One main objective in successfully completing your studies will be to enhance your career prospects. As well as the engaging delivery of relevant content supporting you achieving your HND or Bachelor’s degree, we offer a suite of activities and information to support your onward journey into the workplace.
What do we offer?
A Personalised Careers Service
Our fully qualified Careers & Employability Consultant is available to engage with students on a 1-2-1 basis, either in person in the college library, over the phone, by email or via Zoom to discuss any career-related matter, including writing a CV, covering letter, personal statement, job search, interview techniques, interview practice and much more.
Students and alumni can book an appointment by emailing Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, we offer workshops within the curriculum, covering many of the above topics. Look out for these workshops, which are advertised throughout the year.
We organise a Careers Fair every term, which is open to all our students free of charge. We use our largest meeting space and invite external exhibitors who have expertise in their particular field. Past exhibitors have included large public services employers, private companies with specialised opportunities such as in the healthcare sector, organisations with volunteering opportunities, admissions officers from universities offering follow-on degree courses, careers advisors and recruitment agencies. Students are able to have 1-2-1 meetings with exhibitors and take away leaflets to research further. We usually allocate two days for the fairs to take place each term.
At DGHE, we are known for our personal and tailored support for each student. By means of tutorials and drop in clinics, we ensure that we are treating students as individuals. We offer bespoke advice on a student’s particular circumstances, whether this is a desire to work in a very specialised area, or in writing a supporting statement for a UCAS application. Your course leader will be the person you can ask to be your academic referee.
In addition to all the face-to-face contact mentioned above, students can access extensive and carefully curated online content. Primarily this is via the College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the partner institutions’ VLEs (New College Swindon, Bucks New University, or the University of Gloucestershire), or through the Pearson student portal “HN Global”.
Through all of the channels above, we can help strengthen your employability skills in areas including: interview techniques, writing CVs and cover letters, UCAS applications, job search skills, LinkedIn profile (online footprint) and networking.