Careers & Work Experience

Careers & Work Experience

Learn from industry leaders or volunteer in something you love. No matter the course you’ve decided to study at The Cheadle College, you will be supported in gaining work experience to help you develop essential employability skills, such as networking, communication, organisation and creative problem solving. We can also support you with sourcing part-time work so you can build your CV alongside your studies.

Students on 16-18 study programmes (including potential students) will have access to careers information, advice, guidance and meaningful encounters with employers including access to work experience placements.

How can we support your career?

CV Writing & Cover Letter Guidance

Volunteering Opportunities

Experienced Career Advisors

Access to Online Careers Platform 'Start'

Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation

Support with UCAS Applications and progression into Higher Education

Careers Programme​

To support individuals on their journey to a successful career all students studying with us here at The Cheadle College are enlisted onto our Careers Programme, as an integral part of their study programme. We even provide impartial careers guidance and support before you choose to enrol with us.

We provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to make positive career choices. The Careers Programme is tailored to the needs of individual students and provides a range of activities prior to enrolment, on programme and also as part of a student’s progression at the end of their course.

Work Experience & Volunteering

In addition to traditional short term work experience, our students will have the opportunity to take part in our Industry Placement Programme, benefiting from 45-60 days with a top employer in the student’s chosen sector, linking what you are learning in the classroom to practical application in the field. Our employer partners are committed to ensuring these placements are beneficial for the individual, building your industry knowledge and personal network in time for you to finish your studies and enter the world of work.

Every course will also have a programme of guest speakers from industry who will visit your classes to share with you their professional experiences and what is important in making yourself a success.

We offer volunteering opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop team work and communication skills, support your community, and build your CV. We also support an annual charity which is chosen by staff and students at the college where you can be involved in fundraising activities and build your skills.

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  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
  • Course information sessions at open days and interview events that outlines career progression options.
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser.
  • Access to high quality work related learning opportunities including careers talks, industry visits, and employer projects, mentoring and volunteering.
  • Access to high quality external work experience opportunities linked to career aspirations.
  • Provision of a Personal Development Programme through tutorials that supports the development of wider employability skills.
  • Access to on-line materials that support career development including job search skills and improving employability prospects.
  • If you are an ex-student and need a reference for university, please click here for more information on the process. 
  • Access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance through a fully qualified careers adviser for up to three years after course completion.
  • Support with UCAS applications through the careers and curriculum teams.
  • Support with progression into Apprenticeships through our Apprenticeship Team.
  • Internal progression process to support students to progress to higher levels of study within the College through our Higher Education provision or with other providers.