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TRC Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme

The TRC Careers programme is delivered through the tutorial programme, student briefings, careers events and 1:1 IAG support and is designed to support the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

The specialist Job Ready tutorial programme supports those students in their final year who are targeting the world of work and apprenticeship opportunities after college.  Sessions in the programme include:

  • Transferable/employability skills
  • Your future and job ready
  • CV's
  • Covering letters
  • Interview skills

We draw on our experienced bank of Employers in Education to input on sessions such as:


  • Employment law, rights and responsibilities
  • Psychometric test workshops
  • Self-assessment workshops

The Job Ready event and Recruitment Fair held in the spring term, gives those students targeting employment/apprenticeships a mock interview with an employer/apprenticeship provider as closely related as possible to their chosen career area.  This gives students the opportunity to put the skills they have been developing throughout the programme into practice and gain feedback on their CV and interview performance to help enhance their future applications and interview techniques.  The recruitment fair enables students to gain a realistic insight into the local labour market opportunities on offer and help them decide which employers they want to target upon completion of their level 3 studies.

The first-year tutorial programme provides students with an introduction into the support available and information on the options after TRC.  The annual Autumn TRC Careers Fair, which sees around 70 exhibitors representing HE, employment and apprenticeship opportunities, gives all students the chance to engage with a wide range of providers to research the options open to them.  Towards the end of the first year the focus moves towards informing students of UCAS (University College Admissions Service) and to those students applying for competitive careers such as Medicine, Dentistry, Vet Science, Allied Healthcare (Optometry, Pharmacy, Midwifery, Nursing etc.) and Primary teaching specialist support by the careers team.

The Options Evening Event and University Open Day Visit in June/July time helps inform parents and student of their option after college.

In their final year those students applying to university can access specialist support with writing their personal statements to competitive Russell Group Universities as well as accessing several widening participation initiatives to support those students who are first generation to university.

The following provides details of our Careers Programme here at TRC:

Pre-enrolment​Year 12Year 13

All students


School Liaison activities


The college Careers Advisers and other members of the school liaison team will visit your school during careers fairs and open events. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain advice and guidance on where your course choices could take you.


GB: 3, 8

Tutorial Programme


Group and 1:1 time with your Progress Tutor to discuss your performance, progression options and career goals after college via your ILP (Individual Learning Plan).


Group sessions include guest speakers such as PUSH, to inform you of your options after college including university, gap year, apprenticeships and work.


GB: 3, 4


Access to Leeds and Newcastle Partners Scheme









GB: 3, 7, 8

Careers Fair


A fantastic opportunity for you to speak to 70+ exhibitors including universities, local further education colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers. A chance for you to find out about the range of opportunities available to you after college.




GB: 1, 2, 5, 7


Pre-enrolment interviews


All students will have an interview with a member of college staff to help support you in finding the right course programme for you. The college Careers Advisers are available to offer information, advice and guidance on your options.


GB: 8

Widening Participation Programmes


If you are the first generation of your family to apply to university, we will support you in applying for the University of Sheffield DISCOVER Programmes including SOAMS (for budding Medics), ADOPT (for prospective Dentists), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths opportunities),  Discover Law, Discover Arts & Humanities and Discover Social Sciences, as well as other Widening participation schemes such as Realising Opportunities.


These schemes provide fantastic opportunities to find out from industry experts about the range of job opportunities in these fields, experience of workplaces, experience university life and access specialist guidance to support your application onto competitive courses.


GB: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Tutorial Programme


Group and 1:1 time with your Progress Tutor to discuss your performance, progression options and career goals after college via your ILP (Individual Learning Plan).


Group and individual sessions on UCAS Apply to support you with your university application. Job Ready support from our specialist team of advisers to help prepare you for the world of work or Apprenticeships.


GB: 2, 3, 4




All students have access to this on-line guidance package which supports students in their career decision making activities. This on-line platform offers advice to you on your options by generating career ideas bespoke to you based on your subjects and interests


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GB: 3, 4


Induction Day


Our Induction Day is an opportunity for you to try out your subject choices and sample college life with a timetable bespoke to your course choices. The college Careers Advisers are available again to offer information, advice and guidance on your options.


GB: 3, 8

Freshers Fair


An opportunity for students to find out about the support available at college. A range of interactive stalls representing all the Student Support Services available at college including  Careers, Work Placement, Student Bursary, Transport, CLASS, Mentor support, College Counsellors, Extra-Curricular Sports and Clubs, plus many more!



