Career Coach at Dearne Valley College

Your progression and next steps are key to ensuring your success! Dearne Valley College offers a Career Coach Service to provide you with information, support, advice and guidance when looking for Full- and Part-time employment, further education opportunities and more.

 Career Coach
Lisa Partridge is the College’s resident Career Coach. Lisa can support you to improve your employability with a range services, and help you to establish a clearer direction of what you would like to do with your future. Based in room C119, you can drop in, or contact her at

The Career Coach Service
Career Coach, Lisa, can help you to improve your employability and secure your next steps, be it employment or further education, through:
• Careers advice and guidance
• Support with CV writing and sending
• Support with job and course application forms
• Improving your interview skills with mock interviews
• Support with difficult interview questions
• Support in finding part-time work and volunteering opportunities
• Support in finding full-time employment after your course
• Support in finding and applying for Apprenticeships and Traineeships
• Employer events at the College
• Support and advice if you feel you are on the wrong College course

Employability Resources
We have a range of employability resources available for download to support your job search!

Top Tips for CV Writing
Interview Skills - The STAR Technique
Recruitment and Selection - The Terminology
Example CV
Example Covering Letter


Career Coach Tool
The Career Coach software is a FREE online tool designed to help you find job opportunities and courses in your local area. It combines this with up-to-date information on average wages, vacancies and training opportunities to ensure that you are informed and aware of the best opportunities for you, and will show you where the demand for a particular job or work is.

This interactive tool will also show you the type of qualifications and skills you will need to access particular job roles and industries, many of which are available to study at Dearne Valley College.

Access Career Coach here!

Career Coach



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