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Careers & Progression

With so many courses and careers available, sometimes it can be confusing deciding where to start and where a subject can take you. Because of this, we employ professionally trained Careers Advisers that have extensive experience supporting young people and adults into education, employment, higher education or further training.

Our experienced staff follow a professional code of conduct and are Matrix Standard accredited ensuring all students receive impartial and confidential information, advice, guidance and support. This support is provided in schools, during enrolment and induction right through to the end of a students course - and sometimes beyond! Our Advisers frequently attend careers events - both locally and nationally - across different industries and universities every year, so know what is happening in the job market and in Higher Education. Students can therefore be sure to access up to date and relevant information, advice and guidance. 

All students have the right to access Careers Education at the College and in line with Gatsby Benchmarks and the governments Careers Strategy for secondary schools and colleges, we have updated our Careers Strategy, Careers Programme of Activity and Provider Access Policy, all of which can be found below. 


Contact Us

Students and staff can visit Student Support (located on the ground floor next to main reception) to book an appointment/activity, or alternatively can email or contact our Advisers direct for further information:

Tina Preston Tel: 01429 283813 (Lead Student Adviser)

Rachel Ness Tel: 01429 404149 (School Liaison and Student Adviser)

We also have a dedicated Future Me Zone on the first floor, where students can source lots of information regarding all things Careers and Progression.


Why Not Follow/Like Us!?

Why not follow us on our Twitter account for School leaver updates as well as careers and progression info @HCFEAdvisers and also like us on our HCFE Support Facebook Page

Associated documents

  • Careers Programme of Activity 2019 - 2020 (Student Guide)
  • Careers Programme of Activity 2019 - 2020 (Staff Guide)
  • Provider Access Policy
  • Careers Strategy 2011 - 2020
  • Useful Careers and Progression Websites
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