Career Education Programme

Our careers education programme is a comprehensive source of information that illustrates all of the careers education information advice and guidance opportunities that students can expect to experience throughout the academic year.

This is a whole college approach made possible by the input of all staff including, vocational tutors, English and maths tutors, student services team members and support staff.

This has been produced in response to recent Department for Education statutory requirement to nationally provide more effective careers education information and guidance for our young people.

The objectives of the programme are to enable young people to progress to the next vocational qualification level or to a positive destination such as apprenticeship, higher education or employment and training.

We welcome feedback from parents and students and would encourage you to contact us by as follows:

Contact details

Sonia Seaman, Careers and HE Advisor


1. Employability
Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Barclays Employability skills                      
CV workshops                      
Mock interviews                      
Work experience                      
Barclays social media workshop                      
Career inspiration talks                      
Labour market information presentations                      
2. Events and Enrichment
Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Careers advice at interview                      
Futures week                      
Apprenticeship events                      
Skills competitions - introduction                      
Skills competitions - formal                      
Skills competitions - World Skills                      
College open days                      
School career events                      
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme                      
3. Career Guidance
Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Career guidance interviews - by appointment                      
Progress options presentations                      
Kudos (careers software presentations)                      
4. Higher Education
Activity Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
UCAS application support                      
Effective personal statement support                      
UCAS application checking                      
University mock interviews                      
Budgeting skills                      
UCAS convention visits                      
HE options and advice sessions                      
University taster sessions                      
Student finance presentations                      
UCAS application form completion                      
UCAS reference writing                      
Results day and support with clearing                      

National Careers Service

Careers advice for 16-18 year olds is available via Web chats or Phone conversations on 0800 100 900.

Careers advice on learning and work is available to all students over 19 years of age either face to face or via Web chats or Phone conversations on 0800 100 900.


Leicestershire County Council Careers Advice Team

In Leicestershire they provide careers information, advice and guidance for young people that are not in education, employment or training (NEET) aged 16 – 19.

They provide support at outreach venues throughout the county taking their services to where young people want to meet up in their local area.

To arrange to see an advisor contact: 0116 305 6620

We have put together a selection of Frequently Asked Questions for current college students and students considering their Post 16 options.

At Stephenson College we place a great deal of importance on helping you with your career choice. Our friendly and knowledgeable careers staff are available to offer advice and guidance.

We can help with all those important decisions about what to do after college, whether its employment, an apprenticeship or university. We work closely with employers and universities offering a range of activities and trips.

To help you succeed, a range of advice, guidance and support is available including:

  • Employability skills development
  • Ways to gain valuable work experience
  • University application support
  • CV, job search and application support
  • Mock interviews
  • Please also refer to the Careers Education Programme information listed below

You can contact Sonia Seaman, Careers and Higher Education Advisor to make an appointment by one of the following methods: