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Choosing what to study can be challenging. Speak to one of our advisors to find out what your options are.

Advice & Help Centre

It can be hard to decide what career direction you are heading in. 

The Careers Team provide progression talks and support in the classroom to all study programmes. This includes University, College courses, Apprenticeships and full time work.

Successfully completing your current qualification will give you the opportunity to progress to a course on the next level, but you may need to meet certain requirements.

We can help you choose your next step, discussing course options and requirements both at College and beyond. We hold careers events onsite, inviting local and national employers and education and training providers where you can find out more about opportunities available to you. 

Our most experienced careers advisors have spent a number of years working in the wider community, within job centres, learning centres and delivering employability sessions to employees within the workplace. We therefore understand what employers are looking for when receiving applications, looking at CVs and interviewing potential employees.

We can help you with:

  • Covering letters
  • CV writing
  • Job applications and Personal Statements
  • Interview preparation and techniques

West Suffolk College works closely with a number of employers and companies in Suffolk and the surrounding areas. As well as Apprenticeships, we have employers contacting us with full time work, part time work and volunteering opportunities, which are advertised with the college Job Shop.

Current vacancies are advertised on the Job Shop Boards at West Suffolk College, the Student Hub, icanbea and the Apprenticeship Vacancies page.

We also have access to career resources if you are unsure about what to do next, or you want to explore career options and ideas – so come and talk to us.

Help desk hours:

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm

Call us:

01284 716 354


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Careerometer: a tool to compare jobs

The Careerometer tool helps you to compare key information about different jobs – salary, working hours etc.

Start by typing in a job that you might be interested in and then select a match from the list to see the data. You can then include a second and third choice to compare them.