Our career zone is packed full of useful resources, from help writing your CV and personal statement, to information for parents and our links with employers.
Information for school leavers
It is never too early to start thinking about your future and your career. Whether you know what path you’d like to take, or you want to find out more about what you can do with your chosen qualification, we have a wide variety of resources available here in our Career Zone.
Our Career’s Week page will give you an insight into all of the talks, workshops and guest speakers the College organises for its students, while our Industry Links page shows you the range of employers, we work closely with to provide you with training, support and more.
Looking for help on writing you CV or just want to chat to someone about your options? You can view our Careers Resources page or book a chat with one of our experienced and friendly careers advisors. We also have plenty of information on the job market on out Labour Market Information page, which is useful to see what courses can lead to what careers.
And finally, you can see some of our previous student’s success stories at Alumni Careers.
Information for parents
As a parent, there many ways you can support your child in preparing for their next steps, whether that’s going to university, straight into the workplace or an apprenticeship.
To help them find out more about their chosen career path, or to find inspiration as to what they can do after their course, our Labour Market Information page is a great resource. It offers an overview of careers nationwide, helping you to navigate the careers market and the breadth of opportunities available.
We also have a page of Careers Resources, where you’ll find links to CV builders, the National Careers Service, careers assessments and more. During careers week, we offer a variety of guest speakers, talks and workshops. To see what we have offered our students in previous years, take a look at our Careers Week page.
The College works with 100s of employers for our students work placements, apprenticeships and guest speakers, to help our students have strong and meaningfully links with industry. You can find out more on our Industry Links Page.
To find out more about what careers our previous students have gone on to do, you can visit our Alumni Careers page.
Information for employers
The College works with 100s of employers across a variety of sectors to coordinate work placements, apprenticeships, guest speakers and more. This is to help our students have strong and meaningfully links with industry, while also providing industry with the skilled and knowledgeable personnel it needs to thrive.
To find out more about our work with employers, visit our Industry Links page, and for more information on working with us, visit our employers page. If you’re a SMEs or Microbusinesses, find out how you can get Extra Support on your Doorstep.
Information for college staff
For resources and guidance on how to help your students navigate the world of work, you can visit our Careers Resources page, where you’ll find links to CV builders, career assessments and more.
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. Find out more in our Careers Action Plan.
As a student with us, you have access to a variety of career finding and planning resources, all of which are included in your study programme.
Farnborough Futures Fair
We hold an annual Open Event and Careers Fair for our students. It offers the chance to meet teachers from across the College, talk to employers about apprenticeships, and start making plans for when they complete their current course.
Personal Careers Meetings
At our Careers Library you can access one-to-one sessions where your individual needs can be met. This includes advice on choosing a career path, finding job vacancies, preparing for interviews and more.
You will be invited to events that give you the chance to plan your future by meeting those who work in industry or universities. Careers fairs, UCAS fairs and our own progression events are valuable ways of discovering career pathways.
Industry connections and talks
Part of your course includes an Industry Placement, which will give you a taste of the working world. You will also benefit from industry talks, where professionals visit the College to share their career journeys and advice on what you need to do to get on the career ladder.
Our Careers Library contains all you could need to start preparing for your future. This includes:
Access to computers to write your CV and research careers
Leaflets and information on career planning
Prospectuses from a range of universities
Resources for completing your UCAS application
Labour Market Information
We ensure our qualifications are relevant to the current and future needs of industry and have invested in resources to provide students with up-to-date labour market information.
For students who are thinking about entrepreneurship, our staff have a wide range of skills to support you with getting started and preparing to launch your idea.
Our online Jobs Board advertises local job vacancies that are suitable for our students. Whether it is for part-time work during your studies or for when you finish, many employers advertise through us because they know how great our students are in the workplace!
Degree Passport Scheme
Choosing A Levels, a T Level, or a Level 3 programme? Thinking about going to university? We can help you put your best foot forward when applying with our Degree Passport Scheme. This combines tutorials, a Passport booklet full of information and important dates, visits to UCAS fairs, and ongoing support to help guide you to the right course and university.
Institute for Curriculum Enhancement
This new facility represents the work we do to ensure that students begin their career with a flying start and industry insight.
Communication Centre and Microbusiness Workzone
This innovative space is designed for students to collaborate with local businesses – both large and small.
It is a professional workspace with wi-fi access, print facilities, a meeting room and spaces for both individual and collaborative working.
Our communication centre is the ideal solution for students who wish to work for a small or micro business, as they can meet all types of employers here and gain work experience in the familiar setting of the college.
We also have a debating zone, where you can discuss and debate real topics with lecturers and classmates!