Careers & Progression

The Careers and Employability Department at Gateway College are here to provide advice, information and guidance to help students and make positive decisions about their future career choices, whether this be progressing onto university, an apprenticeship, voluntary placements, or employment.

We offer the following services:

· One to one careers appointment with students

· UCAS application support

· Career and Progression Events

· Interactive personal statement, CV and mock interview workshops

· Contact with academic and industry professionals

· Support with work experience placements and visits to local employers

Click here to read the Gateway College Provider Access Policy

The Careers Strategy Plan is set out to reflect the expectations of the Gatsby Benchmarks. This allows us to continue to provide an excellent careers and employability provision.

At Gateway College we use Labour Market Information and Destination Data when supporting students to make informed career decisions, creating a successful careers and employability programme.

Useful Links

If you are an early applicant for Medicine and Dentistry Degrees, then watch this space.

More information will be available from May 2024.

Careers Resources

National Careers Service


Higher Education

UCAS | At the heart of connecting people to higher education

Discover Uni

Student Finance


Find an apprenticeship

Teacher Zone – Amazing Apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships

Not Going To Uni: Apprenticeships & Work Experience in the UK



CV Library


Monster Jobs

Voluntary Placements

Do IT | Connecting people to do good things

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) | Changing lives for the better

Careers and Employability Newsletter

Click here to read Issue One

Click here to read Issue Two

Gateway College Alumni Network

Are you a former Gateway College student?
If you are a former Gateway student, join our growing alumni family by clicking the link below:

  • receive regular newsletters and college magazines
  • be invited to events and Open Days
  • be invited to share your experiences since leaving with current students related to your education and career journey
  • be invited to take part in case studies, publicity and promotional activities
  • be invited to offer mentoring and work placements to current students

At Gateway College we are busy growing your employees of the future. We need your help to raise student career aspirations and develop employability skills. 

Ways that you could support: 

·  Be part of our mock interviews with Year 12 and 13 students

· Get involved in extracurricular clubs and activities 

· Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role 

· Be part of our discussions about pathways after college, e.g. apprenticeships 

· Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc 

· Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry 

· Offer a work experience placement for students at your business premises 

If you are interested, please register your interest with The Careers and Employability Leads:

Contact Details

Social media

@careers_gateway on Twitter

@studentexperienceatgateway on Instagram

Career and Employability Leads

Daisy Atwal

Matthew Smith