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Whilst studying, you will probably be thinking about your next steps to start your career. This page will help you explore the different routes available for your progression and see what actions are needed to achieve your career aspirations.  

If you are thinking about undertaking a work experience placement as part of your course, feel free to read our work experience student stories.

Below are a range of external career resources to help you find advice and guidance for future education and careers.

Careers Guidance

Click on the logos below to find out more!

Start Logo Start will provide you with lots of advice and guidance on making the right study choices, exploring your career options, standing out from the crowd and applying for jobs.

Icould logo Be inspired with Icould's real-life career videos and gain an insight into the industry you love. Get hints, tips and tricks on Apprenticeships, University and finding work. Take the 'Buzz Quiz' to find your suggested job list by highlighting your skills and qualities. 

National Careers Week Logo The National Careers Service is an excellent resource led by the government for exploring information on a range of careers, job profiles and informational resources. You can also find a Skills Assessment here to find out about careers that might be right for you.

Prospects Logo Prospects will provide you with a list of graduate careers, alongside further advice and guidance on postgraduate study and work experience. You can access career advice written by specialist professional advisers, as well as a range of tailored tools such as the Prospects career planner, which matches your skills and interests with job profiles to suit you.


#Changemakers21 Logo

As part of a joint college collaboration project called #ChangeMakers21, London South East Colleges, East Sussex College, East Surrey College and John Ruskin College presented a series of virtual employer events in Feb/Mar 2022.

We brought together a range of employers who are at the forefront of the rapidly expanding Digital and Sustainable economies within the South-East.  These employers talked about the new and emerging careers which they expect to be in demand over the next 10 years; and the knowledge, skills and behaviours young people will need to successfully progress into them.

If you weren’t able to enjoy the event live, please enjoy watching the replays here.

We also have additional advice and guidance resources for University, Apprenticeships and Volunteering. 

Higher Education 
East Surrey College Logo East Surrey College offers a range of University Level qualifications with a strong career focus and a clear progression route into employment or further study. Courses range from Level 4 and above that can be studied Full-time or Part-time.  

The Uni Guide Logo The Uni Guide offers free advice and guidance for students and parents, allows you to compare UK degree courses and universities. You can also browse for advice including personal statements, making firm choices and preparing for University.

UCAS Logo UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is a resource that can be used to support you when making post-16 choices, providing career information and advice.

Complete University Guide Logo The Complete University Guide uses a specialised league table to help assist you with your university decisions. You will be able to compare UK universities in over 74 subject areas. Look at entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects to gain all the information needed for your next steps.
Amazing Apprenticeships Logo Amazing Apprenticeships is a great resource to tackle misconceptions about Apprenticeships and promote the benefits. Individuals can have access to a wide range of resources including videos from current Apprentices.

Apprenticeships Logo Apprenticeships are a resource led by the Government to help individuals start their Apprenticeship journey. Individuals can browse Apprenticeships based on location and interest, read current stories, learn about certification and much more.

Not Going to University Logo If you’re not interested in going to University, use the resources available at NGTU to discover your future career. Check out the blogs, the featured case studies and the providers of Apprenticeships.
VInspired Logo Vinspired is a volunteering charity that helps connect young people with volunteering opportunities in their area. Individuals can also access volunteering tips and find their local volunteer centre.

Croydon Voluntary Action Logo CVA builds stronger communities for social change by supporting citizens to take active roles in their neighbourhoods and by championing community organisations that nurture and celebrate local strengths.


Key Events & News

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If you would like to find out more about your opportunities or have any questions, contact our

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

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