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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 Careers and Employability centre in the library. Employability and Careers resources are still located in what was the Employability Centre, now The Hub.

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
Some topics the Careers Services can help with: content

Some topics the Careers Services can help with:

Some topics the Careers Services 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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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 Careers and Employability Centre are here to answer your questions and help plan your future career.

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Blog Articles

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

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Top tips to achieve your career ambitions

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Keeping on track with UCAS

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How to make your CV stand out from the crowd

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UCAS deadline 2019 countdown