Your application

Find my course

Unsure what course to study?

You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

Careers Advice Service

Start Profile Careers 1100x400px

Discover courses and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

Follow the link below to:

  • Take a Career Assessment to learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests.
  • Browse or search for careers and we will give you relevant data on wages, employment, and the training you need.
  • Browse or search for the available Courses that lead to the career you want.
  • Build your CV using our easy-to-use CV builder will help you create a professional CV.

We recommend a more in-depth discussion following your careers assessment with Tim Silcock, our resident Careers Advisor at, to help put the results in context and plan an appropriate route ahead.

Meet our Careers Co-ordinator

Stamford College's Careers Co-ordinator, Tim Silcock, is a Registered Career Development Professional, who is qualified to Level 7 and a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI). Tim has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors and nearly 20 years experience as a Careers Coach working with young people and adults all over the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI).

He is available to talk to you about any careers related questions or concerns you might have, and will provide impartial advice and guidance on:

  • Poten­tial Career Routes
  • Pro­gres­sion to High­er Edu­ca­tion / University
  • Appren­tice­ships
  • HE Finan­cial Support
  • Devel­op­ing a win­ning CV
  • The best ways to approach the job market
  • Using Social Media to fur­ther your career
  • Inter­view skills and preparation
  • Longer term Career Management

As a mem­ber of the CDI, Tim is com­mit­ted to deliv­er­ing impar­tial advice under the CDI’s Code of Ethics and is involved in a process of con­tin­u­ous pro­fes­sion­al development.

Con­tact Tim on:

01780 484300 Ext: 353


Or pop in to see him in the Careers and Course Infor­ma­tion Office, just oppo­site main reception.

Apply­ing for University

We pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive sup­port for those stu­dents wish­ing to apply for Uni­ver­si­ty including:

  • Par­ent pack con­tain­ing all the key infor­ma­tion and dates to sup­port your child with their next steps (see below);
  • Uni­ver­si­ty Prospec­tus­es held in the Careers Hub;
  • Tuto­r­i­al brief­in­gs on the appli­ca­tion process and how to com­plete a win­ning per­son­al statement;
  • One-to-One coach­ing and check­ing ser­vice on appli­ca­tion and per­son­al state­ment completion;
  • Mock inter­views for tar­get­ed groups and individuals;
  • Tuto­r­i­al and one-to-one advice on Stu­dent Finance appli­ca­tions and repayments

Vir­tu­al Open Events

A vir­tu­al open event is an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about uni­ver­si­ty life, tour the cam­pus, watch videos, explore their cours­es and chat LIVE to lec­tur­ers and admis­sions sup­port staff.

Find a list of upcom­ing events here:

Oth­er use­ful resources:

Uni­ver­si­ty of Leices­ter https://​www​.path​waysto​he​.ac​.uk/​r​e​s​o​urces and https://​www​.path​waysto​he​.ac​.uk/​a​c​t​i​v​ities

LiNCHigher’s Par­ent and Car­er High­er Edu­ca­tion Infor­ma­tion Week

*FREE online event – 30th November‑3rd December*

LiNCHigh­er has gath­ered togeth­er Uni­ver­si­ties, Col­leges and High­er Edu­ca­tion providers & experts to cre­ate a week of talks designed to inform you and your child(ren) about a range of top­ics relat­ing to high­er edu­ca­tion. The event is designed to pro­vide you with every­thing you need to know in order to sup­port you and your young per­son to make informed next steps towards their future in edu­ca­tion. Click the below guide for more information:

The UCAS Appli­ca­tion Process

For more sup­port and infor­ma­tion on the UCAS appli­ca­tion process, vis­it the link below.

Careers Edu­ca­tion, Infor­ma­tion, Advice and Guid­ance (CEIAG)

Stam­ford Col­lege is accred­it­ed by Matrix Stan­dard Award for infor­ma­tion, advice and guid­ance so you can be sure that the advice you receive in col­lege is of a high stan­dard and we are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to work to these stan­dards and the 8 Gats­by Bench­marks.

We pro­vide Careers Edu­ca­tion Infor­ma­tion Advice and Guid­ance (CEIAG) ser­vice to ALL. Our qual­i­fied Careers advis­er is avail­able to pro­vide per­son­al guid­ance and can help you:

  • Look at your options
  • Choose a course or career that is right for you
  • Search for jobs
  • Pre­pare for employ­ment with help cre­at­ing a win­ning CV and mock inter­view training
  • Choose and apply to university

To view our Careers Strat­e­gy, please click here.

Careers Pro­gramme Calendar

All of our study pro­grammes are focused on pro­gres­sion to learn­ing at the next lev­el or to employ­ment. We offer high-qual­i­ty sup­port and per­son­al guid­ance to help stu­dents make deci­sions about their next steps that is right for them and to aspire to achieve their full potential.

We offer a suc­cess­ful careers pro­gramme that is embed­ded into the cur­ricu­lum with an exten­sive offer of career guid­ance, sup­port and activ­i­ties through­out the year.

Click here to view our lat­est Careers calendar.

Stam­ford Col­lege are active­ly fol­low­ing the Gats­by Careers Benchmarks.

Drop-in Ses­sions

The Col­lege offers drop- in’ ses­sions and appoint­ments with our spe­cial­ist Careers Advi­sor. Appoint­ments can be booked via tele­phone, email or through Stu­dent Services.

Tele­phone: 01780 484300 ext. 353

Email: careers.​advisors@​stamford.​ac.​uk

Apply­ing for a Job

Advice & Guid­ance on Build­ing a CV
A CV is your chance to show an employ­er that you’ve got the skills and expe­ri­ence that they need.

For the vast major­i­ty of job appli­ca­tions, a CV is an essen­tial. Short for cur­ricu­lum vitae, a CV out­lines your skills and expe­ri­ence, giv­ing a poten­tial employ­er a break­down of what you’ve done pre­vi­ous­ly, and how it applies to the job role you’re apply­ing for.

Learn­ing to write an effec­tive CV is a great way to ensure that you have the best chance of receiv­ing an inter­view. It’s often very good prac­tice to change your CV for each job you’re apply­ing for, mak­ing sure that your per­son­al state­ment ref­er­ences the job in question.

At New Col­lege Stam­ford, we can sup­port our stu­dents to help with cre­at­ing CVs and giv­ing advice on the best way to write one. If you’d like help, con­tact a pro­gres­sion coach, or one of your lec­tur­ers, and they’ll be able to help you.

You can also read below and vis­it the Gov​.uk web­site for more advice and guid­ance on build­ing your CV.

Gov​.uk Job and CV Advice
The Nation­al Careers Ser­vice has a num­ber of excel­lent guides and advice sec­tions on cre­at­ing your CV and apply­ing for jobs. Vis­it one of the fol­low­ing links for more information.

Advice on How To Apply and Look for Jobs »

How to Find Adver­tised Job Vacancies »

Net­work­ing: How to Use it to Find a Job »

Your CV: What to Include in Each Section »

CV Tips »

How to Write Cov­er­ing Letters »

Inter­view Advice »

Top 10 Inter­view Questions »

Con­tact Us

You can con­tact Tim Sil­cock RCDP for Careers Advice via tele­phone, email or through Stu­dent Services.

Tele­phone: 01780 484300 ext. 353

Email: careers.​advisors@​stamford.​ac.​uk

Alter­na­tive­ly con­tact our Careers Lead Julie Addison:

Tele­phone: 01780 484300 ext. 501

Email: julie.​addison@​stamford.​ac.​uk


© 2022 All rights reserved.

Web Design byBluestorm Design