Careers & Work Experience

Careers & Work Experience

Learn from industry leaders or volunteer in something you love. No matter the course you’ve decided to study at Stockport College , you will be supported in gaining work experience to help you develop essential employability skills, such as networking, communication, organisation and creative problem solving. We can also support you with sourcing part-time work so you can build your CV alongside your studies.

Students on 16-18 study programmes (including potential students) will have access to careers information, advice, guidance and meaningful encounters with employers including access to work experience placements.

Contact the Careers Team – Or you can download our handbook listed below. 

Stockport College is committed to meeting the Gatsby Career Benchmarks Standards of Excellence; ensuring that careers education, information, advice and guidance is designed and delivered to meet the needs of students.

Students are entitled to impartial and confidential CEIAG which is person-centred, meets professional standards of practice and is delivered by specialist personnel. We therefore offer a comprehensive Careers Programme. Download listed below.

How can we support your career?

CV Writing & Cover Letter Guidance

Volunteering Opportunities

Experienced Career Advisors

Access to Online Careers Platform 'Start'

Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation

Support with UCAS Applications and progression into Higher Education

Careers Programme​

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 you choose to enrol with us.

We provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to make positive career choices. The Careers Programme is tailored to the needs of individual students and provides a range of activities prior to enrolment, on programme and also as part of a student’s progression at the end of their course.

Work Experience & Volunteering

Work experience is a key component of 16 to 19 study programmes and academic courses. It aims to give young people the opportunity to develop their career choices and develop those critical employability skills needed for employment. All students are expected to undertake work experience / personal and professional development as part of their study programme. This applies to academic, technical, and applied pathways. 

Work experience can take many forms, including work tasters, running a student enterprise, participation in social action, volunteering or placements. Activities must be planned to take account of the learner’s needs and future plans. Part-time jobs that are relative to the course can also be logged as a placement. 

Every T Level will include an industry placement (extended work experience placement) with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours over 45/60 days but can last longer. 

TCG will support employers offering industry placements. This will include assistance with identifying placement, necessary paperwork, a careful planning process and support with designing the industry placement. 

TCG is committed to developing the employability skills and opportunities of gaining employment for all learners. Placements and work-related activities are vital components in the process of developing the skills, qualifications and experience necessary in the workplace and meeting employer skills needs

  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
  • Course information sessions at open days and interview events that outlines career progression options.
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
  • Access to high quality work related learning opportunities including careers talks, industry visits, and employer projects, mentoring and volunteering.
  • Access to high quality external work experience opportunities linked to career aspirations.
  • Provision of a Personal Development Programme through tutorials that supports the development of wider employability skills.
  • Access to on-line materials that support career development including job search skills and improving employability prospects.
  • If you are an ex-student and need a reference for university, please click here for more information on the process.
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser for up to three years after course completion.
  • Support with UCAS applications through the careers and curriculum teams.
  • Support with progression into Apprenticeships through our Apprenticeship Team.
  • Internal progression process to support students to progress to higher levels of study within the College through our Higher Education provision or with other providers.