Careers Service

Cheshire College – South & West is committed to ensuring that all learners receive the very highest level of support, from initial enquiry, through to successful completion of their course and moving on to university, training or employment.

Our Careers Team offers a client-centred, confidential, impartial and accessible service, delivered by professional and highly-qualified staff, across all three Campuses. If we can help you in anyway, we will. Our services are open to anyone, you don’t have to be a current learner to book an appointment with the team.

All full-time learners have the opportunity to book an appointment with the team at any stage during their studies and also have support on-programme through their Personal Development Tutors where they are encouraged to explore their career options, to create a CV and to develop their employability skills. We also invite in guest speakers to inspire and challenge our learners, including talks from curriculum-related employers, universities, the Apprenticeship Talent Pool and many more. We also have our annual Careers and Employment Fair held to celebrate National Careers Week in March.

We can support you with:

Career planning

•Choosing a career and career planning
•Skills for managing career change
•Labour Market Intelligence

Employability skills


•Job search skills and strategies
•Writing and updating CVs
•Job searching using social media
•Completing job applications
•Preparing for job interviews and interview techniques
•Finding part-time employment to complement your studies

What next?


•Support with planning the next stage of your learning or career journey (including Apprenticeships, and internships)
•UCAS support and alternative options for Higher Education
•Exploring volunteering opportunities or work experience

Careers Documents and Policies

Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy

Careers Provision 2020-2021

Careers Provision Schedule 2020-2021

Gatsby Benchmarks

Contact us

The office is open during term time and throughout the holidays. You can contact us to book an appointment by calling either 01244 656200 for our Chester and Ellesmere Port Campuses or 01270 654653 for our Crewe Campus.

•If you are a parent or prospective learner, you can access our careers support by simply contacting the team to book an appointment, via email on careers@ccsw.ac.uk or by calling either 01270 654653 for our Crewe Campus or 01244 656200 for our Chester and Ellesmere Port Campuses.

•If you are an employer and would like to support our Careers Programme, please contact careers@ccsw.ac.uk.

•If you are a school and would like our support with any Careers Activities that you are planning, please contact our School Partnerships Team on schools@ccsw.ac.uk.