Careers Support at New College

New College is committed to providing students with an impartial, high quality Careers Education and Guidance Service. Our aim is to support students to make informed and realistic decisions about their education and employment plans.

The College provides impartial guidance at key decision points, whether that is prior to college entry, on entry, during time at college or advice at exam time and beyond.

We hold events throughout the year that include speakers from local universities and employers, and support students in choosing their options beyond college. We work hard to support students who may be seeking employment or apprenticeships with application form preparation, CV writing and interview practice. Individual careers guidance is provided by trained specialist Progress Tutors who have experience in providing careers advice for young people. Careers Guidance interviews are available by appointment.

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The Role of Progress Tutors and Careers Advisors

Progress Tutors provide career guidance as you plan your next step after leaving us, whether this is university, an apprenticeship, gap year or employment. They will encourage you to research your options and support you along the way, helping you to plan your future, whether that be in the world of work or university.

To contact any of our Careers Advisors, please see details below:

Sally Small (Senior Progress Tutor)

01302 976670


Sharon West (Progress Tutor)

01302 976671


Excellence Academy

A large number of New College students progress to higher education each year. We provide specialist advice for students considering applying for competitive courses such as dentistry, medicine and veterinary science, as well as supporting students applying to universities from across the country. Students who may be considering applying to either Oxford or Cambridge have a specially designed programme delivered through the Excellence Academy.

View information about the Excellence Academy HERE


Work Experience

Students have the opportunity to partake in work experience and they can request a mock interview. Students have a number of opportunities throughout their time at college to encounter and engage with universities and employers about career options, further study and employment.

For more information about work experience, click HERE