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Careers/Work Experience

We aim to provide all current and prospective students with a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme including:

  • Guidance to help you identify your career goals and interests
  • Careers information relating to specific industries
  • Support in identifying your career goals
  • Support for the University application process
  • Student finance guidance
  • Supporting work experience
  • Developing enterprise skills
  • Progression events
  • 1-2-1 impartial, confidential careers guidance
  • Work related education and enterprise & employment opportunities
  • Access to the National Careers Service
  • Participation in cross-college events e.g. Career Awareness Fair, Apprenticeship Week, university guest lectures and employer visits.

Careers Education gives students the skills, knowledge and understanding to manage their own lifelong learning and career development. Through careers education, information, advice and guidance, students will be able to feel positive about themselves, improve their motivation, raise their aspirations and take responsibility for their career plans.


Peterborough College has its very own employment service, Jobsmart, where you can benefit from weekly vacancy listings, CV advice, access to a wide range of training courses and a dedicated vacancy matching service.

Start Profile

Start is a digital careers platform with the information, advice and tools to help students to explore and plan for their future. At the heart of the platform is a student’s StartProfile, built throughout the academic journey to evidence their career development, informing and supporting their successful transition to future study and employment.  Start can be accessed here:

Work Experience

There are lots of benefits to work experience, you’ll be working alongside people who have been in the job for years who can pass knowledge on to you. Work experience builds self-esteem, and you’ll get to put into practice all of the new skills you’ve been learning at College.

  • You will experience a behind the scenes look into your career choices
  • You will develop the relevant occupational skills, attitude and behaviours expected at work
  • You will be able to make a meaningful decision about your future and progression
  • You get the chance to develop your employability skills, which could give you the edge when it comes to applying for jobs
  • If you impress your employer you may get the opportunity for a part-time job, or full time job or apprenticeship once you have completed your course
  • Work experience improves personal development
  • If your progression route is onto University then you will have relevant and recent work experience to talk about in your personal statement / interviews

Careers Edu­ca­tion, Infor­ma­tion, Advice And Guid­ance (CEIAG)

Peterborough Col­lege is accred­it­ed by Matrix Stan­dard Award for infor­ma­tion, advice and guid­ance so you can be sure that the advice you receive in col­lege is of a high stan­dard and we are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to work to these stan­dards and the 8 Gats­by Bench­marks.

We pro­vide Careers Edu­ca­tion Infor­ma­tion Advice and Guid­ance (CEIAG) ser­vice to ALL. Our qual­i­fied Careers advis­er is avail­able to pro­vide per­son­al guid­ance and can help you:

  • Look at your options
  • Choose a course or career that is right for you
  • Search for jobs
  • Pre­pare for employ­ment with help cre­at­ing a win­ning CV and mock inter­view training
  • Choose and apply to university

The Careers Office

Our specialist Careers office provides business, work experience, career, enterprise and job information, advice and guidance to students.

Our Careers Documents

Useful Career Links

National Careers Service

Need help planning out your career path? Whether you need help deciding on the best route through education or planning a career change the National Careers Service can help plan your next steps. Want more information, click here


An apprenticeship is an opportunity to work and study at the same time, allowing you to earn a wage while you learn. Learn more here.


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