Careers Advice & Guidance

Lauren is still available to contact via email if you require any careers advice – 

All staff at Stockton Sixth Form College are passionate about Careers Guidance and Student Progression. The careers information, advice and guidance provided to students at Stockton Sixth Form College are based on the Gatsby Benchmarks and in line with the governments Careers Strategy for secondary schools and colleges, we have updated our Careers Strategy and Programme. We have also created a useful careers information guide for parents/carers, all documents are available below.

Careers Strategy

Careers Programme

Provider Access for CEIAG

Information for Parents

In addition to students receiving support from teachers and tutors, the college has a dedicated careers advisors  (Lauren Greenwood) who is available to provide students with relevant, up-to-date and one-to-one careers guidance and guide them through their next steps, we also work closely with Youth Direction, who hold on-site confidential career guidance appointments with students on a weekly basis. To book an appointment with Lauren or Youth Direction, please email Lauren

Here at Stockton Sixth Form College we have excellent links with employers across the Tees Valley, from schools and hospitals to law firms and accountancy practices, supporting students with work placements and visits. For many competitive careers, such as veterinary science, dentistry and teaching, work experience is required for entry into higher education. Therewith, Faculty Managers and tutors work closely with students wanting to progress into these sectors to ensure these placements are secured in advance of applying to university or apprenticeships. Our links with local universities are equally as strong. Students interested in progressing to university are offered the chance to visit open days, residential visits to Oxford and Cambridge, trips to Russell Group institutions and taster sessions at Teesside University, the University of Sunderland and Northumbria University. Universities from across the UK also come in to college to deliver a wide range of enrichment workshops and they also attend our annual Careers and Progression Fair.

We have dedicated areas for Careers in our Learning Resource Centre, where students can source lots of information on university open days, HE progression routes, apprenticeships and so on. In addition to university enrichment workshops, we organise life skills workshops, 1-2-1 teaching and pastoral support, careers fairs and we also share LMI job sector and role information to all students via tutorial.

Special Careers Events with SSFC

To sign up, please email Lauren

Choosing and University and Course – Teesside University Thursday 18 June 12.30 pm

Personal Statements – Leeds Beckett Thursday 25 June 12.30 pm

Applying to university – York Tuesday 23 June 12.30 pm

Thinking about going to University

A complete University application Guide 

Virtual Open Events List 

Uni Taster Days 


Virtual Mentoring Virtual mentoring for University – Project Access is a mentoring charity that supports Sixth Form students with their applications to top UK universities by matching them with a mentor from Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, Warwick, UCL, and LSE.

Leeds Beckett University – Everything you need to know about applying to university and student Finance

Student Finance England

NHS Bursaries – Deadline July 31st

Thinking about an Apprenticeship

Amazing Apprenticeship student Apprenticeship Guide

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Guide

Use Apprenticeship Websites

Parent and Carers Guide to Apprenticeships

Useful Websites

Useful Careers Websites

Useful Labour Market Information Websites


1st Year Employability Moodle Programme

Virtual reality to experience a  day in the life of an allied health professional  working in the NHS

Sheffield Hallam University – Advise on Careers, Subjects, Apprenticeships and University

Work Experience

Work Experience Ideas

Finding Work Experience in Biology – Royal Society of Biology

Jackson Law Firm Virtual Work Experience

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation – Volunteers

Royal College of General Practitioners  Virtual Work Experience

Brighton and Sussex Medical School Virtual Work Experience

Barclays Virtual Work Experience

Jacobs Virtual Work Experience

NatWest Entrepreneurship Programme

The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley

White and Case Law Work Experience

Air League Innovators Challenge

An exciting opportunity from Air League for students aged 17+ who are interested in careers in engineering/design/technology/aviation/aerospace.  There are 3 challenges to enter with some amazing prizes to be won, including a flying scholarship worth over £3000, work experience week with QinetiQ or Rolls Royce and a place on Air League’s Aston Martin and BA sponsored Inspired Engineering Course at Cranfield Uni.  This is an individual competition which can be entered from home, so please share with any students that you think would be interested – closing date is 1st July.

PWC Virtual Work Experience – 29th June – 3rd July

NCS – Keeping Doing it

Careers Newsletters

Newsletter January 2020

Career Events

Webinar Wednesdays (Everything from apply to university, why chose and apprenticeship and helping you write a personal statement)

Teesside University – Saturday 27 June 

Coventry University at Scarborough – June register for more information

Northern School of Art

Durham University Webinars

For more virtual events visit UK University Search

PWC – Virtual Events in Business, Technology, Degree’s and Apprenticeships starting Tuesday 19 May – Thursday 9 July

University of Law Virtual Events – Open Days and Lectures Running till Saturday 20 June

University of Hull  – Virtual Events include – Lectures, Information on Student Finance, Next Steps

Uni Taster Taser – Webinars every Tuesday

Sutton Trust Virtual Summer School

Allied Health Care Webinars

Northumbria University – Virtual Evolve Events Wednesday 27 May – Monday 29 June

Northumbria University – Virtual Open Days June and July

Pearson College London – Degree Apprenticeship Open Events

Leeds Beckett University – Open Day Friday 3 July

Bangor University – Saturday 27 June and Wednesday  8 July

UCAS Webinars – June and July

Sheffield Hallam Virtual Open Day – 25th June

Northumbria University – Virtual Taster Day – 30 June – Business, Psychology and Design

Newcastle University – Virtual Open Day