Careers advice | Weston College

Careers advice

Leaving school, or in College and still not sure what to do? Or perhaps you're thinking of changing direction? No problem. Our ASPECT team provides advice and guidance and is here to help you.

We're here to provide you with lots of support so you can make an informed choice about the way forward. Our staff are qualified to provide you with the information, advice and guidance you may need on the wide range of courses the College has to offer and their related career pathways. 

Weston College has access to career packages which will help you find out about the local jobs market. Additionally, our ASPECT team produces a wide range of resources to help both prospective and current students and their parents/carers understand the vast amount of options available to them at Weston College and how we can support you towards your next step.

The ASPECT team has won many awards for its careers information, advice and guidance, including Matrix Accreditation, the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Employability Chartermark and an Association of Colleges' Beacon Award. This shows that the team will go above and beyond to support your success by providing helpful and informative guidance.

ASPECT delivers a range of tutorials and information, advice and guidance sessions at each campus. Theses sessions focus on UCAS, Student Finance, employment and preparing learners for the world of work. The team coordinates a number of activities, projects and parents' information evenings, such as the College's Brighter Futures Fair, to provide students with the opportunity to access information and advice on local employers and further training opportunities.

If you are aged 18 and under, we can help you to:

  • Develop a CV
  • Search for part-time jobs
  • Identify your key strengths and skills
  • Explore career options.

Aged 14 to 19 and living in the South West?

You can find out more about:

  • Your choices at ages 14 to 18
  • Different job sectors and what they are looking for
  • Working and studying
  • Apprenticeship and university-level study

Get the information you need to help you plan your future work and study at

Following the release of the national strategy for careers advice and guidance, all schools and colleges must now have a designated Careers Leader. Careers Leaders are members of the College’s leadership team and are responsible and accountable for the delivery of their college’s programme of careers advice and guidance. The Careers Leader will work with other senior members of staff to develop a vision for the College’s careers provision that includes high aspirations for all learners and make sure that the College meets the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Ben Cocks
Assistant Director and Weston College Careers Leader

If you would like to contact Ben, then please email him at


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Compare Career Options

There are lots of things to think about when choosing a career, and being aware of the job market can help you to make a decision. You can use this tool to compare possible career choices by accessing information on:

- Average salary and working hours
- Workforce change (how many jobs are likely to be available in this career in the future)
- What the job involves, including common tasks
- Sectors you could work in  

You can click “Display the UK average” to compare your chosen career to against the average UK worker, or compare multiple careers using all the boxes.

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