Our team of experienced advisers working within Northampton College’s Futures service provide the specialist support and guidance you need with every stage of your learning journey.
We offer good quality, realistic and impartial information, advice and guidance on the full range of career pathways available.
Our vision is to provide a fully accessible careers service to all of our students and the wider community that is impartial, empowering, and raises aspirations. We aim to encourage you to develop your potential and maximise your employability to enable a successful transition into further study, training or employment.
- Full Careers Programme Statement 2020-21
- Careers Programme Calendar 2020-21
- CEIAG strategy 2020-21
- CEIAG policy 2020-21
What we offer:
Advice and guidance for students
You can book a telephone careers appointment with a Futures adviser if you would like in-depth advice and guidance tailored to your needs. This could be about course or career options, your university application, CV advice, or anything else related to your progression.
If you have an overseas qualification, an adviser can compare these and help you with your next steps.
Events and workshops
Our team organises many events, including careers fairs, employer talks, mock interviews and virtual workshops and webinars on CVs, interviews, UCAS applications and more. We have excellent links with local and national employers, and work closely with the Business Centre and work experience teams. We also regularly support curriculum areas to link learning to careers.
Mock interviews and Job searching
Our advisers are happy to help you practice and prepare for an upcoming job or university interview, as well as support you with your job search, improving your CV and completing applications.
Advice and guidance for the wider community
Our Futures advisers are available to provide advice and guidance within the local community. Guidance sessions are available to book by calling the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344, or using the live chat on the homepage. We are also able to offer support to parents and guardians of students, often arranging information sessions covering topics such as Higher Education and student finance.
If you have a quick query, we may be able to answer your question via email
Northampton College students can access an extensive range of careers guidance information and advice in the libraries across all three campuses. We have a range of Futures materials to help you that can be accessed below:
- How to apply to University
- Interview skills
- How to search for a job
- CV information pack
- Student Finance
- How to write a UCAS personal statement
- Volunteering Fact Sheet
There is also information and advice available to all students via the Futures section of Moodle.
How to apply to join the College
For information on how to apply for full-time, part-time and Higher Education courses,
please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Things are a little different this year due to the current situation with COVID-19, so we recommend applying online at this time.
Northampton College has again been awarded Matrix accreditation in 2021. Matrix is the unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, and is a benchmark for effectiveness and high standards.
The OFSTED inspection of Northampton College conducted in April 2017 highlighted the effective advice and guidance provided to students:
'Students and apprentices receive good careers advice and guidance. They benefit from specialist careers staff helping them with job searches and writing CVs. They also gain from the expertise of teachers who are vocationally qualified and up to date with industry practices.'
'A dedicated specialist adviser provides excellent careers guidance to students with high needs, in a format appropriate to their needs. As a result, almost all students move on to higher level qualifications.'
Mark Owen, Assistant Principal (Student Services) -