Careers Advice and Guidance

We offer an impartial careers advice and guidance service via drop-ins, booked appointments, telephone and email.

Our highly experienced and qualified team will give you comprehensive and up-to-date careers information. The service has its own dedicated suite for 1:1 meetings and also group enrichment/projects that will look fantastic on any supporting statement to university, an apprenticeship or employment.

We have qualified advisors on hand to give you impartial advice and information about the pathways to your future career. This includes help with doing further study or training with us or with another provider, finding the right part-time or full-time job and preparing for interviews, or choosing and applying for a place at university.

Every year we run high quality enrichment programmes such as the Lloyds Junior Scholars with Lloyds Banking Group, Legal Action including Herbert Smith Freehills and UCL Ambassadors, Get Ahead in TV with Curve Media. We also run projects such as the Games Design challenge bringing together a panel of game design experts.

We have a yearly plan of careers and employability activities so that you can get the most from your time with us. The services and activities are planned to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance and we also take your feedback on services to continuously improve our service to you. Our advisers will be here with you through every step of your journey with us, from application to results day.

We can help you if you are:

  • Unsure or confused about your career or course choices
  • At risk of leaving your course early
  • Worried that you will not succeed on your course
  • Unsure whether you are on the right course
  • Confused about your future choices and opportunities

If you are a Looked After Child, we guarantee you three appointments throughout the year to explore your next steps and create action plans.

Find out more on how our careers service helped A Level student, Lale Hanalp gain new skills and boost her prospects in our article here.

What we offer

Impartial careers advice
We offer individual advice about your specific career options and next steps.

Careers information 
We can talk to you about university, apprenticeships, other training routes and how to apply (including UCAS, CUKAS, GTTR and PA), as well as giving you access to online databases such as Kudos, Adult Directions and Exodus.

Employability skills
We help you learn transferrable and industry-specific skills for the workplace, as well as how to create job applications that will make you stand out.

Opportunities to network
We run workshops, events, one-to-one meetings, through your course or by connecting with you directly.

Work experience
We also support many work experience placements, from finding you a placement and preparing you before you go, to supporting you on the placement and helping you identify the skills you’re gaining along the way.

Higher Education fairs
Each year we run campus and cross college Higher Education fairs with over 40 universities in attendance, as well as other national events throughout the year such as Science WeekApprenticeship WeekCareers Week, ongoing talks with Creative Mentor Network for our creative students, all supported by employers, universities, and other organisations. Much of our events throughout the year support is also recorded on our Careers YouTube channel so that you can get a taste of the vast offer we have for our student population no matter what course they are on.

We advise teaching staff on developing careers education and planning activities in their courses to help enhance employability and confidence with career planning. We also actively source and advertise mentoring schemes to support disadvantaged students seeking progression into employment, training or education. We are also part of the National Career Ready programme where students are mentored by leading business figures. Our students have had some outstanding summer internships at prestigious companies such as Citi BankRoyal Bank of Scotland and Marsh LTD.

We provide many Mentoring opportunities to stretch and support such as Zero GravityRealizing OpportunitiesBrightsideSocial Mobility Foundation and the Local Village Network. We will be able to match up any learner with an opportunity, all they need to do is visit careers for more details.

Universities we work with

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Career Programmes 2022-23

We have an established careers programme with specialist team of staff and many resources to help and support students to make decisions about their next steps. Weekly tutorial programmes and events are planned throughout the year to show students the full range of options open to them after completing their study programme.

Our partnerships with a wide range of employers, universities and other organisations enable us to offer a comprehensive programme of events and activities to ensure students make informed decisions about their next steps. Universities and employers regularly input into our careers programme as well as offer subject related enrichment to strengthen applications. Curriculum teams work closely with the Careers team to highlight progression opportunities within their subject area.

Students are supported by a team of professional careers advisers as well as their tutors and subject teachers. Careers education and guidance is embedded in the tutorial programme and our impressive programme of enrichment enables students to explore different career paths and develop the skills needed for their next steps.

Our Career programmes outlined below.

Some events/activities/services highlighted are available throughout the academic year.

CANDI – Centre for Applied Sciences

CANDI – Centre for Business, Arts and Technology

CANDI – Centre for Lifelong Learning

CANDI – Sixth Form College

Westminster Kingsway

Contact Us

If you require some careers advice and guidance, simply phone, email or attend a drop in session using the college details below.

City and Islington College (CANDI)

Careers Lead
Philippa Cooke,, 0207 520 7360

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)

Tottenham Centre – Centenary Building – First Floor – C1-005
Enfield Centre – Collinwood Building – Ground Floor – Room 03
Email –

CONEL Careers Lead
Jan Dunster –

CONEL Learner Recruitment Officer
Brenda Brown –

Westminster Kingsway (WestKing)

Call us on 0207 832 5266