Careers and HE Advice
Our students’ destinations, following their time at the College, are important to us and we are committed to supporting them to make important decisions. Many students are unsure of their career aims when they start at JLC. Our Opportunities and Destinations team alongside our Work Experience team can advise students on university applications, apprenticeships and job opportunities. Students are also supported to look at gap year options to benefit their future progression.
Support on course and university choices, the application process including thorough personal statement advice and guidance. In addition to this students gain an insight into different universities, through the trips and visits that we offer. The Opportunities and Destinations team organise regular university drop in sessions, this can include access to representatives from a wide range of universities in the UK and abroad.
Support throughout the UCAS journey including mock interviews, help with responding to offers, student finance and general transitional support.
There is ongoing support for students looking at apprenticeships and progessing to a higher apprenticeship. Students are offered help accessing apprenticeships, support with the application process including application form filling, creating CVs and mock interviews.
Employers regularly come onto campus to talk to our students, to enable them to ask questions and form personal industry links.
As a reflection of our committment to apprenticeships we often offer these within the College itself.
Employment / Job opportunities
Many students wish to progress into a job on completion of their studies at the College. As a result the Opportunities and Destinations team guide students through the application and interview process. We have links with hundreds of local employers, which enables our students to gain relevant work experience during their time with us. This experience helps students to decide on the industry they would like to progress into, as well as provide essential industry exposure. This background knowledge supports applications into work.
Throughout the campus we display local part-time job opportunities and encourage all of our students to explore these options.
We have introduced Application Mentors who work with the student's individual Mentors to advise on applications, irrespective of destination. This specialised support focuses wholly on personal statement writing for university, job applications, apprenticeships and other relevant opportunities.
Committment to advice
As part of our committment to offering students the right impartial advice to get them on the right pathway, we are regularly visited by the North Lincs Careers Service. These dates are advertised throughout the year both on campus and through our social media.
Parents are welcome to come into these sessions if they would like to, all enquiries can be made through email@example.com
Questions about choosing options at 16 and 18 https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Questions about Higher Education www.ucas.com
Details about the loans and grants available to Higher Education students to help with the cost of tuition fees, living and other costs visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance