Careers Guidance

Employability and career development are important parts of being a Homefield student.

We believe that good careers guidance connects learning to the future – it motivates students by giving them a clearer idea of the routes to services, jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding.

Career Opportunities

Students and staff listening to Morrisons team leader deliver training induction in the supermarket aisle

Attend Careers Talks & Activities

Hear directly from employers and work-related organisations, such as the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), in our careers talk events.

Student grooming horse

Go on Work Placements

Experience work placements in a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, grounds maintenance, animal care, horticulture, retail and more.

Student cleaning tables in Barrow of Treats

Gain Transferable Skills

Learn skills that you can use in a wide variety of settings whilst developing qualities that will help you be a valued employee and active citizen.

Student and Timpson staff member looking at watch mechanism

Experience Mock Interviews

Practice interview skills in a controlled setting and learn what employers are looking for during a successful interview.

Student using the computer to complete their homework

Plan Your Career Journey

Discuss future goals with our Careers Lead and map out smart, realistic and practical actions to help make those goals a reality.

Student showing other students and staff their work placement building

Explore Potential Workplaces

Meet employers at their workplaces to learn what goes on behind-the-scenes in various job roles, all within one company.

To help students gain practical work experience in real working environments before moving on to external placements, we also operate two commercial enterprises – Barrow of Treats (café) and Breward’s (coffee shop) – both of which are open to the general public.

Further Careers Information

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our careers programme, you can get in touch with our Careers Lead Keleigh Windram by email (careerslead@homefieldcollege.ac.uk) or by calling Reception on 01509 815696 to be transferred through to Keleigh.

Testimonial

“I enjoy being with my fellow colleagues, the staff from the College and working in an environment where I can serve the customers of the community and learn how to talk to others for later on in life.”

Current Student, 2021

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