At Stockton Riverside College, SRC Bede Sixth Form and The Skills Academy we understand that choosing the next step after leaving school is one of the first important decisions students make on their way to their future career.
With so many opportunities available we believe it is vital every individual student is aware of all their options in order to make the right choice for them.
When it comes to making those all important decisions our Information Team are here to help.
Offering a range of services, both in College and in school, the team can not only provide advice and guidance but also, through its range of taster sessions, masterclasses and summer schools, offer students a real taste of College life.
Our dedicated Information Team is the first point of contact for schools, advisors and of course students, to discover exactly what Stockton Riverside College, SRC Bede Sixth Form and The Skills Academy have to offer.
Want to know more about the dedicated progression services we can offer? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01642 865 566
As a new member of Stockton Riverside College’s Information Team, Conor McKerlie is looking forward to being able to make a difference. He remembers what it was like to be a school leaver and feel the uncertainly of which direction to take.
Originally from Leeds, it was circumstances that brought him to Stockton where he landed a job as a business administration apprentice at the College. Seven years later he remains a valued member of the team and now it’s his job to help students make the right choices for them.
“Seeing the students and knowing that you are helping them to make a decision, that’s the best bit,” he said. “It is an achievement to see students progress, to hear their success stories and to know that you have played a small part in that.”
As an information adviser Sarah meets hundreds of school leavers every year preparing to take their next steps. With seven years’ experience in the field, she understands that every single student is an individual with their own ambitions and dreams.
Sarah’s advice would be: “Make sure you explore all of the avenues available to you. Don’t just follow your friends. Attend all the different open evenings and decide what is right for you, not your best friend.”
And the best part of the job? Sarah says: “At school I always struggled knowing what I wanted to do, so it feels apt that today I am helping others to work out what their hopes, dreams and aspirations are. I get a buzz from meeting a student, helping them with their choices and seeing them go on to achieve at college and do amazing things in the world of work.”
Students can meet our Matrix accredited careers advisors to explore their career options, available at lunch time at your school or academy.
Available on an individual or group basis, giving your students the chance to look around our campuses and meet college staff and students.
An opportunity to invite Stockton Riverside College, SRC Bede Sixth Form or The Skills Academy tutors to deliver an aspect of your curriculum, either on your site or ours. This can be very useful for careers discussions and can also help to develop a particular aspect of your options curriculum.
In a bid to make the college application process as easy as possible our curriculum staff are now available to deliver college interviews in school. This is open to Year 11 students following prior arrangement with the school and may include a mixture of pre-arranged and drop-in interviews.