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Positive About Futures
A student careers initiative from Chichester College
Welcome to our Positive About Futures Careers Service where you can access friendly, impartial careers advice to help support your career goals.
We can provide impartial advice and guidance on courses, employment, work experience, apprenticeship and higher education opportunities.
We also offer guidance on UCAS & employment applications, job search, CV writing and interview techniques. In addition, providing access to a range of employment, work experience and higher education progression fairs, talks and visits with guest speakers, helping you to develop employability skills and prepare for work and study.
Use our career coach tool to assess your skills and see how you match up with a potential career, build your CV, research career and labour market information and find relevant courses and jobs to help reach your career goals.
Visit the Positive About Futures team in the Student Centre (Chichester Campus) and the Student Tutor Hub (Brinsbury Campus)
To book an appointment or for more information please call 01243 786321 ext. 2539 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Term-Time Opening Hours:
8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
One to one career interviews with Careers Advisers are available. These appointments can be used for any matter relating to your course & career progression, including personal action planning, university applications, job seeking skills and interview practice.
We also advertise both full and part time jobs avaliable in the local area. To see what jobs we have avaliable at the moment pop in and take a look at our Job Board or Vacancy Book or have a look on our facebook page. If you then would like help applying we can assist you with your application.
Please contact us on 01243 786321 ext: 2539 or by email at email@example.com if you'd like to make an appointment.
In addition, we have our Progression Advisors avaliable for support. For more information see What's Next homepage.
There are several resources in this section that may assist you in making those important decisions about your future.
Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications, be employed and earn a wage at the same time. Taking this route will enable you to build a wide range of skills that employers really want and help you progress in your chosen career.
Fast Tomato is a useful online careers questionnaire designed to help you explore the many different career opportunities available. Find out your strengths, motivations and future potential!
There are many ways you can prepare for the world of work. We have included resources here that will help you along the way.
Got a great idea for a business? Or maybe you just fancy being your own boss. Below are a few resources on setting up businesses and start-ups, as well as information on how to get funding.
We can assist you with your university and higher education options and have a wide range of resources which include useful websites to support you when making these important decisions.
Interested in looking around a university that you might apply to? Or maybe you'd like a chance to experience lectures or halls of residence?
Below are some resources and information about events at local and national universities happening throughout the year.
Interested in studying in another country? The links below will help you find courses and funding, as well as information about the realities of living abroad.
Volunteering and work experience placements are a great way of gaining skills and experience as well as having fun and maybe finding a career you will love. Below are some links to volunteering and work experience organisations, both nationally and in the local area.
There are many sources of information if you are thinking about taking a gap year or are interested in working overseas. Our booklet below will help and there are links to lots of websites here too.
Finances for University for 2018/19
Applications for 18/19 full-time HE student finance are now open
If you’re starting a new Higher Education course at university or college, you can apply for student finance at: www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Here are a few things you'll need to apply:
- Identity Evidence: that's your UK Passport details OR Birth/Adoption Certificate
- your university or college course details. (Don’t know what you’ll be studying for yet? Pick the course you’re most likely to study; you can update course details in your account later once you know for sure.)
- your UK bank details (Sort Code & Account Number)
- National Insurance Number
Below are some useful links and guides to help you with your application.
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