Careers advice

Bradford College Careers is a high-quality careers service with Matrix Accreditation.

Bradford College is delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Quality in Careers Standard Award for its Careers Education, Information and Guidance programme in May 2021.

The Quality in Careers Standard Award is a nationally recognised award that demonstrates our commitment to delivering high quality careers information, advice and guidance to Bradford College students to support them in progressing into positive destinations upon completion of their course.

We are here to help and support all Bradford College learners and anyone who is interested in joining a course at Bradford College.

The Careers Leader is Dina Mistry and the Careers Team have 6 qualified Careers Advisers who can be contacted at careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Parents and Carers Newsletter Feb 2021

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How can we help you?

Our Careers Advisers can help you gain up to date information, advice and guidance on a range of career paths. We will guide you in planning your next steps towards achieving your future career goals. 

We can help you with:

  • Careers guidance interviews
  • Information and advice online or in person
  • Support with apprenticeship and job searching (including higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships)
  • Guidance with university options
  • Information and advice on volunteering

Contact us

You can contact us by emailing: careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

We welcome feedback on our careers programme from parents/carers.  If you have any suggestions, recommendations or other comments, please email us: careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Bradford College also offers work experience placements as part of many courses.

Students enrolled at the College can access careers information and advice through our Moodle page. Careers Guidance information can be found in the Student Information section.

Please click here for information on our careers programme.

Click here to see our IAG policy.

Looking for work? Here are some websites where you can find various employment opportunities (full-time & part-time).

https://www.indeed.co.uk/

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

https://www.totaljobs.com/

Universal Job Match

Bradford Council Jobs

Monster Jobs

Apprenticeships are working and studying towards a nationally recognised qualification at the same time.

With apprenticeships, you will earn money while you gain relevant work experience and skills alongside experienced professionals in your chosen industry. You will get study time and qualifications that will boost your future career plans. To find out more about apprenticeships, see these websites:

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/apprenticeships-and-training

https://www.bradford.gov.uk/jobs/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies-in-west-yorkshire/

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/blog/apprenticeships-2020

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/learning-and-job-opportunities/becoming-an-apprentice

If you successfully complete your Level 3 course, you could go into Higher Education (University).  A university degree can provide you with more skills and experience for employment, it can lead to better paid jobs and boost your employment prospects, you can learn to live independently and meet lots of new friends while you study something that you really enjoy. For more information on Higher Education and university options, please see the below websites:

UCAS – UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education

Student Finance Funding your future – Get ready to apply! (campaign.gov.uk)

About Higher Education Getting into university | Prospects.ac.uk

What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is about helping people vulnerable people, charities and business in your spare time. Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills and experience which can help you with futures careers opportunities. Volunteers don’t get paid but they do make a big difference to people in the local community.

Benefits of volunteering:

1. Improve your confidence and self-esteem

2. Meet new people

3. Learn new skills

4. Improve your CV and improve chances of getting paid employment

5. Support and strengthen your UCAS personal statement

6. Gain some work experience in a sector that you are interested in and see if it’s the right thing for you.

Bradford Gov: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/emergencies/council-service-disruptions/coronavirus-covid-19-volunteering-and-community-support/

National Careers Service: NCS | No We Can | National Citizen Service (wearencs.com)

Volunteering in Keighley & District: Keighley & District Volunteer Centre (keighleyvb.co.uk)

Vinspired: vInspired – Leaders in youth volunteer opportunities

Students, parents and staff can find out more about labour market trends here:

https://futuregoals.co.uk/ – Information on labour market trends.

As a parent/carer you may want to support your child with making careers plans that match their interests and skills. There are more choices for young people today than ever before, so as a parent/carer it can be confusing and difficult to know where to start. We have put together these resources to help you understand the options available to your children:

https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/104/sites/105/2021/02/Parents-and-Carers-Newsletter-Feb-2021.docx – Parents and Carers Newsletter Feb 2021

https://virtualconnexionsbradford.co.uk/Parents-Carers – Independent careers and employability information and advice based in Bradford.

https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/ – Independent careers and employability information and advice based in Calderdale & Kirklees.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-parents-guide-to-apprenticeships – A parents/carers guide to apprenticeships.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers – National Careers Service for information on a range of careers in various sectors.

https://futuregoals.co.uk/ – Information on labour market trends.

https://www.ucas.com/what-are-my-options – UCAS options guide

Parents’ and carers’ guide to the jobs of the future – 20 Top Jobs of the Future | Careers Writers Association (parentalguidance.org.uk)

Student Finance for Higher Education (University) – Funding your future – Get ready to apply! (campaign.gov.uk).

Information, advice and guidance on a range of careers is most industries to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Click here.

A graduate careers website with information on different careers in different industries, work experience, postgraduate study and applying for university. Click here.

Real-life career videos, advice and information to inspire your career. Click here.

A free online library of careers related film, news and information. Click here.

Information, advice, and admissions services (applying for university) to inspire and facilitate educational progression. Click here.

Opportunities that exist outside of the traditional university route including apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, gap years, traineeships and jobs. Click here.

Information on roles in healthcare with a number of real-life stories and videos. Click here.

Careers information and tools for 11 to 19 year olds. Click here.

Careers information and learning resources for schools and colleges. Click here.

An official source of information about higher education. Click here.

Careers inspiration, labour market information and support for all ages in Leeds City Region. Click here.

Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship. Click here.

Everything you need to know about studying medicine. Click here.

Sign up quickly and easily to become NHS Volunteer Responders. Click here.

Find volunteering opportunities. Click here.

Find volunteering opportunities. Click here.

Click here to discover the latest apprenticeship opportunities.

Click here to discover IT, Science and Engineering opportunities.

Feedback – We want to know what you think!

We welcome feedback on our careers programme from students and parents/carers.  If you have any suggestions, recommendations or other comments, please email us: careers@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Are you a former student?

We would love to hear from you! We are always looking for former students to come back into college and talk to our current students about your careers journey, how your Bradford College course led you onto your next steps and beyond. To get involved with Bradford College Careers, please drop Dina Mistry an email: d.mistry@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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