Careers Advice

Throughout your course with Bracknell & Wokingham College you are given advice and guidance about the varying career, education and training options available to you as your skills develop with the aim that learners are aware of the full range of opportunities available to them.

During information days, interviews and enrolment learners and their parents have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities and college staff and careers advisers are available to support the making of informed choices.

Every learner will be offered the opportunity to experience the workplace through work visits and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities. In addition there will be the opportunity to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace through a range of activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise activities.

Every learner has the opportunity for 1:1 guidance interviews with a fully qualified college careers adviser who is able to provide independent and impartial careers advice covering progression to employment, apprenticeships and Higher Education to allow learners to understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. These are available whenever significant study or career choices are being made and are tailored to needs of individuals. The following are available to learners at the college to help them with their next step::

  • Individual Careers appointments
  • Talks and websites
  • CV workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Mentoring
  • Employability workshops
  • Enterprise activities
  • Workplace visits and experience
  • Higher Education visits and talks
  • Volunteering and citizenship

All are designed to make you ‘work ready’

Matrix Accredited

Matrix-LogoYou can be sure you’ll get the highest standard of impartial information, advice and guidance at Bracknell & Wokingham College, as we are proud to have achieved Matrix Accreditation.

Careers Advisors

Our professionally qualified Careers Advisers provide confidential and impartial advice. As a Bracknell and Wokingham College student, you can access one-to-one interviews, drop-in sessions and tutorial presentations on all your progression options – whether that is the next level of a programme at college, higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

Appointments with a careers adviser can be booked through Student Services.

We can help you with:

Making the most of your time at college:

  • One to one appointments with a qualified Careers Adviser
  • Advice on building skills and experience
  • Finding out what you can do with your qualification
  • Moving on to the next level of your course

Employability Skills:

  • Writing CVs, cover letters and job applications
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Tailored employability support
  • Finding part time jobs and volunteering opportunities during your studies

Advice and Support on Apprenticeships:

  • Help with registering and applying for vacancies
  • Writing CVs, cover letters and applications
  • Preparing for interviews

University and HE Support:

  • Deciding what to study and where
  • Your UCAS application and personal statements
  • University funding (including Student Finance, grants and bursaries)

Volunteering & Gap Years

  • Building your skills and experience
  • Enhancing your CV and UCAS application

Careers library

Students at Bracknell & Wokingham College can find a range of books and other materials located in the Learning Resource Centre, which aim to help students make choices about their future. University prospectuses are available at Student Services. Anyone who is wondering what career step to take next can access the college’s advice and support for free! You can find out more about employment opportunities, Apprenticeships or get help with your CV from our Careers Advisors or from one of our Apprenticeship Training Advisors. Call 01344 868600, come and see our Student Services team at our Church Road Centre, or email

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website has a wealth of information and tools to help you research your career, write a CV, take a skills assessment or create an action plan. If you are under 19 and wish to discuss your career aims in more detail you can speak to a National Careers Service Advisor by calling 0800 100 900, emailing  or visiting the directgov Careers Information for Young People webpage and using the webchat service.  
Over 19s can also make an appointment to see a National Careers Service advisor at the college by calling 0800 100 900.

Want to go to university?

It’s not just our A Level students who go on to university. Students studying Level 3 vocational courses or an Access to Higher Education course at the college can also continue their studies at university.

We help anyone who wants to go to university. We have a dedicated Higher Education Advisor and can help with the UCAS online system, we offer guidance, interviews and workshops on making your choices, writing your personal statement and completing your online applications to UCAS and to Student Finance.

Get in contact

Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

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