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 [email protected].

Careers Programme 2019/20


Work experience and volunteering

Students are strongly encouraged to gain work experience during their time at college, particularly if they are on Vocational courses and / or are not planning to go to university.

Students considering careers in medicine, teaching, veterinary science and engineering should be completing work experience placements in support of their application to university. This helps to focus their choice of university course and adds a positive element to their UCAS personal statements and CV’s.

We have a well-structured professional work experience programme and students also have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work. In the interest of fostering independence we expect students to research and arrange their own placements. However, they are supported by the college and our links with local employers mean we are able to help them find appropriate placements where possible.

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.