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.
We have a dedicated qualified careers team based in our Careers Hub in the Student Quarter who deliver 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.
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 team offers CV workshops, interview tips, UCAS application support and advice on how to write personal statements.
The team organise and arrange 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 for i.e progression to the next level of course, applying for apprenticeships/jobs or Higher Education. We invite guest speakers/ past students to speak to students about their careers and hold specialist sessions on student finances, personal statements and employability.
The profile brings together data from several sources. Details about these and related terminology are given in the definitions section.
Labour market information tells you about the workplace or labour market. Labour market information describes the condition of the labour market, past and present, as well as future projections. It makes clear where work opportunities are increasing or decreasing, what occupations exist, what you need to study to become a professional in that occupation, what is required to take up an occupation, how one can find a job, change job or progress in a career.
Oldham College is committed to providing impartial information, advice and guidance on education,
training and employment opportunities to prospective, current and former learners. The College
believes that high quality IAG and careers education advice and guidance raises attainment and
aspirations, supporting learners to achieve their potential. We will embed the 8 Gatsby benchmarks
introduced in the Government Careers Strategy in December 2017.
icould is an online charity providing career ideas and information for young people. Careers information and quizzes to help you with your next steps – https://icould.com
What kind of careers are out there which you may not have even dreamed of – have a look here https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Research the types of employment in your local area or nationally here www.nomisweb.co.uk