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

Parents/Careers

Parents/carers play a crucial role in ensuring that young people are ready for their next steps in succeeding in whatever career pathway they choose. We therefore encourage parents/carers to work with us and to be actively involved in their young person’s career planning. If you are a Parent/Carer and would like to contribute to our careers programme or find out more about any up and coming events, contact the team today on: careers@ccsw.ac.uk or 01270 654653 (Crewe Campus)/01244 656200 (Ellesmere Port & Chester Campuses)

External Partners

Cheshire College – South & West is committed to working with a wide range of external partners, including employers, local authority, education and training providers to support our learners to ensure that our Careers programme equips them with the latest labour market information, as well as the key skills needed for industry. If you are an employer, local authority, education or training provider and are interested in contributing to our Careers programme and working with the College more closely, please contact the Careers team on: careers@ccsw.ac.uk or 01270 654653 (Crewe Campus)/01244 656200 (Ellesmere Port & Chester Campuses).

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 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.