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 organises 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.
Our Careers team and resource centre are based in The Gateway. This area has an extensive range of reference material with advisers on hand to offer advice on higher education, employment and training. Students can also access the latest opportunities via the internal Barton Blog or follow the Careers Department on Twitter for updates (@BartonP_Careers). Prospective, current and previous students can contact careers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Gifted and Talented students and others interested in applying to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.