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Career Resources

From writing your CV and career action plans, to finding jobs and apprenticeship vacancies in your area, our Career Resources pull together a variety of information so you are well informed when it comes to getting career ready.

Useful Links

National Careers Service

The government’s site for careers information, advice and guidance.

Career Assessment

Choose from three different assessments to discover what careers might suit you via the Hampshire Careers Partnership website

Careers Week resources

View the resources available to students from our Careers Week.

Discover Uni

Thinking about your uni choices? Search and compare undergraduate courses in the UK.

eClips Job Information

Accurate, up-to-date careers and labour market information for over 1,000 jobs and careers. Email careers@farn-ct.ac.uk for login details.

CV Builder

Start building your CV via the Hampshire Careers Partnership website

Meet the Professionals

Hear from those already working in industry what it is like to do their job- from games designer to site manager.

Looking for a job?

If you’re a current student looking for full or part-time employment, use this resource to see local vacancies.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Browse our collection of local apprenticeships and apply for work-based learning in a variety of different industries.


Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, meet new people and do your bit for the community. It is also very beneficial to have on your CV. Below are just some of the resources and schemes available:

Volunteer North Hampshire

The main source for local volunteering opportunities. You may find something unexpected that gives you completely new experiences and work skills. 

Frimley Park Hospital Volunteering Scheme

Our Level 3 Health and Social Care students visit Frimley Park Hosptial to work directly with their staff, while picking up information about working for a healthcare employer and all the skills needed to start work with confidence.

Digital Student Ambassador Scheme

Making the most of technology is something we’re passionate about. If you’re passionate about it too, our Digital Student Ambassador Scheme is available for you to help create digital resources, reviewing new apps and technology, and contributing to social media. You’ll get training to develop new skills and have something unique for your job or university applications.

Fundraising at the College

All students are invited to organise and take part in fundraising – from Children in Need to Christmas Appeals in deprived areas.

Student Governors

Our Student Governors represent all our students’ views among the highest decision making body in the College – the Corporation Board. This is a vital role that can prepare you for great opportunities at work or university!

National Citizen Service

An adventure followed by a social action project! Many of our students take part in this annually to have fun, make friends and enhance their CV.

Student Ambassador Scheme

Every year we recruit student volunteers to support the College with Open Events, social events and school visits. This is a fantastic experience for anyone looking to work in a people-facing career after college where a can-do attitude is the most important skill!

Community Projects

Every year our students are involved in the community, from hosting children’s theatre shows to launching their own charity campaigns. See what previous students have achieved and imagine how much you could benefit from helping others!

Student Representatives

Want your voice heard? You could be representing the views of your class in our Faculty Forums while developing your listening, teamworking and presentation skills.

Student Mentor Programme (with FELS)

Many of our students become mentors for students within the Foundation and Entry Level Studies department. This can involve offering friendship, support with college work and group trips. This opportunity will not only be personally rewarding, but help employers and universities understand more about what makes you want to help others.

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