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. The next step in your journey is supported by a whole college approach to careers information, advice and guidance.

Your teacher, careers adviser, student achievement mentor or apprenticeship employer and assessor 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 get involved with tutorials. If you are a student off campus you have access to careers information, advice and guidance through our virtual learning environment – Moodle or via one of our friendly careers team.

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.

We review our practice annually and update policies in line with Government guidance, to deliver the best advice and guidance to you. The majority of our students move to positive destinations after finishing their course. Each year we track the destinations of our students, to help inform our careers offer.

Our careers advisers 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
  • Consider the best work placement for you, alongside our placement team
  • 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, virtual or email with careers advisors, Higher Education Champions and our Level 6 careers team
  • Topics covered in the college Careers and Wellbeing Tutorial Programme
  • 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
  • Virtual links to careers and employer events
  • 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 training providers

Contact the team on:

Great Yarmouth Campus: 01493 419290

Lowestoft Campus: 01502 525117

Lowestoft Sixth Form: 01502 537000

Email: careers@eastcoast.ac.uk

The East Coast College Careers Lead is Nikki Lane – Assistant Principal Student Wellbeing and Support n.lane@eastcoast.ac.uk, address: East Coast College, Suffolk Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0ED.

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