The Careers Service at WQE is here to help students progress – whether they are interested in University, an apprenticeship, employment or something else. We ensure that all students have access to a wide range of careers education, advice and guidance to meet their individual needs. We support students by working with them to develop the employability skills that will enable them to succeed.

Activities we offer include:

·        1:1 careers guidance

·        Applications, C.V and cover letter support as well as mock interviews

·        Careers Fairs and University Exhibitions

·        Employer skills workshops

·        UCAS support

·        Volunteering opportunities

·        Work experience and work place visits

Our full education careers plan can be found here.

The Careers Education plan is supported by:

·        Developing Young Professionals – the WQE Employability Strategy

·        a whole college approach to embedding employability into the curriculum

·       Labour Market Information (LMI)


Employer Engagement

We work closely with local and national employers to develop and enhance our students’ skills, experience and knowledge. If you are an employer and would like to get involved, click here

The Gatsby Benchmarks

We ensure all activities are planned, developed and delivered to meet The Gatsby Benchmarks. These benchmarks ensure students access good quality careers education.

For support contact:

Careers Education Manager:

Work Experience Co-ordinator:

Our Provider Access Policy can be found here.

Use the Careerometer below to compare different jobs — pay, hours, etc. You can also find out about demand for that career and if it is a sector that is growing.


Personal Statement Support

Personal statement support for students starts 4th October 2023.

The Careers team are working with our University partners again this year to run regular personal statement drop in sessions for students. This is a chance for students to get one to one, tailored feedback on their personal statement from a University.  Institutions taking part this year include Coventry, Leicester, DMU and Lincoln.

However, the feedback given is general so students are welcome to attend wherever they are planning to apply.

The drop-in sessions are supported by a wide range of resources on the Careers section of WQE Online including videos, worksheets and hints and tips on how to write a great personal statement.

The team also run daily drop in sessions and students are able to book a one-to-one advice and guidance appointment by emailing or dropping into Careers at University Road.