Starting a course at Stockton Riverside College is the next step in your education and career, and the College has a highly qualified and experienced careers guidance team, who will support you to make informed decisions about your future. The College has a Matrix Standard accreditation which confirms the outstanding, comprehensive advice and guidance delivered by the team.
We will help to raise your aspirations and encourage you to reach your full potential by supporting you with your choice of career, learning, work, and life goals.
Erika Marshall is the designated Careers Leader for the Education Training Collective (Etc.), a group of colleges of which Stockton Riverside College is part of.
Stockton Riverside College endeavours to ensure that all students are aware of all routes to higher skills and employment options – including apprenticeships and technical options, aligned with The Department of Education, July 2021: “Baker Clause”: supporting students to understand the full range of education and training options, Gatsby Benchmarks and the Provider Access Legislation, January 2023). As part of the new Provider Access Legislation, all further education colleges must provide at least two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) which are made available to learners but are optional to attend, to take place any time during year 12 or between 1 September and 28 February during year 13 – through a comprehensive progression and careers programme, we provide a full calendar of encounters with a minimum of 12 encounters across our college group, and many more which are organised in line with course objectives. These opportunities are also extended to adult learners.
Our Careers Programme, led by local Careers Officers, includes impartial information, advice and guidance on the following:
Job search, interview skills and employability support
Current labour market
We offer one to one appointments and we deliver informative sessions in classes. We work closely with tutors to arrange visits to local and national universities and career events, talks with employers and Student Finance England. All of which will help you plan your career pathway.
As part of our careers programme we work with, and welcome engagement, with partner organisations, including Training Providers, Local Authorities, other colleges of Further Education, Universities, and Employers. These all contribute to giving our students the best possible impartial advice and guidance on their options.
Interested in completing an industry placement to increase your skills and knowledge in your chosen career? Industry placements play a big part in preparing you for the world of work. They are a valuable addition to your learning programme to develop your practical and technical skills in a ‘real work environment’. Click here for more information.
TeesValleyCareers.com is the region’s Careers Hub and has a dedicated careers team, which supports your school/college to implement high-quality careers guidance, to help you to make more informed decisions around your future choices.