Careers Support

THE CAREERS DEPARTMENT

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.

You can view our Careers Programme for here.

Please find our Access Policy here.


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 (online Moodle Careers page)
  • Summer schools

Teacher proving careers support to student

CAREERS UPDATES

Friday 12th June: Higher Education Open Day

Click here to check out a list some University's virtual open days. 

Thursday 11th June: Unibuddy and Virtual Tours

Check out Unibuddy –  this allows you to talk to current undergraduates, to find out what studying a particular course or going to university is really like. Choose a university, degree subject or select by their home country, and find out what life’s really like at uni. Book onto Virtual open days – UCAS have created a centralised listing for upcoming uni virtual open days, and a handy video giving you tips on how to make the most out of them.

Tuesday 9th June: UCAS Student Reminders
Please click here for the latest UCAS information

Monday 1st June: Virtual Talks from Industry Professionals
If you are interested in gaining some valuable, real-world insight into a range of careers and employment issues, keep checking these Virtual Talks from Speakers for Schools. Follow this link to explore the talks on offer and sign up. You can also submit questions in advance for certain speakers. 

VIRTUAL HE DAY

CHOOSING A DEGREE COURSE

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COVER LETTERS AND CV'S

DOWNLOAD HERE

STUDENT FINANCE 


DOWNLOAD HERE  

APPRENTICESHIPS


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PERSONAL STATEMENT RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD HERE

TAKING A GAP YEAR


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.). All students have the opportunity to complete a work experience placement during their time at College. You will have access to a dedicated work experience coordinator who will support you on a one-to-one basis to find placements throughout the West Yorkshire region. Work experience is compulsory for students on a level 2 programme, in an upper sixth Employment Tutor Group or who are completing a double BTEC/CTEC in Business, IT, or Health and Social Care. If you want help to find a work experience placement, please see the Work Experience Coordinator, Heather Taylor in the Careers office on the ground floor of Cuvilly or email her at h.taylor@notredamecoll.ac.uk

PARTNER AND ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITIES AND EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:

Partner Universities

CONTACT US

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
E: careers@ndonline.ac.uk

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