to talk to them about their options confidently; knowing that the information you have is as accurate and as up to date as possible.

At New City College we want to support parents with more information about some of the things they may need to consider when helping their child with making decisions about what to do next. This includes some websites for you and them to use to do further research.

As a parent/carer, you can expect:

  • To be welcome to attend careers appointments with your son/daughter
  • To be able to provide feedback on the careers programme at the college including any suggestions as to how it might be improved.

Links to Resources for Parents

Parental engagement and feedback is important to us!

We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on how we’re doing!

At New City College, we are very proud of the work we do to make sure students have all the information they need to plan for their future. We regularly review and update our website and our careers programme to ensure we are meeting the needs of both parents and students. We are keen to hear feedback from parents and carers about the Careers information on this website and how it has helped your son/daughter to prepare for their next steps into education or training.

We also welcome any suggestions to further improve the service as we always strive for continuous development. Please email us at careers@ncclondon.ac.uk