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Careers Advice

We offer information and guidance to help you decide on a course or career path, apply to higher education and even complete job applications!

We can give you impartial information and advice with: 

  • careers guidance 
  • researching different careers 
  • choosing your course 
  • preparing and updating your CV 
  • completing job applications 
  • interview techniques 
  • UCAS applications and personal statements 
  • developing career management skills

Scroll down for further information about how we can help you shape your future career or studies.

Or check out our tailored pages for school leavers, parents/guardians and school careers advisors for signposting and more.

Get in touch!

Student Progression Advisor
Nicky Stallwood
 
Telephone: 01432 365382 
Email: n.stallwood@hlnsc.ac.uk 
 

If you’d like help deciding on your specific needs, identifying career goals or exploring options, why not arrange an impartial and confidential one-to-one interview with Nicky, our Student Progression Advisor? This interview can take place facetoface or by phone, as appropriate. 

Contact:

Student Progression Advisor
Nicky Stallwood
 
Telephone: 01432 365382 
Email: n.stallwood@hlnsc.ac.uk 

Thinking about what you’re going to do once you’ve finished college? Here’s some information to help you research career, further education and training options…

Apprenticeships – find out more about the apprenticeships the college offers and search vacancies.

National Careers ServiceThis service can help you with your career ideas, study options and training choices. Explore career ideas or try the Skills Assessment. 

Eclips online Login with the password: HLNSC eclips (case and space sensitive). A careers information site aimed at students. 

Target CareersA one-stop-shop for help and advice with all your study and careers questions.   

For further help or suggestions contact: 

Student Progression Advisor
Nicky Stallwood
 
Telephone: 01432 365382 
Email: n.stallwood@hlnsc.ac.uk 

Did you know, HLNSC also offers higher education courses?

If you are interested in going to university after your time at college, here are some things that may help: 

  • Have a chat with your tutor 
  • Make an appointment with our careers advisor for advice on choosing courses or universities 
  • Contact HLNSC Student Services and ask for support completing your application and personal statement 
  • Think about gaining some work experience to strengthen your application 
  • Attend university open days (see links below) 
  • If you’re not quite sure, consider whether there are alternative ways to start your career through school leaver and apprenticeship programmes (try the NotGoingtoUni website). 


Useful websites

UCAS 
The University and College Admissions System (UCAS) runs the application process for British universities and colleges. The site includes useful information on applying to university, and there’s also information tailored to parents and guardians. 

Prospects 
Plan ahead in terms of what you can do with your degree by visiting this graduate careers website. 

OpenDays.com 
Find out the open days of the universities you are interested in applying to. 

University websites 
Universities have their own sites which give you lots of useful information! 

DiscoverUni 
A useful site that lets you search for and compare information and data for individual undergraduate courses across the UK. (You can find the data for some of our HE courses directly on the pages here on our website). 

Student Finance 
Everything you need to know about funding higher education, including student loans, bursaries, grants and more. 

UCAS Finance pages 
Find out what financial support you’re eligible for. 

Ready to apply for an apprenticeship, training or job?

See the following websites for tips on how to apply for a job, write a CV and present yourself at interview. 

CV and application templates to download

College Careers Leader

The Deputy Principal Jo Ricketts is the College’s Careers Leader, and welcomes your thoughts and feedback. Contact her at: 

Jo Ricketts 
Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College 
Folly Lane 
Hereford 
HR1 1LS 

Email: rickettsj@hlcollege.ac.uk 
Tel: 01432 365306 

Further information

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