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Exmouth Community College

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Careers Department 

The Department is located on the Gipsy Lane site just past the lecture theatre. The Careers area includes a careers library containing college and University prospectuses, many useful reference books (for example The Apprenticeship guide 2017) and notice boards advertising open days, apprenticeship opportunities and other relevant information. There is also the careers office which is open every morning and registration, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday break times and also Wednesday lunch time.  The Careers Dept is actively involved in the promotion of enterprise education and supports a number of initiatives each year in the College to enable students to extend their understanding and experience. Students from yr8- yr 13 can also request an individual appointment with a Careers South West advisor to discuss future options.

Key Stage Three

Students follow a Careers programme of study in tutor time during Key Stage Three. The outlines of these sessions can be found below. Students from year 8 upwards are also able to book appointments with our independent careers advisor who is in college on a Wednesday. Please let your tutor know if you would like an appointment or pop into the careers office.

Key Stage Four

The programme of study at KS4 is aimed at equipping students for the next stage of their lives and choices they will need to make. The programme of study taught though tutor time is aimed at signposting students towards useful resources as well as developing the skills needed for these next stages;( for programme of study please click). We also encourage students to visit the careers department and introduce themselves to us so that we can then forward any opportunities directly to them that may be of interest; although these are always shared with the tutors.

Community Cadets

The department also organises the very successful Community Cadets scheme for students in key stage three and four. There are weekly meetings/training which lead to a pass out parade with all the local services present. The cadets work closely with the Police and Fire Service and attend community events in a supportive role. If you are interested in becoming a community cadet- please pop into the careers department or let your tutor know. Go to Community Cadet Page

Post 16

The department support the work of the post 16 team in providing guidance and support regarding UCAS applications, personal finance, pastoral care, apprenticeships and Work experience.

Careers Fair

Every two years the College holds an impressive careers fair open to all our students, parents, carers and the community. The fair has over 60 stands and is an invaluable opportunity for students to explore opportunities available to them and to network with potential employers and training providers.


Head of Careers & Enterprise: Mrs J Westcott-Wolstenholme

Tel: 01395 255688


CAREERS FAIR 2014 MAY 7: details to be published Spring 2014

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What will you be?

Pictured is Corporal Jade Sylvester who visited the College to talk to the many students interested in the RAF as a Career.   Click to go to RAF Careers website

Click the link below for information regarding opportunities to follow an apprenticeship.

Flybe Apprenticeship.       Info download     Further Info Download

Childcare Apprenticeship  Info download

Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty is the largest UK Construction company in the UK, employing over 36,000 people.  They are particularly interested in any students interested in Quantity Surveying Apprenticeships   Go to Balfour Beatty Website  Enter following details: Career area= Apprenticeships  Country = UK   Region = South West ....then click search

Volkswagen Group Apprenticeship Programme  Click Tap

Baker Electrical are offering an Electrical Apprenticeship to start in September. They are looking for someone from the Exmouth/Budleigh area. CLICK/TAP for details

Apprentice Graphic and Website Designer

A company in Exmouth that is looking for someone to fill their vacancy for an apprentice graphic and website designer . The apprenticeship is over 2 years and when completed  it will lead to having a diploma and technical certificate plus 2 years experience. The qualification has allowed previous apprentices to move.

Contact: Colin Edwards Computing and Creative & Digital Media Apprenticeships

Petroc College Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2BQ Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SH
Mobile: 07477 664924               Email:

Business Apprenticeship

Good business apprenticeship vacancy at level 3 so would suit a bright year 11 with GCSE/strong interest in business or possibly year 12/13. Needs 4s for Maths and English. Salary starts at £14,281. Click here for more

Barratt David Wilson Homes

Apprentices - Technical (Engineering & Design) or Commercial (Quantity Surveying & Buying) 2017  Click for more

Technical Trainee Position  Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services are looking for a mechanical bias Technical Apprentice in their Exeter office  Aprenticeship

Click the link below for information regarding opportunities to follow an apprenticeship.

McDonalds  Customer Care Post      Staff Post    

Year group

Content of Pd session/s with tutor

Yr 7

Celebrating achievements and planning ahead at ECC to make the most of the opportunities available

Career stereotypes and aspirations

Record of achievement and setting targets/action plans.

Yr 8

Sources of careers guidance

Routes through education and into employment. To include vocational and academic.

Labour market information

Budgets and living wage

Yr 9

Online programme Kudos- answer questions based on likes and dislikes, career matching programme.

Navigating and evaluating sources of careers guidance.

Routes through education (Apprenticeships, universities, employment, training providers, A-levels, Foundation learning, colleges)

Online programme- Launchpad- linking KS4 option choices to future careers

Guidance for choosing your options

Yr 10

Assembly- Careers guidance at ECC- what is on offer

Assembly- Importance of gaining Work experience

How to be proactive and myth busters

Careers reaserch task

Labour market information

Action plans and evaluation of skills- leading to CV writing.

Health and safety in a work place x3

Yr 11

Assembly- Careers guidance at ECC- what is on offer

Audit if activities/help students would like

Careers South West assembly- selecting your options

Career pathways

Careers research and growth areas

CV writing

Interview preparation

Coursing guidance and activities arranged by Post 16

Careers helpline for teenagers

Careers helpline for teenagers in the South West

National Careers Service
Telephone: 0800 100 900
     Text messages: 07766 413 219
Textphone: 0800 096 8336
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm

You can also arrange for a National Careers Service adviser to call you - this won’t cost you anything.

Degree Opportunities

Part-funded BSc degree opportunity with paid work placements and bursary - Medical Physics in Healthcare Plymouth Hospital

Click here for information

College Careers Fair April 25 2018

If you would like to exhibit at the College Careers Fair next year please contact:  or Tel: 01395 255689

(Tuesday and Thursday till 12pm, all day Wednesday)

Do you need a Careers Appointment?

Careers Appointments are available on Wednesdays in the Careers Library.

Please call into the Careers Office and make an appointment with  Mrs Jacobs

Career Map: find the latest apprenticeship and job vacancies

BISHOP FLEMING  Work Experience Week – Monday 26th June 2017 – Exeter

Aimed at Y12 and Y13 (AS/A Level or equivalent students) this work experience week gives students the opportunity to undertake accountancy tasks and to gain an insight into the accountancy sector.

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE

ATT Tax Trainee – Start July or September 2017 – Exeter

An A Level (or equivalent) school/college leaver opportunity this role provides the opportunity to study the Association of Tax Technicians qualification as well as working within a busy tax team. For more information and to apply, students will need to CLICK HERE

Trainee Sales Executive role with EMCAS CLICK HERE

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Contact: PGL .      TEL: 01392 437373

Life Coach Directory

Life Coach Directory was set-up to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to youth coaching. If you want to find out more click here.

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Kudos is an online tool which enables young people to research areas of interest to them in terms of career planning. You can search based on the subjects you enjoy, careers you may be interested in or even further education choices. You can even answer a number of questions which will help to marry your likes and dislikes to prospective careers. You will be provided with information about the job, salary range, labour market information ( i.e. how many people are employed and where, is it a growth area etc), apprenticeship and job/training opportunities within your area, transport information etc!

There is also the function to develop a CV and plan a UCAS application!

If you would like to start using Kudos log on at

You will need a license code which will have been sent to you via e-mail.

Download the user guide