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Careers Service for FE, Undergraduate and Potential Learners - Plan your future with our careers services

Loughborough College employ a Careers Officer and Employability Co-ordinators who are professionally trained and have extensive experience of arranging work and industry placements and supporting young people and adults into employment or further training. They follow a professional code of conduct ensuring that you receive impartial and confidential support.

Careers drop in sessions

If you would like some career related information or advice e.g. you are unsure about your options on finishing your course, then a drop-in session may suit you. This service is available for learners or anyone thinking of studying at Loughborough College – contact the Job Shop to see the dates, times and locations.

Careers appointments

If you can’t make a drop-in session or need more confidential or in-depth guidance e.g. you have no ideas about what to do in future, then a careers appointment may suit you. This service is available for learners, ex-learners or anyone thinking of studying at Loughborough College – contact the Job Shop to make an appointment.

Careers Education

All full-time FE learners will have access to a programme of careers education tutorials throughout their learning journey. Advisors work closely with tutors to arrange careers sessions that cater to their ability and include a range of topics relating to Careers and Employability e.g. CV writing or apprenticeships.

Careers and Employability

The Job Shop can help you with any work/industry placement or careers-related query all year round. On top of this we offer tutorials, university and employability events at key times of the year. You can email careers@loucoll.ac.uk for support at any time.

Careers Timetable

Month Activities
September
  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Apprenticeship drop-in sessions
  • HE drop-in sessions Work/industry placement tutorials
  • Freshers Fair
  • UCAS tutorials with L3 Y2 learners
  • Right course Right time drop-in sessions
October
  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Apprenticeship drop-in sessions
  • HE drop-in sessions UCAS drop-in sessions
  • Learner finance tutorials
  • Careers and Employability tutorials
November
  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Apprenticeship drop-in sessions
  • HE drop-in sessions
  • UCAS drop-in sessions for personal statements
  • Learner finance tutorials
  • Learner UCAS deadline for applications 15 November
  • Careers and Employability tutorials
  • University stands
December
  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Apprenticeship drop-in sessions
  • HE drop-in sessions
  • Careers and Employability tutorials
January
  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Apprenticeship drop-in sessions
  • HE drop-in sessions
  • College UCAS deadline 15th January
  • Careers and Employability tutorials
February
  • Careers drop-in sessions
  • Apprenticeship drop-in sessions
  • HE drop-in sessions
  • National Apprenticeship Week
  • UCAS Extra commences
  • Careers and Employability tutorials
  • Employability Fair

Advice on Higher Education

The Careers Officer provides advice and guidance on higher education programmes including degree, foundation degree and higher national diplomas. They work with learners who are making an application to higher education, providing specialist support on a range of higher education topics including how to research course choices and how to write an effective personal statement. The Careers Officer also works with the HE Employability Co-ordinator to support learners studying higher education programmes at Loughborough College.

Labour Market Information

Labour market trends play an important part in the decision-making process for anyone planning their future career or looking at a career change. There is a broad range of local and national information available to help you to make those all-important decisions and to explore the opportunities that may be available in the future. We suggest the following links as a good starting place.

How to access the service

We are available between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on a Friday. You can call in to the Job Shop or contact us by email or telephone. Email: careers@loucoll.ac.uk Telephone: 01509 517 174

Head of Careers and Employability

David Drewry
Careers and Employability Manager
Email: david.drewry@loucoll.ac.uk
Telephone: 01509 517 030

Careers Entitlement Statement

The college is committed to ensuring that high quality, timely, accurate and impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance is provided to support learners, ex-learners and potential learners to make well-informed realistic decisions. This involves supporting them to develop careers management and transition skills for life.