Careers Academy

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.

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.

Awarding Winning Careers Support
  • Our Careers Academy was recently awarded the Matrix Quality Mark which reflects excellence in careers provision, employability and advice & guidance
  • Finneen Bradley, NWRC Careers Manager, was officially awarded the title of 2017 Careers Champion by Prospects Education ResourcesCivic Responsibility and VolunteeringRegister to become a volunteer with the Careers Academy and exit NWRC “Work Ready”.
    For more information on any of our programmes or to become a volunteer, please contact: careers@nwrc.ac.uk
Workshops
  • CV Writing
  • Interview Skills
  • UCAS Registration
  • Team-working Skills
  • Personal Statement Writing
  • Further Education Funding
  • Higher Education Funding
  • Progression Presentation
  • Budgeting – Money Matters
  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Mindset
  • Work Placement Preparation
  • MMI’s (Multiple Mini Interviews)
  • 6 C’s of Nursing
  • Inspire Employability Programme

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 Road shows
  • 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

• Professional – 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 

Email: finneen.bradley@nwrc.ac.uk

Tel: 028 7127 6080

Finneen
Finneen Bradley

Careers Academy Manager

finneen.bradley@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6080

Stephen
Stephen Sheridan

Careers Academy Support Officer

stephen.sheridan@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6111

Gavin
Gavin Stevenson

Careers Academy Support Officer

gavin.stevenson@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6112

Lynne Kelly Carton
Lynne Kelly-Carton

Careers Practitioner

lynne.kelly-carton@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 8784

Johnny
Jonathan Wilson

Careers Advisor

jonathan.wilson@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6500

Lauren Curry
Lauren Curry

Careers Advisor

lauren.curry@nwrc.ac.uk

028 7127 6541

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Opening Hours (Office Contact Hours) – Part Time classes may run to 9:30pm at some college sites

  • Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday9:00am - 4:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed