Careers, employability and progression

Your time at sixth form college is a vital stepping stone to securing a place at university, a higher level apprenticeship or embarking on a career.

Our highly experienced careers team offers impartial advice to support students with their individual plans. Students are able to book one-to-one careers appointments at any point during their time at college. The team also organise events throughout the year including a Higher Education Fair, Futures Fair, mock interviews and a huge range of other events when we welcome local employers, gap year organisations and university admissions tutors to Barton Peveril.

Prospective, current and previous students can contact careers via email at careers@barton.ac.uk.

Work experience and volunteering

Students are strongly encouraged to gain work experience during their time at college, particularly if they are considering careers in medicine, teaching, veterinary science and engineering. This helps to focus their choice of university course and adds a positive element to their UCAS personal statements. We have a well-structured professional work experience programme and students also have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work. Although students are responsible for making their own arrangements, they are supported by the college and our links with local employers mean we are able to help them find appropriate placements.

Next steps

Whether you want to develop your interview technique, write a personal statement, submit a UCAS application, secure a job or apprenticeship or brush up your CV…help is at hand throughout your time with us. Specific guidance is given to high achieving students and others interested in applying to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities through our Our Aspire programme (formerly Gifted and Talented).