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Careers Advice

Need a hand choosing the right path?

So you legally have to be in some form of education until you're 18. After that, your next step is entirely down to you. Whenever someone is asked 'what do you want to do with your life?' it is very rare to receive a definitive answer. Lots of people are never 100% sure what they want to do, but the way to find this out is to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. Whether it's progressing onto a Univeristy course in a subject you've studied here at College, stepping into an Apprenticeship or going straight into a job, our friendly Careers & Course Guidance advisers are available to make sure you have all the information, advice and guidance you need to make the right decision about your future.

Our professionally qualified team will be able to give you impartial advice on your education, training and job prospects. They will help you bridge the gap between studying at college and the world of work, we have a range of support services to help you achieve your careers goals.

What information, advice and guidance is available?
  • Full course guidance
  • Full careers guidance
  • Advice and guidance on going to university and completing your UCAS application
  • Advice and guidance on other educational institutions/organisations
  • CV writing
  • Interview skills
  • Job Searching

We encourage all of our students to make the most of these services as we can provide advice and guidance that is individual to you.

We also work closely with a range of employers to provide you with work experience, come in as guest speakers, case studies and apprenticeships as well using their sector knowledge to shape your college course. We have strong links with employers such as Santander, Home Retail Group, Mirus IT, Pidy, Amtech and Centre Parcs to name a few.

To see how our students are currently working with employers visit our news page. Recent activities include a student-run IT Helpdesk in conjunction with Mirus IT, Chef of the Year Awards with Pidy, a special dining night with Whittlebury Hall and a visit from an Oscar-winning producer of The King's Speech.

If you need information, advice or guidance about your career or which course to study at College, our Careers & Course Guidance team are on hand from the start to help!?
To arrange a careers or course guidance meeting, please click here or call 01908 684456 or 01908 684210. 

Milton Keynes College welcomes students from all backgrounds and communities.  Our aim for everyone who studies with us is that they gain a professional specialism as well as personal growth.

Our study programmes are fundamental to our careers strategy: they are designed to deliver qualifications, technical skills as well as the knowledge that employers and universities are looking for.  We do this with on-site interactive learning environments, such as The Brasserie our award-winning restaurant, a meaningful work experience programme and a blended learning ethos.

Our relationship with local businesses allows us to embed into our courses the universal qualities employers look for in their staff.  It also means we gain an excellent understanding of the labour market and can help students make informed career decisions based on prospects, pay levels and job security.
All students are encouraged and supported by their tutors and the dedicated Student Services department to take their next step after college. Clear progression routes from college to university, an apprenticeship or employment are provided for all students.

These are just some of the reasons why 95% of our students progress onto further study or employment.  This is supported through our Ofsted Good rating, with the report making particular mention of how we prepare our students for their onward journeys.

To find out more about our careers strategy, contact Abid Hussain, Head of Student Services (abid.hussain@mkcollege.ac.uk). You can also view our Careers Calendar.