Careers Education Information and Guidance

Careers Education Information and Guidance

Trafford College is committed to meeting the Gatsby Career Benchmarks Standards of Excellence; ensuring that careers education, information, advice and guidance is designed and delivered to meet the needs of students. 

Students are entitled to impartial and confidential CEIAG which is person-centred, meets professional standards of practice and is delivered by specialist personnel. We therefore offer a comprehensive Careers Programme.

How can we support your career?

CV Writing & Cover Letter Guidance

Volunteering Opportunities

Experienced Career Advisors

Access to Online Careers Platform 'Start'

Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation

Support with UCAS Applications and progression into Higher Education

Careers Programme​

To support individuals on their journey to a successful career all students studying with us here at Trafford College are enlisted onto our Careers Programme, as an integral part of their study programme. We even provide impartial careers guidance and support before you choose to enrol with us.

We provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to make positive career choices. The Careers Programme is tailored to the needs of individual students and provides a range of activities prior to enrolment, on programme and also as part of a student’s progression at the end of their course.

For more information, see our Careers Programme poster below: 

Work Experience

The entitlement for work experience and work-related learning is detailed below for each study programme type. The format of activity and mix of external placement and work-related learning will vary for each Study Programme. 

Every course will also have a programme of guest speakers from industry who will visit your classes to share with you their professional experiences and what is important in making yourself a success.

We offer volunteering opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop team work and communication skills, support your community, and build your CV. We also support an annual charity which is chosen by staff and students at the college where you can be involved in fundraising activities and build your skills.

USEFUL TAKEAWAYS
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
  • Course information sessions at open days and interview events that outlines career progression options.
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
  • Access to high quality work related learning opportunities including careers talks, industry visits, and employer projects, mentoring and volunteering.
  • Access to high quality external work experience opportunities linked to career aspirations.
  • Provision of a Personal Development Programme through tutorials that supports the development of wider employability skills.
  • Access to on-line materials that support career development including job search skills and improving employability prospects.
  • If you are an ex-student and need a reference for university, please click here for more information on the process. 
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser for up to three years after course completion.
  • Support with UCAS applications through the careers and curriculum teams.
  • Support with progression into Apprenticeships through our Apprenticeship Team.
  • Internal progression process to support students to progress to higher levels of study within the College through our Higher Education provision or with other providers.