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Careers & Employment Advice

All WM College learners can receive guidance and support with job searching, completing application forms, improving CVs and receive tips about essential interview skills as well as advice regarding progression opportunities.

We have an Employability Coach and representative of the National Careers Service based at the main site at Crowndale Road, available Monday-Friday, who provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. 

How we can help

We can support with advice on the different stages of a job hunt from getting back into work or a change of career direction and our advisors will help find the best route for you.

Job Search

Our advisors will discuss the ways you search for jobs, voluntary work or apprenticeships and guide you through the process of making job applications. They can help you write, improve and update your CV, check applications and help improve your interview technique by offering tips and practice opportunities.

The team will offer advice on matching your skills to job opportunities and give you guidance on areas where you might need to improve or where further study may be beneficial to maximise your chances of successfully progressing into your chosen career.

To support you further, we have a noticeboard in the Learner Centre with current job and voluntary opportunities. You can also access our online jobs board for new on local jobs, volunteering opportunities, job related events and courses here.

Further Study

If you would like advice about your next steps our team of advisors can help you consider your options for further study and help you look for courses and learning providers. If you are currently studying on a Level 3 diploma course at the College and are applying to university, we can offer you information and guidance on applying to university and can check your personal statement.

Employability Coaching

We offer FREE one-to-one coaching where you can access support with the following.

  • Improve Your CV
  • Application Forms
  • Writing Cover Letters
  • Preparation for Interview
  • Job Search
  • Suitable Vacancies

What to Expect

Sessions last for one hour and must be booked in advance.  You may attend up to five sessions between now and the end of July 2024. At your first session, your coach will discuss your needs and agree with you on a plan of support.  This support may include up to four follow-up sessions which your coach will book for you.

Session days and times are:

No drop-in service is available

While the Library is being refurbished, your appointment will take place elsewhere.  Please wait in Reception and you will be collected

Mondays: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesdays: 10am – 2pm

Fridays: 10am – 1pm

Book Your Place

Online

Choose a time that’s convenient to you with our easy online booking system. Once you complete your booking you will receive an email confirming the date and time.  If you need to cancel or change your booking you should follow the instructions in your confirmation email (please only book one session).

In Person

If you’d prefer to book in person, visit our helpful staff at WM College Library who will make the appointment for you. They will be unable to help you with questions about employability but will happily pass on your questions to our employability coach.

When you go to your first coaching session, you will need to complete a short enrolment form.  

Check out local jobs, volunteering opportunities, job related events and courses:

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides free, personalised advice and guidance on learning, training and work.

Qualified careers advisers can help you with:

  • Understanding local job trends
  • Getting the skills employers want
  • Job applications & CVs
  • Finding the right job
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Finding funding for learning

What to Expect

We are able to offer face to face appointments in the Library on Tuesdays from 11am to 5.45pm (last appointment 5pm). 

Telephone appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm (last appointment 3.15pm).

Book Your Appointment

You can book your appointment by using our online booking form below

If you prefer to book in person, appointments with a National Careers Service advisor can be booked in the Library on the 6th floor at Crowndale Road.

Matrix Accreditation

The College holds the highly valued Matrix accreditation for its delivery of Information Advice and Guidance and support for its learners.

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44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk