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Newbury College offers an excellent careers service for all students, whether they are looking to apply for further or higher education courses, apprenticeships or gain employment. The advice is confidential, free and impartial, and available to all.

The services include:

  • Advice on selecting the right course
  • Help with applying to universities and making UCAS applications
  • Careers events
  • Help with finding a job or an apprenticeship
  • Job notice board
  • Advice on how to create CV and personal profiles
  • Interview skills
  • Gap years
  • Results days advice clinics.

To discuss any of the above, book an appointment with one of our advisers by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pop in and see us in the Student Services office just off the Street.

Which course is best for me?

It's hard to know exactly what course may be right for you. You may not know what career would suit you. For students who don't know what they want to do in the future, then an exploration of interests and skills would be a good starting point. A psychometric quiz looks at your personality and indicates which job might suit you best. In a short space of time, with the help of our careers advisers, you will have a better idea which path to take.

University applications and UCAS

If you are progressing to university, our advisers can help you choose the right course and place of study. They can also help with your UCAS application and personal statement.

Newbury College provides students with the opportunity to attend a number of higher education events, including HE Fairs and university open days. This gives students the opportunity to discover the wide range of courses available to them and gain knowledge to make an informed decision about their future.

Careers events

Newbury College is proud to host the annual West Berkshire Work and Careers Fair, supported by Elevate. The event attracts over 50 employers from large multi-nationals to local organisations. As well as seeing the employment opportunities, students can attend a programme of career-focussed seminars and workshops delivered by the exhibiting organisations and Newbury College.

Click here for more information about this event.

Employment and apprenticeships

Whether you are applying for a part-time or full-time job or an apprenticeship, our advisers can help guide you through the process.

Job notice board

Looking for employment? Our advisers regularly receive local employment opportunities and post them on the job board outside the Student Services office in the Street. Check out the vacancies and speak to one of our advisers about applying.

Creating a CV and personal profile

Creating your first professional-looking CV can be a daunting prospect. Our advisers can offer tips and advice to help you write a CV and personal profile that will give employers a good first impression.  

Interview skills

Our advisers can give you strategies to help improve your interview skills and personal presentation, and talk you through what to expect.

Gap years and volunteering

If you are looking to take a gap year, we can help. Why not use that time to volunteer on overseas projects? Our advisers can give you advice on planning your gap year and doing it safely.

Results days advice clinics

On GCSE and A-level results days our advisers are available to discuss your options. Apprenticeship and Higher Education stands are also open on these days. No need to book, just turn up.

Accredited by Matrix

Newbury College is Matrix accredited. This provides independent recognition that the information, advice and guidance we offer supports students with both their career planning and choosing the best qualification routes.

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