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Welcome to the Careers Academy

This is the careers academy and we are here to help with your future. Whatever questions you may have concerning courses or future careers we are here to assist.

Please check out the sections below and our contact details. And of course you can call in. We are based in the Strand Road campus but we also visit our other campuses aswell.

Careers Academy – Who we are:

Careers Academy within NWRC deliver bespoke programmes and interactive workshops. The purpose of the academy is to compliment the over-arching aims and objectives of the North West Regional College supporting all of our staff and students as we embrace the challenges and abilities of Generation K and our wider college community.

NWRC Careers Academy hopes to meet that challenge, to close the gaps, to support students to creatively meet their employment potential through the innovative development of soft and hard skills.

Encouraging our students to ASPIRE, EXPERIENCE and ACHIEVE.

Careers Academy Manager –  Finneen Bradley Finneen.bradley@nwrc.ac.uk 02871 276080

Careers Adviser – Lynne Kelly Carton Lynne.kelly-carton@nwrc.ac.uk 02871 278784

Careers Adviser – Stephen Sheridan  Stephen.sheridan@nwrc.ac.uk 02871 276111

NWRC Careers Academy strives for excellence and is committed to supporting the widening access agenda.  We are influenced and actively involved in promoting and implementing key strategies and policies as outlined by Del and CDI.  This is an important part of our colleges values and professionalism and careers staff aim to instil quality in every element of CEIAG.

NWRC Careers Academy will strive for excellence by embracing NWRC’s core values through innovation, trust, respect, professionalism, integrity in a welcoming, caring supportive, safe and inclusive college for every student.

NWRC Urfuture Careers Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information and guidance for students in all level of courses.

  • NWRC Careers team are committed to promoting the integration of CEIAG into all learning programmes through collaboration with course co-ordinators; tutors, curriculum managers and head of schools.
  • Provision of bespoke programmes and innovative workshops.
  • Committed to promoting partnerships with Universities, employers and external agencies.
  • To encourage the use of CEIAG software.
  • NWRC inspires the student to think “Myfuture starts here”. All students will leave NWRC with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry into University or employment.
  • Use all available resources in supporting widening access to ensure no student is disadvantaged in gaining access to education and training.
  • Maintain strong links with outside agencies and employers.
  • Raising aspirations and increasing motivation.

The careers academy is designed to meet the needs of the students at NWRC.  It is differentiated and personalized to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students at different stages of career learning, planning and development.  The careers programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual), information and research activities.

A high quality careers education and guidance programme is also crucial in helping young people emerge from college, university or training more fully rounded and ready for the world of work.

Whilst sound careers advice and guidance is undoubtedly crucial for young people, the right guidance is no less important to adults.  The impact of changing economic circumstances means that there will be a change in the skills requirement of the workforce.  We need to ensure that our workforce is appropriately skilled as this has a crucial role to play in raising employment, improving productivity and supporting the local economy.

Workshops on offer:  ( All ICONS )

  • CV Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • UCAS Registration
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Personal Statement Writing
  • E. Funding
  • E. Funding
  • Progression Presentation
  • Budgeting – Money Matters
  • Mindset
  • Work Placement Preparation
  • MMI’s – Multiple Mini Interviews
  • 6 C’s of Nursing
  • Kudos online Career Guidance Software
  • Inspire Employability Programme
  • CV Writing – Understanding the importance of an effective CV.
  • Interview Skills – The key to a successful interview.
  • UCAS Registration – An introduction to the UCAS registration process
  • Teamwork Skills – The importance of effective teamwork
  • Personal Statement Writing – The complete guide to writing a personal statement
  • E. Funding – Funding information for students in Further Education
  • E. Funding – Funding information for students in Higher Education
  • Progression Presentation – Where or what next? Moving on pathways made clear
  • Budgeting – Money Matters – All you need to know about financial budgeting
  • Mindset – An introduction to Mental Health
  • Work Placement Preparation – The essential guide to a successful work placement.
  • MMI’s – Multiple Mini Interviews – An opportunity to test an interview format that uses many short independent assessments in a timed circuit to obtain an aggregate score of each candidate’s soft skills. Commonly used by Universities and Employers
  • 6 C’s of Nursing – The nursing values you need to possess and demonstrate.
  • Kudos online Career Guidance Software – Online career guidance software to assist you in your educational journey.
  • Inspire Employability Programme – A employability programme to give you the necessary skills and enable you to be work ready.

Meet the team

Finneen Bradley

I am the Careers Academy Manager.  The Careers Academy deliver bespoke programmes and interactive workshops such as Interview skills, CV skills, UCAS registration, Money matters and many many more.

Together with my team of Careers Advisers and Careers Support Staff we aim to support students in their educational journey and help meet their employment potential.

NWRC Careers Academy will strive for excellence by embracing NWRC’s core values through innovation, trust, respect, professionalism, integrity in a welcoming, caring supportive, safe and inclusive college for every student.  Encouraging our students to ASPIRE, EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVE.

Lynne Kelly Carton

Lynne is a Careers Guidance Practitioner working within the Urfuture Careers Academy, who offers impartial advice and guidance to students and potential students of NWRC.  Lynne can assist with drop in careers queries and assists in the delivery of a range of employability and university progression related workshop activities.

Contact Us

Careers Academy Manager –  Finneen Bradley Finneen.bradley@nwrc.ac.uk 02871 276080

Careers Adviser – Lynne Kelly Carton Lynne.kelly-carton@nwrc.ac.uk 02871 278784

Careers Adviser – Stephen Sheridan  Stephen.sheridan@nwrc.ac.uk 02871 276111

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