Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Career Advice

We have a dedicated Careers, Advice and Guidance team who are available to support you throughout your time at college.

Find Your Future Career

In today’s world quality advice and guidance is key to student success. At Hartlepool Sixth Form College you are not alone. We provide you with all the support, advice and guidance you need, before, during and after your studies to help you secure your future ideal career pathway. The College places a high priority on helping students to maximise their potential to be successful, this is particularly important in today’s highly competitive employment and education markets. We provide expert help, support and guidance to assist you with the next steps on your route to a future career.

At college you will be able to discuss your options with our highly experienced Careers Advisor at a time that is right for you, email your queries or make use of our wide variety of resources to assist you to make good use of your qualifications and personal skills to make the right choices for you.

We can help you to:

  • Enhance your employability skills
  • Think about your future career
  • Develop your skills and experiential learning
  • Plan your application to Higher Education
  • Prepare for job search
  • Find volunteer experiences within the community
  • Prepare for the world of work

Dedicated Careers Advisor

Jane Gemmell, Hartlepool Sixth Form College’s Careers Advisor, will provide constant support to students in their choices of course at College, University and with any future employment options. Jane is available for consultation throughout the year and is available to speak with parents at College Open Evenings, school Parent’s Evenings or by personal appointment.

The College will make available a range of activities to all students which include:

  • Personal Consultations
  • Employment/ Voluntary Work Opportunities
  • Applying for Apprenticeships
  • Computer Aided Guidance
  • College Careers Fair
  • Extensive Careers Resources
  • Interview Practice and Preparation
  • Teacher Placement Programme
  • Preparation for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary
  • VLE of Careers Resources
  • Higher Education Evenings
  • University Visits/tasters
  • Oxford and Cambridge student preparation programme
  • UCAS Higher Education Conference
  • Access to Master Classes
  • Speakers Programme

Career Pathways

Please find below a selection of leaflets designed to help you choose your career pathway.

Name Download
Business, Finance and Law PDF
Creative Arts and Media PDF
Education, Health Care and Public Services PDF
Engineering PDF
ICT and Computing PDF
Science PDF
Sport PDF

Advice from HMRC

If you have any questions regarding tax, national insurance, business expenses or others relating to creating your own business, HMRC has all the details you’ll need. Please follow the links below to get started: