To support individuals on their journey to a successful career all students studying with us here at Stockport College are enlisted onto our Careers Programme, as an integral part of their study programme. We even provide impartial careers guidance and support before students choose to enrol with us.
Stockport College holds the Matrix Standard for the provision of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG). There are teams of professional, qualified and impartial Advisors available to offer a range of IAG services. This programme highlights the IAG offer available careers to learners and is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds to their future career potential. With tools such as job suitability profiling and an online record of achievement students can use the platform to explore job profiles, apprenticeship vacancies and course information.
Who uses the Start Careers platform?
Anyone can join the careers platform, at anytime. Simply follow the link here to register for Start, and start your journey to a thriving career.
Good career guidance helps inspire students towards further study and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them. It helps them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills and qualifications they need to succeed. It is critical for social mobility because it helps open students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.
The Benchmarks for Colleges listed here outline the important elements of a robust career guidance programme, as well as outlining how we at Stockport College meet the benchmark. They have been developed from the Gatsby Benchmarks for good career guidance, following consultation with a range of colleges across England to align them with the needs of the sector.