​​​​​Careers Support at TRC

Your Careers Advisers at TRC are:

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 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.


Our College Careers Leader:

Cerise Walters​​

Should you have any questions regarding our careers programme or the careers provision available at TRC, she can be contacted on


Our Governor for Careers is Paul Jagger.


TRC Policy Statement on Provider Access Mar 21

Trust CEIAG Policy June 2019 final


What services do we provide?

Higher Education Progression

1-2-1 careers information, advice and guidance
Help with university applications including personal statements
​Mock interviews
Targeted support for students applying for: Medicine, Dentistry, Vet Science, Allied Health & Teaching degrees
Support for Oxbridge applicants
Mentoring support from local University students

Employment / Apprenticeship Entry

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


TRC Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme

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:

Transferable/employability skills
Your future and job ready
Covering letters
Interview skills
We draw on our experienced bank of Employers in Education to input on sessions such as:

Employment law, rights and responsibilities
Psychometric test workshops
Self-assessment 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:

TRC Careers Programme 2020-21

This link provides information about a wide range of professional careers and bodies. ​

The Russell Group have released new guidance about entry to their courses and universities. Information about this can be found at:

Please visit their website for an interactive tool


Please see the PowerPoint which will help you to understanding your options after TRC:



Y13 Next Steps Jan. 2020 (1)


Work Placement

For more information about Work Placement opportunities please click on the link below:

Work Placement


Click here to read one student’s case study on their industry placement:

Education and childcare (Bethany’s story)

Local Labour Market

For more information on the local labour market and careers please click on the following links:

Careers South Yorkshire 2019

Labour Market Information- April-June 2019


Please click on the following links for more information about the services provided by TRC’s Careers provision:

Exam Results Summer 2020

Applying to University 2022

Careers Programme 


Employers in Education

Work Placement 

Ex TRC students 



Information for University and College Admissions Teams


We have just launched a destinations platform called Unifrog. 
Unifrog is basically a one stop shop where you can easily explore your interests, then find and successfully apply for your next steps after college and/or university.
To see more about how Unifrog can support your future decision-making and career options, and explore some of the exciting features of the platform, Unifrog have created a short video tour that you can watch 

Or have a go at some of the tasks in this document Unifrog Quick Tasks Year 13

Applying to University


Click here for guidance on applying to university.

Applying to University 2022

Further Uni Advice

The following documents have been supplied by Sheffield Hallam University and provide some useful information and advice about applying to university.

SHU how to – UCAS Tariff and entry requirements

SHU how to – Transition

SHU how to – Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

SHU how to – Accommodation

SHU How to – Health Social Care


Parent Guides

Are you a parent/carer? Check out this free guide to helping your child begin their career journey.

Click here

The Parents’ Guide to Getting ahead in the summer holidays


Click here



Other Useful Resources / Links

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.