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It is our goal to deliver high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) through a range of activities and interventions to help all students make informed choices.

This includes the development of employability skills within the curriculum, impartial advice and guidance at key transitional times and to access up-to-date information on careers and other issues affecting students’ wellbeing and continuation in education. 

Through our industry-experienced staff, excellent employer links and trained careers advisors, students can be sure they are developing the skills and experience they need to succeed in their career.

Our aims are to:

  • Ensure all students understand and take advantage of their entitlement to careers guidance and support
  • Ensure all students have the opportunity to develop employability or graduate skills and link their learning to industry and the world of work
  • Provide a more direct experience of the world of work, a clear view of the labour market and a good understanding of progression routes
  • Inspire and inform students about the full range of education, training and employment opportunities available
  • Have emphasis on linking with employers and outside agencies to offer other perspectives
  • Raise ambitions and encourage students to overcome barriers
  • To provide CEIAG that is impartial and independent and has the best interests of the student at the core of its delivery.

GATSBY BENCHMARK

Riseholme College prides itself on offering all of our student’s free, impartial advice and guidance about their next steps. We assist our students to plan and manage their personal progression and career planning. We deliver a full programme of careers related activities to inform, inspire and motivate our students using the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

QUALITY IN CAREERS STANDARD (QICS)

In 2018 the College was awarded the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS). The QiCS is the single national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. To achieve QiCS, the college had to submit its CEIAG programme for rigorous external assessment and accreditation by the Licensed Awarding Body. By achieving the externally assessed QiCS students, parents/guardians, employers and other stakeholders/agencies can be confident that the careers support provided by the college will help every student to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of their futures.

ENTERPRISE COMPANY'S CAREERS HUB

Riseholme College was the first vocational college across the Humber region to join the local Careers and Enterprise Company's 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.

MATRIX STANDARD IN ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

In 2019 the College was awarded the Matrix Standard in Advice and Guidance. Matrix recognises an extremely high quality of service provided to students and is used as a quality assurance tool, with annual continuous improvement checks and self-assessment practices monitoring year-on-year improvements. In awarding Riseholme College the Standard, the Matrix assessor concluded:

  • The college’s values are well understood by staff and students and lead to a welcoming, safe environment
  • Strategic collaboration with regional and national bodies in ensuring the college identifies and responds to current and future employer needs.

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Careers information, advice and guidance pages are 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.

All students up eligible to access a 1 to 1 careers guidance interview to discuss their future plans. This support is available for students when applying for college, apprenticeships, university or employment; including completing application forms and CVs. 

The college’s Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) strategy aims to broaden our students’ horizons and empower them to make informed and realistic decisions at all key transition points throughout their student journey. This strategy links with the following college procedures:

  • CEIAG Policy
  • CEIAG Action Plan
  • Careers Guidance Student Entitlement
  • Careers Access Policy

The college also publishes an annual careers programme, which details the activities that will take place during the academic year to prepare our students with the skills they need to be work-ready once they leave education. 

Careers Lead

Amanda Millson is the Careers Coordinator for Bishop Burton and Riseholme Colleges.

Appointments can be made with Amanda online by accessing the Careers page through iLearn (our student portal) or by contacting Student Services. Parents/guardians, employers and other agencies are also more than welcome to contact Amanda with any questions they may have. To get in touch, please email careers@bishopburton.ac.uk or telephone 01964 504111.

Katy Langfield is the Careers Leader for Bishop Burton College and Riseholme College and can be contacted via 01482 553154

Students

Choosing the right course to kick start your career isn't easy. It's completely normal to be confused about your next steps, or to change your mind. Here at Bishop Burton and Riseholme, all of our courses include transferable employability skills to help you find the right career and even move and switch careers should you wish. 

