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.
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.
Go on Work Placements
Experience work placements in a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, grounds maintenance, animal care, horticulture, retail and more.
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.
Experience Mock Interviews
Practice interview skills in a controlled setting and learn what employers are looking for during a successful interview.
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.
Explore Potential Workplaces
Meet employers at their workplaces to learn what goes on behind-the-scenes in various job roles, all within one company.
Labour Market Information
Career guidance and labour market information (LMI) includes teaching students about:
- careers and future progression routes after Homefield
- job searching, applications and interviews
- General Further Education colleges and Universities – their courses, qualifications and entry requirements
- transferable skills
- career sectors, employers, jobs and salaries
- job programmes, traineeships, Supported Internships and apprenticeships
- work / life balance
- money management
Understanding career pathways and future possibilities is vital for all our students. We provide access to relevant careers information that can help our students to determine their work aspirations, transferable skills, future progression options and choices to help them lead a fulfilling and meaningful life as active citizens.
Further Careers Information
For Homefield staff, you will find careers resources on the Homefield Staff Area on Microsoft Teams.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling Reception on 01509 815696 to be transferred through to Keleigh.
“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