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Our Careers Strategy

Orbital South Colleges (OSC) commits to providing consistent excellence in the quality of its advice and guidance to ensure all potential and current students, their parents/guardians, community workers, and employers can access a wide range of current, informative and varied information to support individualised qualification and progression choices.

The College is dedicated to supporting students in making choices suited to their interests and abilities, helping them develop the skills they need ahead of leaving College and entering the workplace, maximising their opportunities for future career progression.

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The Gatsby Benchmark

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are the foundation of the Government's careers strategy, a statutory requirement for secondary schools and colleges. 

In order to support students, the College has based its Careers Strategy around the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks:


Our Careers Offer

Marilyn Munns, Careers Lead Coordinator (College Group), provides a great overview of Orbital South Colleges Careers offer in the video below. Watch the video below to find out how both Colleges can help you with your future career progression. 

The Careers Team will help:

 Provide opportunities to work placements and employer contacts in preparation to work

 Assist students to  help meet their work placement target hours

 Students find work placements to help them find their right job role with support from Employers

 Students can hear first-hand from businesses across all sectors about exciting opportunities and job roles

Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

Phone: 020 8651 1131 / Email: