Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

At City and Islington College, we offer an impartial careers advice and guidance service via drop-ins, booked appointments, telephone and email. Our dedicated, friendly and helpful team can give you comprehensive and up-to-date careers information.

We have a yearly plan of careers and employability activities so that you can get the most from your time at City and Islington College. The services and activities are planned to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance and we also take your feedback on services to continuously improve our service to you.

We can help you if you are:

  • Unsure or confused about your career or course choices
  • At risk of leaving your course early
  • Worried that you will not succeed on your course
  • Unsure whether you are on the right course
  • Confused about your future choices and opportunities

 

We can also provide you with advice on the following areas:

Apprenticeships

  • How to look for Apprenticeships
  • The application process 
  • How to prepare for an interview

General Guidance

  • 1:1 careers guidance
  • Explore career options & progression routes
  • Identify your key strengths, skills and areas for development
  • Labour market information
  • Progression on to higher-level course or further training 
  • Birkbeck University Tutorials on study skills: Note Taking / Critical Thinking/ Referencing / 

University

  • Application support
  • University choices
  • UCAS personal statements
  • How to accept your offers

Work

  • Create an effective CV
  • How to write a cover letter
  • Search for jobs/apply for a job
  • Employability & interview skills
  • How to get the most from work experience

Events

  • Apprenticeship day
  • Employability day
  • UCAS HE Fair
  • Student Finance talk
  • University Outreach Talks