Advice and Guidance for your Future


While you are learning at ECC, in the classroom or as an apprentice, we want to help and support you with your future plans and we have lots of services available to do this.

Your tutor, student coach or apprenticeship employer are your first points of contact for career/progression guidance and will help you through your career and wellbeing programme and 1:1 sessions.

Apprentices will work on tasks via OneFile and classroom-based students follow the below programme:

What you do after studying with ECC is really important to us. We are here to help guide you to make the right decisions for your future and to support you with your decisions. Our Student Coach and Careers Team can help you:

  • Understand the progression options available to you, including further study, training, Apprenticeships and employment
  • Prepare for employment with help creating a CV, making applications and mock interviews
  • Choose and apply for Higher Education level courses and vocational training
  • Understand local and national employment in your chosen career sector and access career profiles
  • Give coaching and advice on positive progression routes, helping you plan your career


You can find help and information in a number of ways including:

  • 1:2:1 appointments or drop-in sessions in person, on the telephone or email with Student Coaches, Higher Education Champions and Level 6 Careers Advisor
  • Topics covered in the college Careers and Wellbeing Calendar
  • Access information via Moodle Careers and Progression pages – including links to useful websites and sources of information to help you research
  • Visits from and to industry experts in your field
  • Working alongside your teacher, with specialist industry and subject knowledge
  • Careers events throughout the year
  • Telephone and helpline services
  • Education provider visits, such as universities and colleges


Contact the team on:

Great Yarmouth Campus: 01493 419290 or 01493 419280
Lowestoft Campus: 01502 525117

Email: careers@eastcoast.ac.uk 

You can also view additional contact details on the Student Support poster, linked below.

The East Coast College Careers Champion is Nikki Lane - Assistant Principal Student Wellbeing and Support  n.lane@eastcoast.ac.uk

Careers Coach

In Careers Coach you can search career ideas, find out about the local labour market in that sector, collate your cv and consider your strengths and interests. Please find this interactive careers tool on the link below:


Useful Websites

  • I can be a – explore potential career opportunities across Norfolk and Suffolk, job roles and how your interests match careers options. www.icanbea.org.uk
  • National Careers Service - Provides information, advice and guidance to help all ages make decisions on learning, training, work opportunities, CV building and getting the job. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers. Support available to young people via a website, helpline & webchat on 0800 100 900. www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
  • Icould – real stories to inspire career choices. www.icould.com
  • Growing Ambitions – downloadable multimedia resources, focus on voluntary work. www.totaljobs.com
  • Job Zoo - Provides CV and careers ideas
  • Skills to Succeed Academy -A free, highly interactive, online training programme designed specifically to help you choose the right career for you, and build the key employability skills you need to find and keep a job. www.s2sacademy.com
  • Sector based and company websites and conferences – your tutor or student coach can advise you