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Students’ Careers Entitlement

Wakefield College is committed to ensuring each student is able to make informed career decisions through understanding the full range of opportunities available to them upon completion of their studies; learning from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace; and to have first-hand experience of the workplace.

To help meet this commitment we have developed the following Student Careers Entitlement:-

Your Careers Entitlement at Wakefield College
What you can expect from usWhat does this look likeCheck
  1. A comprehensive Careers programme
  2. Guidance supported by labour market information
  3. Support for your individual career goals
  4. A relevant curriculum aligned to prepare you for employment
  5. Experiences with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of the wider world of work
  7. Experiences relating to progressing to further and higher education
  8. Personal tailored advice
Impartial information and professional advice from our Careers service within Student Central
A College calendar of career focussed activities including
  • Careers events
  • Progression activity
  • CV Workshop and mock interviews
  • Mentoring
  • Employer delivered workshops
  • Business and enterprise activity and competitions
Curriculum planned to progression opportunities
Course delivery aligned to employment skills, knowledge and behaviours
Fully supported UCAS process
Individual tutorials mapped to your learning and career journey
Online resources accessible through Moodle
Transition programme for all Level 3 students
Tailored tutorials to labour market information
Employment skills and behaviours assessed for starting points
Target setting relating to your career goals
Frequent ILPs with focus on your career aspirations
Visits to workplace
Guest speakers from industry
Live curriculum projects
Work placement opportunities with highly regarded employers
Support with job applications, interview practice and CV development
Realistic Working Environments
Wakefield College Careers Entitlement Calendar
Higher Education
A Level results day support                      
UCAS clearing advice and support – drop-ins and appointments                
UCAS Application sessions              
Effective Personal Statement sessions              
Personal Statement Checking          
UCAS drop-in sessions            
Internal Higher Education Information fayre – ASIC                      
UCAS Tutorials - What happens next?                    
UCAS Tutorials - Finance                
UCAS application checking    
Mock Interviews - University              
Introduction to UCAS track              
Student Finance England roadshow – City/Castleford                      
Student Finance presentations                  
Tutorials: Budgeting skills                    
Visit to UCAS conventions (Leeds)                      
Degree Course Options advice
Degree Course Progression advice
Regional Universities Progression schemes                    
Transition Activities – A Level/Vocational (inc. Open Day visits)                  
Tutor Training/Support            
Mentoring for Excellence support          
NCOP – Activities, Trips, Visits, guest speakers, etc.
Moodle resources
FE Progression
Pre-Entry interviews
Transfer interviews                    
Progression interviews          
Progress review weeks                    
Careers advice on A-Level results day (20/08/19)                      
Careers advice at enrolment – all campuses            
Careers team support at Open events – all campuses                
Careers team support at Parents’ consultative events – all campuses                  
The Next Steps Fair - Lightwaves                      
HE Conference                      
Careers advice drop-ins – all levels
Tutorial careers inductions                  
Parents’/Carer and school event                      
Moodle Job Shop (including PT employment, volunteering, apprenticeship opportunities)
Freshers Week - Part-time job search support                      
Work Placement Support    
Employability Pop-ups    
Employability skills                    
Enterprise and Employability Week                      
CV/Application form drop-ins – all levels  
Mock Interviews – all levels                
Moodle resources
Careers guidance interviews available by appointment
Tutor group careers support
Moodle resources
Important Dates
Freshers’ Week

Monday, 13 September to Friday, 17 September, 2021

UCAS Deadline

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

National Apprenticeship Week

Monday, 7 February to Sunday, 13 February, 2022

Safe Internet Day

Tuesday, 8 February, 2022

National Careers Week

Monday, 7 March to Saturday, 12 March, 2022

Wakefield College Your Future Week

Monday, 7 March to Friday, 11 March, 2022

British Science Week

Saturday, 5 March to Monday, 14 March, 2022

Volunteering Week

Wednesday, 1 June to Wednesday, 8 June, 2022

Contact Us

The Careers Team
Wakefield City Campus: 01924 789113
Castleford Campus: 01924 789482

Drop into Student Central at either campus