Support and Guidance
Career Education

At Stephenson College we place a great deal of importance on helping you with your career choice. Our friendly and knowledgeable careers staff are available to offer advice and guidance.

We can help with all those important decisions about what to do after college, whether its employment, an apprenticeship or university. We work closely with employers and universities offering a range of activities and trips.

To help you succeed, a range of advice, guidance and support is available including:

  • Employability skills development
  • Ways to gain valuable work experience
  • University application support
  • CV, job search and application support
  • Mock interviews
  • Please also refer to the Careers Education Programme information listed below

You can contact Sonia Seaman, Careers and Higher Education Advisor to make an appointment by one of the following methods:

Career Education Programme

Our careers education programme is a comprehensive source of information that illustrates all of the careers education information advice and guidance opportunities that students can expect to experience throughout the academic year.

This is a whole college approach made possible by the input of all staff including, vocational tutors, English and maths tutors, student services team members and support staff.

This has been produced in response to recent Department for Education statutory requirement to nationally provide more effective careers education information and guidance for our young people.

The objectives of the programme are to enable young people to progress to the next vocational qualification level or to a positive destination such as apprenticeship, higher education or employment and training.

We welcome feedback from parents and students and would encourage you to contact us by as follows:

Contact details

Phil Clooney, Work Experience Coordinator & Careers Leader

Sonia Seaman, Careers and HE Advisor

  • 01530 836 136 ext. 228
  • 1. Employability
    Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
    Barclays Employability skills
    CV workshops
    Mock interviews
    Work experience
    Barclays social media workshop
    Career inspiration talks
    Labour market information presentations
    2. Events and Enrichment
    Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
    Careers advice at interview
    Futures week
    Apprenticeship events
    Skills competitions - introduction
    Skills competitions - formal
    Skills competitions - World Skills
    College open days
    School career events
    Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
    3. Career Guidance
    Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
    Career guidance interviews - by appointment
    Progress options presentations
    Kudos (careers software presentations)
    4. Higher Education
    Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
    UCAS application support
    Effective personal statement support
    UCAS application checking
    University mock interviews
    Budgeting skills
    UCAS convention visits
    HE options and advice sessions
    University taster sessions
    Student finance presentations
    UCAS application form completion
    UCAS reference writing
    Results day and support with clearing

    National Careers Service

    Careers advice for 16-18 year olds is available via Web chats or Phone conversations on 0800 100 900.

    Careers advice on learning and work is available to all students over 19 years of age either face to face or via Web chats or Phone conversations on 0800 100 900.


    Leicestershire County Council Careers Advice Team

    In Leicestershire they provide careers information, advice and guidance for young people that are not in education, employment or training (NEET) aged 16 – 19.

    They provide support at outreach venues throughout the county taking their services to where young people want to meet up in their local area.

    To arrange to see an advisor contact: 0116 305 6620