Careers Service

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Careers Advisor, Ian giving advice to a student

When you're making big decisions about your future, like whether to take a course at college or getting the career you want, it's important that you get the right information, advice and guidance.

That's where we come in. From the first time you contact us until after you've left, we can help with guidance about your course, careers available, and your options for progressing onto further study.

One to one appointments are available on request. There will be a number of careers events and workshops run throughout the academic year and class workshops can also be provided on request. Ian and Caroline, our two experienced and professionally trained Careers Advisers, are based in the Library and Careers service in the library. Employability resources are located in The Hub on Brahan ground floor, past reception.

We can provide guidance and advice with the following: content

We can provide guidance and advice with the following:

We can provide guidance and advice with the following:

  • Researching careers information including education/training and employment opportunities
  • Considering course choice and subsequent applications
  • Thinking about change of course or career direction
  • Exploring opportunities for work experience, part-time jobs and voluntary work
  • Compiling CVs, personal statements and letters of application
  • UCAS, how to apply
  • Interview preparation
  • Researching Post Graduate opportunities, working overseas and gap year
  • Exploring and highlighting options post college
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Some topics the Careers Service can help with:

Some topics the Careers Service can help with:

  • I don’t know what I want to do...
  • I want to be a... but I don’t know how to get there
  • What courses can I do at college / university?
  • Where can I get some work experience?
  • I need a part-time job
  • I’m applying for a job – can I get help with my application/ letters/ CV / interview
  • What can I do with my qualification in...
  • Are FE qualifications valued by employers?
  • Where can I access an internship?
  • Can you help with my UCAS or College application and personal statement?
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Part-time work

Part-time work

As well as a source of extra income, a part-time job helps you to develop the skills that employers are looking for, letting you improve your CV and giving you more to talk about at interviews.

To help you find that job in the first place, we run workshops on CV writing, on interview techniques, and on presenting as effectively as possible to potential employers.

While there are great benefits that make finding part-time work worthwhile, please remember that the National Union of Students recommends you spend no more than 16 hours a week on it in term-time to avoid your grades being affected.

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Get in touch with the team

Get in touch with the team

Careers Advisor, Ian

Ian McCartney
Careers, Course and Progression Adviser
Tel: 01738 877373
Mob: 07775 028002
ian.mccartney.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Ian is a fully-qualified and highly-proficient Careers Education, Information and Guidance Practitioner. His expertise is drawn from over 23 years’ experience in both local authority based school environments and higher education career guidance settings. He has a proven track record within careers education development, with an extensive portfolio of design and delivery of career management skills and employability related workshops.

Careers Advisor, Caroline

Caroline Curley
Careers, Course and Progression Adviser
Tel: 01738 877373
caroline.curley.perth@uhi.ac.uk

Caroline is a fully qualified and very experienced Careers Advisor of over 20 years working in schools and colleges in Cheshire, Tayside and Stirlingshire and the University of Paisley providing careers and educational guidance. She has considerable experience of developing partnerships between education and business leading to work placements and skills development for students.

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Life after Graduation

Whether you’re coming up to Graduation, or still have a few years left, it’s never too early to think about life after your graduate. The Library and Careers Service are here to answer your questions and help plan your future career.

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Part-time Work

While your studying, you may be looking to get some part-time work, this could just be to have some extra spending money or to get some experience of different working environments. The Library and Careers Service can give you advice about how to do this and how to maintain a good balance of work, study and time to relax.

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Job Interviews

Whether you have a job interview upcoming or just want to develop your skills before you have one, the Library and Careers Service are here to offer advice and guidance to help you present yourself in the best way possible.

How to find a job content

How to find a job

Finding a job can be a daunting task with so many ways to go about it. The Library and Careers Service are here to help you find the best approach for you to get the job you want.

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What is Further and Higher Education?

Further Education and Higher Education are terms you will hear quite a lot while you are studying, but understanding them and other terms can sometimes be difficult. The Library and Careers Service can help you to understand what these terms mean and how they affect you.

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Old qualifications or qualifications from another country

If you are thinking of coming to College but aren’t sure what your current qualifications will allow you to study then the Library and Careers Service are here to help. Whether you have qualifications from years or even decades ago, or you have qualifications from another country, our Careers Advisors can discuss with you what course and level is right for you.

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Help with UCAS applications

If you want to study at Higher Education level then you will have to apply for this through UCAS. This may seem like a complicated task but our Careers Advisors are here to help and advise you through each step of the process.

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Writing a CV

If you are looking to apply for jobs then your CV is an essential tool to enable you to do this. The CV is your main marketing tool which tells employers enough about you to be able to offer you an interview. The Library and Careers Service is here to help you with writing your CV and tailoring it to suit specific target employers.

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Blog Articles

Our blog has a huge variety of articles all about life at Perth College UHI.