Part of the Institute for Career Enhancement
The Senior Manager responsible for careers at the College is Steven Hunt. Our Careers Advisor is Will Crowhurst. Both Steven and Will can be contacted via email@example.com, or by calling 01252 407147.
Farnborough College of Technology and University Centre Farnborough are fully committed to ensuring that all learners acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their learning and career progression. This is reflected in Mission and Vision Statements:
Mission: ‘A Community University that serves people and businesses across the region’
Vision: ‘100% of programmes help people gain skills and experience to be successful in life’
As qualifications evolve and the nature of employment changes, it is increasingly important that all learners (whether actual or potential) have access to the knowledge, skills and resources they need to be able to make informed decisions about their future choices, both in life and employment. This will include meaningful engagement industries and further and higher education.
The College is committed to meeting its duties in relation to the provision of a careers programme including independent careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). It is informed by the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
The purpose of our Careers Programme involves:
It is important to us that our Careers Programmes are meeting the needs of our students, employers, and colleagues in other institutions. We will measure this by recording all activities carried out in this planner, make use of the Compass Benchmark Tool, and use the methods below. The Careers Lead meets with all staff involved in delivering the careers programme, and our Enterprise Adviser, at the end of each term to review the results of our activities and adjust plans where needed.
We work with an external Enterprise Adviser to help guide the College in providing its careers services. Find out more in this short video.
Our Careers Library provides one-to-one sessions where your individual needs can be met, including:
Students can book an appointment with our Careers Adviser by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Careers Advisers are impartial and independent, thanks to our relationship with Hampshire Futures.
We’ve mapped out all our Careers Activities by term across the year. These plans are reviewed at the end of each academic year, but monitored termly to introduce new activities when needed.
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Tuesday 5 October 2021
Structuring your UCAS Personal Statement
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Finding and Preparing for Work Placements
In class and tutorials
TBC - November
University Options Evening
Wednesday 2 March 2022
7-12 March 2022
National Careers Week: Talks and Workshops
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the College continued to deliver all careers services to its students. See below for some of the activities that took place virtually:
As well as the termly activities above, you have access to a variety of career finding and planning resources throughout the year (shown below), as well as key events through which you can explore your career options: