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Careers Advice and Guidance

Whatever stage you’re at on your career journey (or even if you haven’t started yet), our experienced careers advisers can support you in making the right choices about your future.

Our advisers are trained in providing high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all our students.

They will help you to plan and manage your own progression plan based on your personal career aspirations. 


Ways we can help

We will:

  • Provide you with information to help you decide upon the right career path
  • Support you with confidence-building to enable your progression
  • Provide information and advice about researching relevant employers
  • Provide advice and guidance about preparing the perfect CV
  • Provide opportunities for you to develop appropriate interview techniques
  • Support you in developing transferable skills needed for the workplace


Our Careers Programme for 2023-24

The Careers Team has a programme of activity to support learners throughout the year. The table below identifies each of the key activities undertaken by the team for the benefit of students with a calendar which reflects which months during the academic year these activities take place.

For further information on this programme and any of the activity listed, please contact Louise Binnie, Careers, Placements & Transition Manager, at


Careers Programme 22-23

Get in touch

To book an appointment with one of our student advisers, contact the Careers Team:

Call: 01253 504474


Employability and Careers Strategy

Our commitment is that every student, irrespective of background or starting point, who chooses to study at B&FC, at whatever level, successfully develops the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes which will enable them to secure meaningful, sustainable employment, self-employment and lifelong career opportunities.

Our vision is that every student, irrespective of background or starting point, has opportunities for a personalised service that embraces curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

This ambitious and progressive vision for supporting the career journey of all students aligns to the Good Career Guidance benchmarks proposed by Sir John Holman in 2013 on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation.

A formalised approach ensures that learning and teaching (curricular) is strengthened by formalised frameworks (cocurricular) driven through Partners for Success and supported by informal study opportunities and activities (extracurricular) to enhance students portfolios which promote employability and lifelong careers. The mapping of industry specific skills, attitudes and behaviours follows every student as they progress between levels,

To access a copy of our most recent Employability and Careers Strategy please contact Louise Binnie at


Useful careers websites

After GCSEs, you could continue studying subjects you like, take vocational qualifications, an apprenticeship, or work or volunteer and study part-time. Visit UCAS for more information

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

Prospects can match your skills and personality to over 400 job profiles. They also offer information about degrees and postgraduate study.

If you are a current student at B&FC, our Careers Centre is a fantastic resource to get you started in realising your full potential, enhance your CV and build your confidence when it comes to interviews - making your dream job a reality.