Cerise Walters – Manager for Career and Employer Engagement
Rachel Bentley – Careers Adviser
Lorna Barton – Careers Adviser
All students are welcome to speak to one of our Level 6 Qualified Careers Advisers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer Covid safe, face to face appointments as well as phone, Teams and e-guidance depending upon student preferences.
Thomas Rotherham College are proud to be affiliate members of the Careers Development Institute.
As careers professionals and affiliate members of the Careers Development Institute, we adhere to their high standards of professional behaviours and Code of Ethics.
Should you have any questions regarding our careers programme or the careers provision available at TRC, she can be contacted on email@example.com
Our Governor for Careers is Paul Jagger.
1-2-1 careers information, advice and guidance
Help with university applications including personal statements
Targeted support for students applying for: Medicine, Dentistry, Vet Science, Allied Health & Teaching degrees
Support for Oxbridge applicants
Mentoring support from local University students
1-2-1 careers information, advice and guidance
Help with job and apprenticeship applications
CVs an applications
Interview techniques and mock interviews
Where to look for opportunities
Career Fair – September
Over 70 exhibitors including Universities, Apprenticeship providers and local Employers
Job Ready Event – March
Recruitment Fair, One to one interviews with recruiters and Q&A sessions with employers
Options Evening – June
Applying to University, Apprenticeship opportunities, Gap Year
Regular Guest Speakers from local Universities, Companies and Apprenticeship Providers
The TRC Careers programme is delivered through the tutorial programme, student briefings, careers events and 1:1 IAG support and is designed to support the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
The specialist Job Ready tutorial programme supports those students in their final year who are targeting the world of work and apprenticeship opportunities after college. Sessions in the programme include:
Your future and job ready
We draw on our experienced bank of Employers in Education to input on sessions such as:
Employment law, rights and responsibilities
Psychometric test workshops
The Job Ready event and Recruitment Fair held in the spring term, gives those students targeting employment/apprenticeships a mock interview with an employer/apprenticeship provider as closely related as possible to their chosen career area. This gives students the opportunity to put the skills they have been developing throughout the programme into practice and gain feedback on their CV and interview performance to help enhance their future applications and interview techniques. The recruitment fair enables students to gain a realistic insight into the local labour market opportunities on offer and help them decide which employers they want to target upon completion of their level 3 studies.
The first-year tutorial programme provides students with an introduction into the support available and information on the options after TRC. The annual Autumn TRC Careers Fair, which sees around 70 exhibitors representing HE, employment and apprenticeship opportunities, gives all students the chance to engage with a wide range of providers to research the options open to them. Towards the end of the first year the focus moves towards informing students of UCAS (University College Admissions Service) and to those students applying for competitive careers such as Medicine, Dentistry, Vet Science, Allied Healthcare (Optometry, Pharmacy, Midwifery, Nursing etc.) and Primary teaching specialist support by the careers team.
The Options Evening Event and University Open Day Visit in June/July time helps inform parents and student of their option after college.
In their final year those students applying to university can access specialist support with writing their personal statements to competitive Russell Group Universities as well as accessing several widening participation initiatives to support those students who are first generation to university.
The following document provides details of our Careers Programme here at TRC:
This link provides information about a wide range of professional careers and bodies. http://www.totalprofessions.com/home
The Russell Group have released new guidance about entry to their courses and universities. Information about this can be found at: https://russellgroup.ac.uk/news/informed-choices-relaunch/
Please visit their website for an interactive tool https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/
Please see the PowerPoint which will help you to understanding your options after TRC:
For more information about Work Placement opportunities please click on the link below:
Click here to read one student’s case study on their industry placement:
For more information on the local labour market and careers please click on the following links:
Or have a go at some of the tasks in this document Unifrog Quick Tasks Year 13
Click here for guidance on applying to university.
The following documents have been supplied by Sheffield Hallam University and provide some useful information and advice about applying to university.
Are you a parent/carer? Check out this free guide to helping your child begin their career journey.
The Parents’ Guide to Getting ahead in the summer holidays
For anybody interested in starting their own business or breaking into the world of business, check out the Enterprise Guide and take the first step on the pathway to entrepreneurial success. https://issuu.com/escapestudios/docs/the_enterprise_guide_2021/10