1st week of college


GB: 1


Early Bird Programme


Delivered by the careers team these sessions are designed to provide the additional specialist knowledge and support needed to prepare students applying for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Includes input from ex-students now working or studying in these fields, and advice on preparing for UCAT/BMAT and MMI's (Multiple Mini Interviews) delivered by the University of Sheffield.


GB: 4, 6, 7

1:1 Careers Guidance Interviews


All students have access throughout their time at college to a careers interview with one of our level 6/7 qualified Careers Advisers


GB: 8

Open Evenings


Subject staff are available to advise you on course content and subject requirements. Specialist staff are available to speak to about college bursaries, transport, additional learning needs support (CLASS) as well as the college Careers Advisers.


Shape your Future handout

All prospective students are given information and advice on the vocational pathways available to them from their chosen courses via our Shape your Future handouts. This details apprenticeships, job roles, salaries and employers from various vocational pathways.


GB: 2

New Students Parents Evening


Parents are invited to attend an information evening with presentations delivered from the Senior Management Team and other key college staff on the expectations and support available to students during their time at college. An opportunity for parents to speak 1:1 with CLASS (to support those students with SEN), Progress Tutor Support, Work Placement, Bursary and Careers.



GB: 1

Job Ready Event


A fantastic opportunity to prepare our final year job hunting and apprenticeship students for the world of work. Students are matched for a mock interview with an employer/provider most closely related to their chosen career area. Students receive feedback on their CV and interview performance. Also includes a Q&A Employer Panel and input session from an external recruitment expert on writing a winning CV and application form.


GB: 2, 3, 5


TRAC (Thomas Rotherham Additional Courses)


Our varied college enrichment programme offers all students the opportunity to build on their skills profile by taking part in enrichment activities such as Restart a Heart Day, Counselling courses, First Aid, Sign Language courses as well as joining college clubs such as the Debating Society, participating in various representative sports, the college production group, Work Placement or the college newspaper.


GB: 1, 5, 6



You will receive advice and guidance on your chosen subjects and the opportunities your chosen pathway could take you.

22nd, 23rd August


GB: 8

HE+ Oxbridge Programme


TRC is the lead institution of the HE+ Consortia for Rotherham and the surrounding areas. Funded by the University of Cambridge this programme supports students in their applications to Cambridge and Oxford Universities. Includes subject specific extension talks, residential visit and advice from university specialists on your UCAS application, preparing for STEP papers and interview preparation.


GB: 4, 7, 8

 Recruitment Fair


Following on from the Job Ready Event, Apprenticeship providers and Employers targeting level 2 and level 3 students are invited into college to enable students to access information on the range of job and apprenticeship opportunities available locally. Many of our final year students have successfully secured employment on the back of this event.


GB: 2, 3, 5



HEPPSY+  Programme




1:1 Guidance with university Careers Adviser


Specialist support with UCAS application including personal Statement support


Various subject specific university trips


STEM subject input from external specialists including employers on the wide range of career pathways with STEM subjects


GB: 2, 4, 7, 8





Preparation for HE Evening


An overview of the specialist UCAS support available and process for UCAS Apply at TRC. Students will register for Apply 2020 on the evening. Talks delivered on 'How to choose the right university and course for me' and 'Writing a winning Personal Statement for competitive courses'. Also, an exhibition of 25+ universities and FE colleges. College Careers Advisers and other members of the college tutor team are available on the evening for advice and guidance.


GB: 2, 7, 8


Results Day Support


Specialist staff and Careers Advisers are available to support you with your results and next steps.


1:1 support with Adjust and Clearing processes.


Some local FE and Universities are available on the day to offer additional support with Clearing vacancies.


GB: 8


Careers Moodle Resource and Careers Library


A comprehensive range of up-to-date careers resources available both on-line and in the library.








GB: 3





Job Club (New!)


Run by a college Careers Adviser with input from employers and Apprenticeship Providers 


GB: 2, 5


Work Experience


See our Work Placement Policy for further details




GB: 2, 5, 6


Mock interview Practice


Interview coaching and 1:1 interview practice for both university and work interviews


GB:5, 7


Careers Lunchtime Drop in's

Dependant upon the time of the year Personal Statements/apprenticeship vacancies/subject drop advice


GB: 2, 8



SEN support


including twilight session for students and their parents delivered by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield on the support available at HE


GB: 3, 7, 8



HE Student Finance


Q&A drop in sessions and tutorial input on loans and bursaries available


GB: 7, 8



Ex-TRC Student Support


e-guidance support and UCAS reference writing service


GB: 7, 8


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