We have a dedicated qualified careers team based in our Careers Hub located in Campus Central, who deliver careers information, advice and guidance to existing and prospective learners. Our careers team are 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 Careers 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. Learners also have access to an online careers portal.

Bernie Murray is the Careers Leader for Oldham College. Part of this 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 learners are provided with the maximum level of employer encounters, support with Higher Education and apprenticeship applications.

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

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

The team organise and arrange careers events in college, to enable learners and their carers/parents to make well-informed choices aligned with the learner’s career goals. These include employer talks as well as higher education, employability and apprenticeships careers fairs.


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 – 4.30pm
Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am -11.00am  

Book an appointment

To Book an appointment with the careers team

Call 0161 785 4054 or Email Careers.Team@oldham.ac.uk


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.


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 on the link below: