Peter Symonds College

Student Support

Careers Support

Peter Symonds College has a large and dedicated Careers Department, which has held the Quality in Careers Standard since 2008. We are affiliated members of the CDI professional body, demonstrating commitment to providing impartial advice and guidance, and supporting the progression of all students onto positive destinations once they complete their studies.

The Careers Department offer a number of services to students, which include:

  • A large and dedicated Careers Department with resources and study space, staffed by a specialist Careers Team of Careers Advisers and Assistants, open throughout the college day
  • Access to impartial and unbiased 1-1 appointments with a qualified and experienced Careers Adviser throughout their studies in college, with three different types available and all bookable online
  • A number of large cross college careers events with external speakers, including Careers Day and Progression Fair, and a huge range of other events when we welcome employers, gap year organisations and higher education representatives to give talks on a variety of topics such as CV writing, Personal Statement workshops and Studying Abroad
  • Access to physical and digital careers resources, which includes the Unifrog platform, along with a comprehensive Intranet site for students and parents to access 
  • Significant input into the tutorial programme delivered by tutors, alongside a number of sessions focusing on careers within the compulsory Symonds Lecture Programme

Our Careers Programme demonstrates in detail the support and activities we provide to all students, ensuring students’ progress onto positive destinations once they have completed their studies.  We encourage students to participate actively in shaping and developing our service, recruiting Careers Ambassadors and holding student focus group meetings. We are also keen to seek feedback and views from parents, employers and organisations.

Careers Policy Documents

Provider Access Policy

The college is committed to ensuring students hear directly from a range of providers, to make sure they can build up a full picture of the options available and be fully informed of the choices they can progress onto after college.  Our Provider Access Policy can be found within the Careers Policies area.

Quality in Careers Standard Investor in Careers Apprenticeships