At Harlow College we recognise we have a responsibility to provide careers education to our students, offering them access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance.
Our STAR Agency is a one stop shop for careers information, advice and guidance. Managed by a dedicated Careers Leader the STAR Agency is run by a range of qualified staff able to provide support throughout the Student Journey, from admissions, to work placements, through to moving on into HE, Careers or Apprenticeships. It is located in the reception area, easily accessible to students and is open during College hours. Students are able to book appointments to discuss their careers options or drop-in for advice.
We have a programme of careers education that is coordinated by the Star Team. View the programme details
In addition our students have access to a wealth of career education and skills development as part of their curriculum, supported by employers and external agencies. These opportunities include:
- Work Placements with employers
- Live Briefs delivered by employers
- Talks from visiting employers
- Industry related trips
- Volunteering opportunities
- NCS (National Citizen Service)
All of these employment encounters are recorded by our students and contribute towards their individual target setting. They are encouraged to assess their own work readiness at the start of their course then set and achieve targets that will support them to becoming employment ready.
The College is committed to promoting the value of careers education within the college ethos in order to raise student attainment and successful progression to employment, further or higher education. The College aims to effectively support learners in their choices in order for them to achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives. This commitment has the full support of the Governors, the Principal and the Executive team. View our full Careers Quality Strategy
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