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
The East Coast College Careers Lead is Nikki Lane – Assistant Principal Student Wellbeing and Support firstname.lastname@example.org, address: East Coast College, Suffolk Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0ED.
- I can be a – explore potential career opportunities across Norfolk and Suffolk, job roles and how your interests match careers options.
- 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 or www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
- Icould – real stories to inspire career choices.
- 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.
- Sector based and company websites and conferences – your tutor or student coach can advise you
- www.lmiforall.org.uk provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decision
- newanglia.co.uk/ – discover more about our local economy and growth sectors to help you make careers choices
- discoveruni.gov.uk/ – search and compare undergraduate courses in the UK
- ucas.com – everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate university or college courses
- https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – research your options if you wish to follow a different pathway form university
- gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – set up an account and search for apprenticeships locally and nationally