Careers Support


Helen Collins

Careers Manager

Anna Dickinson

Careers Advisor

Georgia Ferguson

Employer Engagement Lead

Liz Crick

Careers Advisor

Paula Brownridge

Student Support Admin Assistant

Vicky Hargreave

Careers and Employability Advisor

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Our Careers Department will provide you with impartial advice and guidance at every stage of your academic journey, enabling you to make and carry out effective career decisions. The team support students with career planning, higher education applications, interview skills, job searches, finding apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities, gap year planning, and CV writing, through one to one guidance, group workshops, and online resources. They organise key annual events including the Careers Fair, STEM Fair, Higher Education Day, and Higher Education Parents’ Evening. The team regularly invite motivational speakers into college from a wide range of industries and universities, arrange external visits, and help students to find work experience placements. They create a series of careers tutorials for every year group at Notre Dame, to support their progression and career planning. The team’s Careers Programme is available on the college website, highlighting how their work to support students meets the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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
  • Volunteering
  • Work experience
  • Gap year research
  • Workshops and guest speakers
  • Resources
  • Summer schools



Work experience is not only valuable in its own right but also essential if students hope to apply to certain university courses (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Veterinary Science etc.). All students have the opportunity to complete a work experience placement during their time at College. There are certain vocational subjects where work placements are compulsory, and these will be highlighted to students at various points such as open events, enrolment, and induction.


For current students appointments are available at 8.50am – 4pm Monday to Friday. 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 Sharepoint which we will be updating regularly. 

Anna Dickinson and Liz Crick.
T: 0113 2946644


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