Careers at Westminster Kingsway College

Careers

Careers

We offer an impartial careers advice and guidance service via drop-ins, booked appointments, telephone and email.   In addition we offer comprehensive and up-to-date careers information both electronically and in hard copy.  

We can help with:

Guidance for students unsure or confused about career or course choices including students:

  • At risk of leaving their course early
  • Worried that they will not succeed on their course
  • Unsure whether they are on the right course
  • Confused about future choices and opportunities

Education

  • Further and higher education options
  • Advice on the equivalency of international qualifications
  • Study options abroad including access to the Exodus database
  • Making successful applications including UCAS, CUKAS, GTTR and PASS 

Employability and Enterprise 

  • Advice on job searches
  • Advice on making successful applications – CVs, forms and interviews
  • Advice on sources of vacancies and apprenticeships
  • Networking for enterprise and self-employment support
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Gap Year ideas

Careers Information

  • A dedicated and regulary maintained careers website
  • Access to online careers databases – Kudos, Adult Directions and Exodus
  • Books and hard copy careers information handouts
  • Kings Cross & Victoria LRCs also maintain a careers library

 

Events

  • Run an annual Higher Education Fair at King’s Cross and Victoria Centres
  • Other advertised events including drops in offered by employers, Training Organisations, volunteering agencies and universities

Working with your teaching staff and other college staff

  • We advise teaching staff on developing careers education and planning activities in their courses to help enhance employability and confidence with career planning
  • We deliver careers workshops and activities in tutorials and provide copies of our presentations and handouts on Moodle and the careers website
  • Take referrals from teaching staff of students who wish to use the service and contact them within 36 hours of receiving such a referral

Building links with employers, universities and other external partners

  • Help you make links with courses to support your employability and enterprise initiatives in College
  • Actively source and advertise high quality mentoring schemes to support those disadvantaged when seeking progression into employment, training or education
  • Actively engage with higher education providers to support our students’ transition

What you can expect from us

  • Dedicated, friendly and helpful professionally qualified staff who are members of the professional association – Institute of Career Guidance – and are equipped to provide up to date, impartial careers education, information and guidance
  • A team of advisers who work to the following standards and codes:  
  • Matrix Standard
  • ICG Code of Ethics
  • We ensure we fully advertise our services, opening hours and accessibility arrangements
  • That we work with you in a setting which respects your privacy and that  we handle all your information in a sensitive and appropriate manner following the confidentiality and data protection policies of the college
  • That, with your permission, we may refer you to other agencies if we consider that they may be able to provide you more expert advice

 

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