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Careers and Student Recruitment Team

We have a dedicated qualified careers team based in our Careers Hub based in Campus Central, who deliver careers information, advice and guidance to existing and prospective students. Our careers team is here to help students achieve their career goals and to make sure they are on the correct course.

The College has been awarded the Matrix Standard which is a National Government approved Quality Standard for Information Advice and Guidance. This is a unique quality standard covering the advice and support services which help individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

Bernie Murray is our Careers Leader for Oldham college. Part of the Careers Leader role is to ensure Oldham college are compliant in embedding the 8 Gatsby benchmarks outlined in the government strategy for careers, so that all our students are provided with the maximum level of employer encounters, support with Higher Education applications and receive personal careers guidance throughout their journey with us.

We will support students to progress after college onto Apprenticeships, employment, Further Education and Higher Education. The careers programme offers one to one guidance, employability and CV workshops, mock interviews, UCAS application support and advice on how to write personal statements. 

The team organise and arrange careers events in college, all designed to help students decide on their next steps. There are progression events to help students and parents decide on what the next steps will be for progression to the next level of course, apprenticeships/higher and degree apprenticeships/employment or Higher Education. We hold employer talks, alumni – past students who share their career experiences with our current learners. We also provide specialist sessions on higher education student finance, UCAS personal statements and employability.

 “Promoting technical and professional education and training opportunities to Oldham’s young people”

Careers Advice Appointments

We have a dedicated team of qualified careers advisors who are available for students to contact for either face to face or telephone appointments.

Appointment Times

Monday 9.00am -4.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am -4.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 11.00am
Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am -4.30pm  

Book an appointment

To Book an appointment with the careers team

Call 0161 785 4054 or Email

Technical Education

Oldham College is where learning works
and skills pay.

We are at the leading edge of bringing about a step change in the quality and awareness of technical and professional education provision – benefitting students, employers and the local economy alike.

Career Hack

Career Hack is our on-line digital careers portal available for all our learners.

It offers a variety of resources and information that will support learners to make well informed careers choices. Please follow the link to log on to the site. 

For more information please contact Maureen Thompson on 0161 785 4054

Labour Market Information

Information on what is happening in the labour market can be a really useful tool to help you decide where the key careers are happening at the moment.

Have a look for yourself in the links below.


Sector by sector information takes a closer look at job opportunities within a specific role please follow the link below for further information.

LMI for all

LMI for all is a trusted online data portal for high quality, reliable labour market information