Our Careers Coordinator can help you explore the career options available to you, help you to choose the most appropriate course and help you plan what to do once you have completed your studies. The College’s tutors will also advise on the career and progression opportunities available in that particular area. They can tell you more about what the course is like, what kind of things you'll learn, how the course is organised, how you’ll be assessed and what previous students have gone on to do. If you're not sure what you want to do or even which career is best for you, get in touch by emailing:

If you're drawing a complete blank, try out the LMIforall Skillsometer quiz! It has been designed for those who are not sure what jobs they might be interested in and gets you thinking about your skills, interests and how they can link to jobs. If you're on a mobile, it might be hiding, so pop onto a computer if you can.

Whether you're starting with us for the first time, or a current student, we want to make sure you're ready for your next steps with guidance and activities to help you as part of our Stepping Forward programme. Take a look here.

Once you enrol as a student you can be confident that you will have immediate access to impartial, accessible and independent careers information, advice and guidance, assisting you with planning and managing your personal progression and career planning. This is available through face to face appointments, email, online meetings, our student portal iLearn and, frequently, via the delivery of in-class presentations and workshops. College students will be supported in the completion of an Employability Passport. This Passport provides a framework to enable all our students to understand more about the key skills that employers are looking for. In order to complete the passport, you will need to reflect on your existing experiences both inside and outside of college and any relevant transferable skills you already have. University level students will be supported with developing graduate skills and graduate outcomes through embedding employability in the curriculum and continuing to work closely with employers. 

Parents and Guardians

We have a wealth of experience in helping students choose the right course to kick start their career as well as helping them make the transition from school (or after a break in education) to college life as easy and as smooth as possible; which includes our Stepping Forward programme. The programme has been populated with a range of subject specific activities designed to help new starters to get a start in 'stepping forward' with their learning and knowledge ready for the start of college life. 

We know that making decisions post-16 can be a worrying time for parents/guardians but our Careers Coordinator can help you support your child in understanding and exploring the career options available to them, helping them choose the most appropriate course and helping them plan what to do once they complete their studies. The College’s tutors will also advise on the career and progression opportunities available in that particular area. They can tell you more about what the course is like, what kind of things students will learn, how the course is organised, how work is assessed and what previous students have gone on to do. 

From the moment students arrive at Bishop Burton College or Riseholme College, they will have a network of support around them. As well as the Stepping Forward programme we help our students take responsibility for their career development. This includes all students having access to impartial, accessible and independent careers information, advice and guidance, assisting them to plan and manage their personal progression and career planning. This is available through face to face appointments, email, online meetings, our student portal iLearn and, frequently, via the delivery of in-class presentations and workshops.

After a student completes their course at college they have lots of options available to them, which includes opportunities to continue their studies at Bishop Burton or Riseholme, to embark upon a new course at a local training provider, FE college or even HE institution, to embark upon an apprenticeship or to enter employment. All our students are supported in making decisions about their Next Steps, including an invite to the college’s Next Steps event as well as other local and national events.

Details of all the opportunities on offer, at our college and others in the local area, can be found on the following websites:

  • Bishop Burton College courses or Riseholme College courses
  • Hull & East Riding Online Careers Gateway - logonmoveon (Bishop Burton College only)
  • North East Lincolnshire Online Careers Gateway - Lincs2 (Riseholme College only)
  • North Lincolnshire Online Careers Gateway - LiNCS4U (Riseholme College only)
  • The National Career Service also offers valuable careers advice 

To help assess our provision we actively seek feedback from parents/guardians. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback at consultation evenings but are also encouraged to email us at careers@bishopburton.ac.uk with any feedback, positive or negative, as well as any suggestions for improvements or if you wish to get more involved; perhaps as a local employer.

Employers

Whilst at Bishop Burton College and Riseholme College, all our students are supported in preparing themselves for employment through the delivery of employability skills embedded into the curriculum, providing opportunities for college level students to complete an employability passport and to undertake work placements/experience; whilst also inviting employers to attend college events and deliver guest lectures. 

