The College has a specialist careers team who will provide you with impartial advice and guidance at every stage of your academic journey. the careers team have built close working relationships with local universities and employers, enhancing the advice and guidance they can offer to enable students to make and carry out effective career decisions.
The Careers Department provides support with career planning, UCAS and higher education, interview skills, job applications and CV writing. Highlights for students include the annual Careers Fair which is attended by over 50 employers and providers, the annual Higher Education Day attended by over 50 universities, and an annual Higher Education Parents’ Evening. They regularly invite motivational speakers from a wide range of industries and universities into College, and also support our students to find work experience placements. In addition, they maintain an intranet site with resources relating to apprenticeships, volunteering, higher education, employment, gap years, and much more.
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
- Our first Notre Dame Virtual Careers Fair will be launched w/c 8th March 2021
- Our first Virtual Higher Education Parents' Evening is taking place on Thursday 29th April 2021
- Mary Owoo and Poppy Beacock are our new Uni Connect Progression officers supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds into Higher Education. You can find out more about the Uni Connect project here: https://www.gohigherwestyorks.ac.uk/
Work experience is not only valuable in its own right but also essential if you hope to apply to certain university courses (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Veterinary Science etc). Work experience will give you an insight into the world of work and help you to decide if that sector is the right career for you. If you are looking at progressing on to an apprenticeship/employment work experience will help you stand out on your CV and at interview. All students at Notre Dame have the opportunity to complete a work experience placement during their time at College. Work experience is compulsory for students on a level 2 programme, T-level programme and those students studying on a double vocational subject. Virtual work experience opportunities are emailed out regularly to all students by the careers team. If you would like support finding a work experience placement, please email the careers department firstname.lastname@example.org or book a careers appointment.
For current students appointments are available at 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. Students or parents are more than welcome to contact the careers department at any time throughout the year.
The Careers Team are available online to support you with your future. You can email us with any questions or queries you may have. We will send you a tailored email responding to your enquiry. No question is too big, or too small. We are also happy to proof-read any CVs, applications or cover letters you may be putting together.
Do make use of the resources on Moodle Careers which we will be updating regularly.
Anna Dickinson, Liz Crick and Vicky Pointing.
T: 0113 2946644
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