Welcome to the Career Coach

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-time and part-time employment, further and higher education opportunities, Apprenticeships and more.

Lisa Partridge is the College’s Career Coach. Lisa can support you with your career decisions, improve your employability through a range of services and help you to establish a clearer direction of what you would like to do with your future. Based in room B115, you can drop in, or contact her at lpartridge@dearne-coll.ac.uk or ring 01709 513399.

The Career Coach Service

Lisa can help you to improve your employability and secure your next steps, be it employment, training, further or higher 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
  • Support to research Higher Education courses
  • Support with UCAS applications
  • Employer events at the College
  • Support and advice if you feel you are on the wrong College course

We have a range of employability resources available to support your job search, please see the buttons on the right of the screen.


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