The college ensures students can access up-to-date information on all aspects of careers and progression. College careers staff and tutors help students to approach this information in a planned way and are available to assist when students have important decisions to make. Throughout the year there will be an exciting range of events and workshops from guest speakers, visits to employers and universities, opportunities for work experience and large career and HE events.
Our aim is to motivate and inspire students to reach their potential and provide students with the skills to make informed decisions about their future and chosen career path.
The Careers department
Notre Dame has two professionally qualified and experienced full-time careers advisors, who offer a confidential advice and guidance service to prospective, current and previous students.
They help prospective students by discussing career choices and subject choice implications, and where appropriate, signposting alternative options. They support students during their time in College to research, plan and carry out their next steps. They also advise students who wish to change their course of study whilst at Notre Dame. Careers help is given to students:
- at admissions interviews, enrolment sessions and throughout the tutorial programme
- at individual confidential interviews and at daily lunch time drop-in sessions
- via an email service
- on results day
For current students appointments are available 8.50am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Students can book a careers appointment using the online Moodle Careers booking system. The Careers department is based on the ground floor of Cuvilly building.
The Careers department can help you with:
- Career planning
- Assessing your skills, aptitudes and interests
- Exploring your future options such as apprenticeships, further education, higher education and employment
- Mock interviews
- Annual careers fair
- CV and job searching
- Work experience
- Gap year research
- Workshops and guest speakers
- Resources (online Moodle Careers page)
- Summer schools
Students or parents are more than welcome to contact the careers department at any time throughout the year.
Anna Dickinson and Liz Crick