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Careers Information for Parents & Carers

Careers Information for Parents and Carers

At JCC, we are committed to working with parents/carers to offer our students a comprehensive Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Students can access 1:1 guidance and support from our helpful and friendly Futures Team to help them make informed decisions during their time with us. Our careers service has been awarded the Gold Quality Award for advice and guidance.

A member of the Futures Team is our Higher Education Advisor, Emily Prince, who supports our students with Higher Education and provides them with personal statement advice. Another member of the Futures Team is our Careers Leader, Heather Pryce, who assists our students with their career options and helps guide them onto the best career path/University course for them.

If you have any questions, queries, or concerns, please get in touch with either Emily Prince or Heather Pryce or visit them in the Futures Zone next to the Library:

Emily Prince – Higher Education Advisor

Email: EPrince@jcc.ac.uk

Phone Number: 0121 446 2270


Heather Pryce – Careers Leader

Email: HPryce@jcc.ac.uk


Our Careers Service Offers:

  • Resources for students in the Careers Area and the Futures Zone
  • A careers software package including Kudos and Fast Tomato, which is available via Moodle
  • Advice on choosing university courses as well as the UCAS application process
  • Employability advice, along with CV writing and interview preparation assistance
  • Advice on how to search and apply for job vacancies
  • Apprenticeship advice, along with advice on how to apply using the National Apprenticeship Service
  • Information about student finance with Student Finance England
  • Guidance on career options, both during the academic year and after leaving JCC
  • Advice during parents’ evenings, as our Careers Adviser will be in attendance
  • A helpful Work Experience Team who is available within the college to help with placement opportunities and employability skills

As you may already be aware, education and the employment market are rapidly changing, with many traditional jobs becoming obsolete as technology opens up a world of new industries. We recommend that you and your child keep informed of labour market changes when considering future options. Please click here to visit the government website and get more information on this topic.


How You Can Support Your Child With Post-18 Options

As your child approaches the end of their time with us, they will begin to face some big choices to make about their future while deciding what path to tread. We encourage you to consider our tips and support your child in making the best decisions by:

  • Encouraging your child to consider more than one option, including a backup plan
  • Attending university open days together
  • Researching Higher Education options, such as exploring the UCAS website or reading UCAS for Guardians
  • Browsing the National Apprenticeship website and utilising its apprenticeship finder.
  • Checking the entry requirements for courses they’re interested in and considering whether they are realistically attainable
  • Discussing their career aspirations, whether they are long or short-term goals
  • Encouraging them to participate in extracurricular activities, work experience, or volunteering in order to strengthen their CV/UCAS application
  • Meeting our careers coordinator or utilising the National Careers Service website.
  • Visiting AllAboutSchoolLeavers’ website for more information.


Other Useful Links

Please click here to view links to useful Higher Education websites.

Please click here to view our Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance Policy.

Please click here to view our Futures Zone Entitlement Statement.