Hi, I am Jo Billington, Lead Careers Adviser here at Winstanley College. Our Careers Programme is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience and provides our Students with the advice and guidance they need to make an informed choice about their future and the destination they progress to after their time at Winstanley College.
A summary of what we offer can be found below and full details of what our Careers Programme includes can be found in our Published Careers Programme.
We have a comprehensive careers programme at Winstanley College which we are sure will equip you with the knowledge to make a decision about your future. During your time at Winstanley College you will have the opportunity to hear from a range of employers and providers, every student will have the opportunity to go on work placement during WoW (World of Work) week and you will have access to a qualified Careers Adviser and be able to speak to them on a one to one basis.
For more information please see our Published Careers Programme.
We will welcome you as a Winstanley Parent at our New Parents’ Evening which takes place at the start of the autumn term. At this event you will have the opportunity to meet myself and other members of staff that assist in delivering our Careers Programme. You will hear about how you as a parent can get involved in WoW (World of Work) week and how you can access information about labour markets and future study options to inform your support to your son or daughter.
All this information will continue to be available via the Parent Portal and full details of what our Careers Programme includes can be found in our Published Careers Programme.
Researching Labour Markets
Young people today face more choices about their future than ever before, with an increasingly competitive job market and rising University fees. This makes it all the more important to make the right choices for their education and employment.
We provide help and support with these decisions in College, but parents and families, as the people who know our students best, also have an important role in the process. Here are some useful sources of information around career planning to help support your young people
Employers / Providers
Throughout the year we operate a programme of talks where employers and providers are able to come in and speak to our students directly. Our students will be keen to hear about the types of skills and qualities which will make them suited to a particular field of work or role, along with the qualifications required and the common routes of entry.
Aside from our programme of talks, we also host an annual Careers & Apprenticeship Event which sees around thirty employers come in and participate in a Careers Fair. Student attendance at this annual event is very good and feedback from both employers and students is consistently excellent.
Our annual HE event sees a wide range of providers come into college to speak with students about the range of courses available, sponsored degree routes and university accommodation.
Finally, as part of our Careers Programme we offer all of our students the opportunity to visit the workplace. This work placement can take different forms and is flexible to suit both the student and the employer.
For more information please see our Provider Access Information
If you have any comments or feedback regarding our careers programme please contact Jo.Billington@Winstanley.ac.uk
You will also be given the opportunity to feedback more formally later in the year.