Experienced staff provides all students (college level, university level and apprenticeship) with impartial information, advice and guidance on a wide range of subjects, including:

  • The diverse range of courses and apprenticeships offered by both the College and external providers
  • Career and progression planning
  • UCAS applications for higher education
  • Job searches and skills to secure employment.

Partnering with Bishop Burton or Riseholme to offer an apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity for your business to develop the staff it needs. Apprenticeships can create enormous benefits, not only in terms of a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention. You can find out more about working with us to offer an Apprenticeship by visiting our website. For further information or to start the process of recruiting an apprentice, call us on 01964 553044 or email servicestobusiness@bishopburton.ac.uk.

The College’s Employability Passport Award provides a framework to enable our students to understand more about the key skills that employers are looking for. In order to complete the passport, students must reflect on their existing experiences both inside and outside of college and the relevant transferable skills they already have. It highlights where they have ‘gaps’, so they can seek out opportunities to develop these skills. As our students progress through the college they are able to move on to gain higher levels of the Employability Passport Award.

The Passport provides a framework to support the work that visiting employers do in the college, helping the students make informed careers choices, develop and demonstrate the key skills and prepare them for the ‘world of work’. Additionally, when it comes to recruitment, the achievement of the Passport will indicate that a candidate has evidenced the required skills and understands both their application in the workplace and employer expectations. The candidate will be able to discuss examples at the interview.

Every year we are looking to inspire our students by having the opportunity to meet and network with potential employers. We see this as an essential part of our students’ career planning. If you feel able to support any future careers/employability events or offer site visits and guest lectures/talks or workshops to particular groups of students, and have not already got established contacts within our academic departments, please email careers@bishopburton.ac.uk.

We also bring relevant part-time roles to the attention of our students that they can do alongside their studies, as well as graduate vacancies. If you're a business and would like to advertise your vacancy with us, please find more information on how to go about this here.

To help assess and continuously improve our provision we actively seek feedback from employers. Please email us at careers@bishopburton.ac.uk with any feedback, positive or negative, as well as any suggestions for improvements or if you would like to contribute to the development of the Careers Programme or, in fact, the College’s curriculum.

Other Agencies

Bishop Burton College and Riseholme College are proud of the effective and close relationships it has established with multiple agencies and local authorities to ensure the needs of our students are met. We comply with statutory requirements and duties to share information about learners’ experiences, transitions and destinations. 

The Colleges works with multiple local authority special educational needs and disability (SEND) teams to ensure that any learners who are looking to study with us receive individual and tailored careers information, advice and guidance, frequently identified by school staff, parents/guardians or agency staff carrying out the student’s annual review process. CEIAG continues to be delivered during the student’s time at college with 1:1 interviews guaranteed for all EHCP students up until the age of 24.

To help assess and continuously improve our provision we actively seek feedback from partner agencies. Please email us at careers@bishopburton.ac.uk with any feedback, positive or negative, as well as any suggestions for improvements or if you would like to contribute to the development of our Careers Programme or, indeed, have any ideas about how we can work together to improve the outcomes for our learners.

Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight benchmarks for good career guidance, developed to support schools and colleges in providing students with the best possible CEIAG. The eight benchmarks were established as part of Sir John Holman's research into what actions could improve career guidance in England, and lay out what a world-class career guidance system looks like. The Benchmarks form part of the careers’ strategy, launched December 2017.

For more information, please click here.

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 students’ understanding of employability and develop new and existing skills to give them the edge when competing for jobs, university places, etc.

All college level students 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.

Labour Market Information

Bishop Burton College and Riseholme College works with LMI Humber and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to access high quality information about the local Labour Market.

Current Labour Market Information (LMI) can help our students to understand:

  • Where the jobs are locally
  • Which sectors/jobs are increasing and which are declining
  • Which skills will be needed in the future

Lots of information is available via the LMI website, including regional, local and sector specific data as well as information (including leaflets and videos) about skills for employment, employment and getting to work. 

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, 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.

Use the boxes below to 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.

 

Useful Documents

Find out more about the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance available in these useful documents.

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.

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