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Award-Winning Career Advice and Guidance

Expert careers advice and support

Our Careers Academy delivers a range of bespoke programmes and interactive workshops tailored to meet your needs and help you reach your employment potential. Throughout your time at the College we continue to provide you with free and impartial careers advice. We will work with you to outline your career goals and set you on the path to success.

This includes helping you choose the right courses, conducting mock interviews, dedicated UCAS support, CV writing workshops, volunteering opportunities and tips/talks from employers.

Comprising of a team of qualified and experienced Career Advisors, Officers and Progress Coaches, our Careers Academy aims to support all students in their career journey.

Programmes tailored to you

Our programmes are personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students at different stages of career learning, planning and development. The programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual), information and research activities. The service provided is tailored to the needs of each individual student, focusing on Employability, Enterprise and Enrichment.

High quality careers education and guidance is crucial to helping you emerge from college, university or training well-rounded and ready for the world of work. Our Careers team are award-winning, and deliver expert advice and guidance programmes and interactive workshops to ensure your career ambitions can be realised and achieved.

    Are you a new 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.

    Award-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

    Career Education & 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 2021/22 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

    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.


    • CV/ECV preparation
    • 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
    • Work placement preparation
    • 6 C’s of Nursing / Person Centred Approach
    • Inspire employability programme
    • LinkedIn

    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

    Meet the Team

    Download a copy of our Meet the Careers Team poster.

    Contact the Careers Academy

    Tel: 0287276111 / 02871276112 / 02871276500 / 02871276175

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