Our careers team are available to support you on your journey from the moment you enroll at City of Portsmouth College, to the moment you leave and go onto the next stage in achieving your career.

Everything we offer is to help our learners unlock their full potential, and the careers team are on hand to help you achieve your goals.

We can support you with:

  • One-to-one careers guidance interviews
  • Careers events, workshops and talks, including speakers from industry
  • Guidance on work experience and industry placements
  • Drop-in clinics
  • UCAS application support
  • Gap year advice
  • Support for CV writing and job applications
  • Apprenticeship and job search support
  • Printed and electronic resources for additional support
  • Progression support

We also hold a number of careers events throughout the year which provide excellent research and networking opportunities.

Events include:

  • Careers information evening for parents
  • Higher education fairs
  • Careers and Employment Fairs
  • Careers fairs for SEND students and parents
  • Regular visits to universities and employer venues.

Equality and diversity principles are embedded to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations. We deliver a planned programme designed to offer you the most appropriate support at various stages of your course.

At City of Portsmouth College we adhere to the Gatsy Benchmarks, so that we can make sure we are offering a high stand of support to all of our learners.

You can find out more about Gatsby College Guidance by clicking on this link: final-0099-gcg-college-booklet-a5-4pp-rgb-aw1.pdf (gatsby.org.uk)

Careers Programme 2023-24

As a student here, you’ll benefit from our well-established careers programme. We have an expert careers team and many resources on hand to give you all the guidance you need to make fully-informed decisions about those all-important next steps.

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance Policy

Employability Workbook

Check out some hints and tips to help build your unique CV and be interview ready to start your career.

Try the Careerometer!

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

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