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Careers advice and guidance at Derwen College will give you the opportunity to explore different job options.

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This information and advice will help you to prepare for life after Derwen College.

In addition to working within your pathway or programme area, you will have taught Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance sessions.

You will learn about skills and qualities needed in the work place, how to present yourself at work and you will create your own CV using our award-winning CV builder app.

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  • IAG student poster – Jan 18 (coming soon)
  • IAG Staff Overview Dec 17 (coming soon)
  • Employability Skills overview

Careers Strategy and a Careers Policy

In 2020 the government told all schools and colleges that they must provide an excellent careers education for all students. At Derwen College, we have a Careers Strategy and a Careers Policy in place to make sure we are achieving this. We want all our students to have access to an excellent careers education. We do this by using the Gatsby benchmarks and the Matrix Standards review.

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We have a team of staff dedicated to making sure that we provide an excellent careers education programme. This will start with our admissions team, who will help you to choose the most appropriate pathway/programme to support your aspirations for the future.


Once you are at Derwen College, the team will support you throughout your time here, making sure you are ready for transition from Derwen College.

We are proud of the journeys our students make once they leave Derwen College, many of our students will move towards paid or voluntary work, supported living and will be active citizens within their community.

Student case studies

Here are some highlights of journeys past students have taken after they have left Derwen College.

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  • Case studies
    • Tom’s Story
      TOM, from London, is a former Derwen College Retail & Enterprise student who graduated in 2021. Tom developed work skills, confidence and independence which have helped him secure a supported internship.
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    • Millie’s Story
      MILLIE, from Tyne and Wear, is a former Derwen College Retail & Enterprise student. Since leaving college, she has started a business apprenticeship and moved into supported living in her home area.
      Click here to continue reading…