Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Riseholme College prides itself on offering all of our student’s free, impartial advice and guidance about their next steps. This service has seen the college be awarded the Matrix Standard in Advice and Guidance.

A Careers Advice page is available on our student portal, iLearn, providing online information about careers, employability, apprenticeships, UCAS and more. Students can access this area to research their options and book an appointment with our Careers Coordinator.

Riseholme College has recently been selected as the only vocational college across the Humber to join the Careers and Enterprise Company’s newly appointed Careers Hub.

The Careers Hub brings together schools and colleges to work together with employers, careers professionals, universities and training providers, to improve careers education.

The aim of the Hub is to enable schools, colleges and training providers to achieve the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, by sharing good practice and meeting the targets of the government's careers strategy.

We are also pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Humber LEP Gold Standard for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance. The Standard is designed to fit the requirements of the LEP in terms of the provision of robust and impartial careers services and was used to assess the quality of the provision provided by the college. This award is now known as the Quality in Careers Standard and is nationally recognised.

Our Careers Programme has been developed with the support of different agencies to ensure our students are "Career Ready" when they complete their studies. If you have any queries or would like to contribute to the development of the Careers Programme, please email

Careers Coordinator

Our Careers Coordinator and designated Careers Leader at the college is Gemma Daddy. Gemma has achieved a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development and is currently studying a Level 7 PG Cert in Career Leadership with the University of Huddersfield.

Gemma is in college during term time, so book an appointment if you are unsure of your next steps or need impartial information, advice and guidance about apprenticeships, courses, training, or to discuss your thoughts around your career. Appointments can be made online by accessing the Careers page on iLearn or by contacting Gemma. Parents are more than welcome to contact Gemma with any questions they may have.

To get in touch with Gemma please email or pop into Student Services. Alternatively, you can call 01964 504111.

Employability Skills

The college’s positive destination figures (where students go when they leave college, e.g. employment, higher education, apprenticeships etc.) remain well above the national average.

This is in part due to the vocational nature of our courses and the expertise of our teaching staff. This excellent work within the curriculum is also underpinned by our Careers Programme, which is designed to enhance your understanding of employability and develop new and existing skills to give you the edge when competing for jobs, university places, etc.

Whilst enrolled as a college student, you will also work towards completing an Employability Passport, which has been externally validated by The Humber Learning Consortium and gained their Kite Mark. The Passport supports students to evidence the development and attainment of the 7 key Employability Skills. Achievement of the Passport is built into the group Personal Professional Development (PPD) tutorial sessions and lesson plans. 

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Student / Graduate Job Vacancies

We work closely with local companies to bring you relevant part-time roles that you can do alongside your studies, as well as graduate vacancies. Any vacancies available will appear below.

Graduate Vacancies

Customer Support / Purchasing and Project Management

Pellcroft Engineering Ltd, Coningsby, Lincolnshire

Salary: Dependent on experience

Closing Date: 31st March 2020

Pellcroft manufactures the TYPHOON range of crop drying and storage equipment

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Genetic Selection Technician

Cherry Valley, North Lincolnshire

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Cherry Valley is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join the Genetics team to carry out data collection and analysis of key traits for the genetic selection programme. The position will also include involvement in innovative projects to improve data collection of novel traits. Internal and External training will be available to ensure career progression with opportunities to develop within Genetics R&D along with technical support and production activities across the company.

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Deputy Farm Manager, Stockman and Data Collection Operatives

Cherry Valley, Laceby, North Lincolnshire

Salary: Dependent on experience and skills

Closing Date: 21st February 2020

Reporting to the Farm Manager, we are seeking to recruit a deputy manager and full or part time farm operatives for our high health status test farm. Candidates with standard poultry stock experience are encouraged to apply. The roles will also involve data collection and may involve automated feedstation utilisation, but training will be given.

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Student Vacancies

Summer Placement / Harvest Work

F B Parrish & Son Ltd, Bedfordshire - SG17 5QB

Salary: Competitive salary plus overtime plus subsidized on farm accommodation.

Closing Date: 30th April 2020

Summer Placement / Harvest Work

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Agricultural Work Placement

Woodwards Farm, Winwick, Huntingdon, Cambs

Closing Date: 26th April 2020

We are looking for a willing student who is both keen to learn and hard working to work on our mixed farm in Cambridgeshire.

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Industrial Placement Pet Unit Specialist

Adecco, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Salary: £9.53 - £10.91 / hour

Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

We are looking to recruit two second year undergraduate students into Pet Unit Specialist industrial placements to work with our client at their global research centre in WALTHAM on the Wolds, Leicestershire.

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Summer Harvest Assistants

Limagrain, Rothwell near Caistor, Market Rasen

To assist the teams with harvest and sowing, working alongside both permanent and temporary staff.

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Tractor Driver

B & J Wiles & Son, Brinvale Farm, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4NB

1000 acre arable farm requires an enthusiastic person to undertake all farm duties during harvest period.

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