Careers Academy – North West Regional College
 
 

Careers Academy

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Your Career Starts Here

Our Careers Academy delivers bespoke programmes and interactive workshops tailored to the needs of the student. Together with our team of Career Advisors and support staff, we aim to support students in their educational journey and help them meet their employment potential.

Awarding Winning Careers Support
  • Career Impact Strategy Award 2020 – The Education Awards, 2020
  • Careers Education and Guidance Award – Association of Colleges ‘Beacon’ Awards, 2019
  • Inspiring Talent Award – Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards, 2019
  • Careers Champion (Finneen Bradley) – Prospects Education Resources, 2017
  • Matrix Quality Mark – For excellence in Careers Provision, Employability and Advice & Guidance
‘So Far So Good’ Survey

Are you a new NWRC student? Tell us about your experience.

‘So Far So Good’ is an anonymous survey which helps us see how well students are settling into NWRC. Our Careers Academy Progress Coaches are here to fully support those who may be finding this transition difficult and will develop intervention support strategies to help – Complete the free survey today.

Are you a new NWRC student? Click to complete our Student Survey
Career Education and Guidance

We offer all current and prospective students with FREE access to informal and impartial information, advice and guidance. Our team is made up of professionally trained and qualified Careers Education practitioners. We aim to ensure that you receive the information and guidance required to make informed decisions that will best help achieve your goals. For more information, view our 2020/21 Careers Education and Guidance Calendar.

All requests for advice and guidance are treated in a supportive and confidential manner. You can drop into the Careers Academy as part of our ‘Open Door’ policy or make an appointment with an advisor by emailing careers@nwrc.ac.uk.

Career Programmes

Programmes are personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students at different stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes:

  • Career Guidance
  • Education Sessions
  • Information and Research Activities

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

Workshops
  • CV writing
  • Interview skills
  • UCAS registration
  • Team-working skills
  • Personal statement writing
  • Foundations of Resilience
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Progression presentations
  • Foundations of confidence
  • A guide to assertiveness
  • Mindset mental health workshops
  • Work placement preparation
  • MMI’s (multiple mini interviews)
  • 6 C’s of Nursing
  • Inspire employability programme
BeReady Careers Portal

NWRC has partnered with BeReady, a ground-breaking accredited training provider, to provide students with the skills they need to bridge the gap between academic learning and the workplace. Within the site, you will find free training and resources to help you build your skills and succeed in your future career.

You can find accredited, video-based training modules on key topics such as leadership, communication and resilience. These are written by specialists and feature interactive quizzes and top tips from some of the UK’s biggest companies.

There are also lots of great interviews with employers and universities so you can hear about the latest apprenticeship and higher education opportunities available to you!

For more information visit the BeReady Careers Portal or email careers@nwrc.ac.uk

NWRC students smiling and laughing at Best in FE Awards 2019

Student Ambassadors

Student Voice

We are looking for students to represent NWRC as Student Ambassadors and inspire young people. As part of the Student Voice Initiative, we want to hear from students who have an interest in getting involved in wider college life and maximise the support on offer when challenges arise.

Student Ambassadors share their experiences of what it’s like to study at NWRC with prospective students, their families and teachers. They will represent NWRC at events on and off-campus, with members of staff or with other Ambassadors. The number of people they engage with can vary from a handful to hundreds depending on the type of event.

Below are the types of events that Student Ambassadors will help with. You may have experienced some of these events yourselves when you applied to NWRC.

  • Open Events
  • School visits
  • Careers Roadshows
  • Higher Education and UCAS Fairs
  • Community Events and Festivals
  • Campus Tours
  • Schools Visits to Campus
What makes a good Student Ambassador?
  • Current NWRC student
  • Available to commit to a minimum of two events per term
  • Enthusiastic about NWRC and the benefits of further and higher education
  • Friendly – able to speak to a diverse range of people who may be shy or unsure about college life
  • Reliable, organised, good at timekeeping, able to show initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Ambassadors represent NWRC and should be naturally courteous and professional
Why should I apply?
  • Develop your public speaking, teamwork and independent thinking skills
  • A fantastic way of building self-confidence
  • Meet other NWRC students from a wide range of different courses
  • It looks great on your CV and can give you something else to speak about in interviews
  • If you work often enough for us the Marketing and Careers Team can provide references for jobs

 

Contact the Careers Academy 

Tel: 028 7127 6080
Email: careers@nwrc.ac.uk

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Meet the Team

Download a copy of our Meet the Careers Team poster.

Finneen
Finneen Bradley

Careers Academy Manager

finneen.bradley@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6080

Gavin
Gavin Stevenson

Careers Guidance

gavin.stevenson@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6112

Stephen
Stephen Sheridan

Careers Guidance

stephen.sheridan@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6111

Lynne Kelly Carton
Lynne Kelly-Carton

Careers Practitioner

lynne.kelly-carton@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 8784

Paddy Stewart

Employability Officer (Strabane)

patrick.stewart@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 8836

Larry Ferguson

Progress Coach

larry.ferguson@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6541

Catherine Donaghey

Progress Coach

catherine.donaghey@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6171

Eva Mc Clean

Widening Access & Participation Officer

eva.mcclean@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6319

Rhema McGilloway

Careers Academy Support Officer

rhema.mcgilloway@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6500

Conor Hassan

Careers Academy Support Officer

conor.hassan@nwrc.ac.uk

028 2127 6175