Careers Advice

Through our Student Hub, our Progress Tutors and Library Study Hubs, students have access to a wide range of careers advice and information as well as assistance with UCAS personal statements, CVs and job applications.

Your future career

Your future career

If you’re not sure what you want to do after you complete your course, we have resources and staff available to help you explore your options.

The Student Hub
The Student Hub has a team of Student Advisors available five days a week to assist you in finding the right course and supporting your chosen career pathway.

The Student Hub can help you with:

  • Information, advice and guidance about courses
  • Careers education, information, advice and guidance
  • Higher Education, Student Loans and university information

Progress Tutors
Your progress tutor will discuss your progression and careers options with you both in groups and on a one-to-one basis. You will also have the opportunity to take part in CV and UCAS personal statement workshops and attend careers, university and Apprenticeship information talks and events.

Study Hubs
Our Study Hubs contain information about careers, universities and applying for jobs. These resources are available for all students to use and our friendly staff can help you locate careers information.

Careers Programme
There are many Careers events for the forthcoming academic year at Southport College.

View Careers Programme Calendar

Please visit or contact the Student Hub on (01704) 392704 for more information.

Meet our Careers Coordinator

Bec Hill
Bec Hill
Careers Coordinator

Careers guidance and what to expect

As a student at Southport College you have access to a lot of careers information and guidance resources.

You can also expect to:

  • Discuss your progression and career options with your progress tutor
  • Have the opportunity to attend careers, higher education and apprenticeship fairs
  • Be offered assistance with your UCAS personal statement or CV/job application

Info for Students

We want to support you as you take your next steps into your future career. Whether you train with us for a specific job or as a stepping stone to further study we will provide you with the information advice and guidance you need to make choices about the best route for you.

We will offer support through your progress sessions as well as a range of events and tools. Check out our Careers calendar to see what happens through the year.

We also have a range of tools such as Unifrog which can help you to research your future options and links to other local labour market and training information such as BeMore.

If your plan is to go to university you will also find lots of useful information on the UCAS website.

If you need any support you can always call in to the Student Hub to see your Progress Tutor or our Careers Co-ordinator Bec.

Info for Parents

We recognise that parents have a key role to play in supporting and guiding students as they make choices about their futures.

We are committed to supporting you to support your child which is why we hold parent events for new students and for those who are looking to university applications. We aim to give you and your child all of the information you might need.

Whilst much of this work goes on in the college day we are always keen to hear from parents and the following resources can also be very helpful along the way.

Info for Employers

We are committed to working with local employers to ensure that student have the most up to date and appropriate skills for the jobs they will go in to when they leave us.

We work with employers to give students high quality work experience and placement opportunities as well as raising awareness of the range of opportunities available.

We have a dedicated employer partnerships team and run a range of careers and apprenticeships fairs throughout the year which are a great way for students and employers to come face to face.

If you would like more information about how we can partner with your business please contact our Employer Partnerships Team.

Careers Advice Questions

We are often asked the following questions by many of our students...

Your Progress Tutor and/or course tutor will be able to go through all of your progression options with you and can they may also direct you to additional resources online or in the Study Hubs.

Progress Tutors are able to help students with their personal statements and university applications. In addition, you may also have contact with the College’s Admissions Team who process and send UCAS applications.

College staff organise careers fairs so all students have the chance to speak to universities and employers related to their chosen subject area.

Learning Support

If you have identified a learning difficulty and/or a disability, the Learning Support Team will contact you to discuss how to support you appropriately. Identified students who disclose a support need are individually interviewed to assess their needs and the level/type of support or tutoring required.

Financial Support

At Southport College we have a range of financial support packages designed to help meet a range of cost associated with studying including bursaries, travel passes, help with kit and uniforms and childcare support.

Personal Support

Our aim is to ensure every student reaches their potential with us and we have staff available for any individual who may need support and care. Students can access counselling and personal support during their time with us.

The Student Hub

Call now

01704 392704

Term time

Monday-Thursday 8.15am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.15am – 4.00pm

Outside term time

Please visit or call main reception:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm