Expert Guidance Officers are available at each campus; they can provide you with impartial information, advice and guidance on a wide range of matters including:
- The broad range of courses which the College is able to offer
- Career and progression planning
- UCAS applications for higher education
To access a guidance officer, appointments need to be made at Reception or by calling 0345 120 0044.
The College’s tutors will also advise on the career opportunities available in a particular vocational area, the courses available and the progression opportunities in that particular area. They can tell you more about what the course is like, what kind of things you'll learn, how the course is organised, how you’ll be assessed and what previous students have gone on to do.
If you're not sure what you want to do or even which career is best for you, just ring and make an appointment to see our guidance officers or talk to them on the phone.
The College’s learner services team is accredited to the Quality in Careers Standard and the Matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance.
Our Overall Mission
To provide high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to both learners and prospective learners to help them make well informed decisions regarding their future progression. We endeavour to run a strong programme of careers-related activities to inform, inspire and motivate as well as empower and raise the aspirations of learners at East Riding College using the eight 'Gatsby Benchmarks'
- Provide a high quality, impartial, and professional CEIAG service for all, delivered by clearly identified and qualified careers staff
- Provide learners aged 16-18 with a personal guidance interview to discuss and explore their career plan
- Operate a fully accessible booking service for one-to-one interviews and provide a confidential setting where requested
- Provide a regular drop-in CEIAG access service
- Manage the College’s UCAS Apply system and provide support to learners and staff
- Identify other sources of guidance and support, making referrals and signposting as appropriate
- Collaborate with the Enrichment Officer, professional tutors, curriculum managers and Learner Personal Development Coaches to provide a joined-up approach to careers education
- Deliver and regularly review a package of careers and progression related events and activities to help learners with their next-step decisions
- Provide opportunities for learners to develop their employability skills and explore career ideas through a variety of activities including:
- Opportunities to gain confidence in attending interviews and develop essential interview skills
- Learners on study programmes to access relevant work experience to support their career aspirations and employability skills
- At least one CEIAG intervention with all full time learners
- Continually review and improve the service we offer through regular evaluation and feedback/reviews with learners, college staff and parents
- Build and maintain collaborative links between the College and external partners, such as employers, training providers and higher education institutions
- Provide, maintain and review the substantial CEIAG resource “My Next Step” available through the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) to support learners with their next step decisions
- Promote and raise the profile of the service both throughout the college and within the local community
- Work collaboratively with secondary schools to provide a wide range of tasters and support for careers and progression events
- Work within relevant College policies & procedures, including Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding
Who we are
Melanie Brown: School Liaison and Guidance Services Manager / Careers Leader
Laura Hoyle: Guidance Officer
Emily Woodman: Guidance Officer
Michaela Blackford: Guidance Officer
Lesley Culpan: Guidance Officer
Appointments can be made through Reception or by calling 0345 120 0044