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Careers Advice and Guidance

At Selby College, we provide a high quality, confidential, impartial, and supportive Careers Advice and Guidance service. This is open to all students when they start at the college and when they leave us, and further support is available through their study, with drop in sessions and booked appointments.

Selby College Careers Strategy

Selby College’s Careers Service helps students plan their future and find out the possible options available and suitable to their skills and aspirations. We encourage our students to achieve their full potential and to reach their careers goals. A variety of advice is available, depending on the student’s personal requirements; including university, apprenticeships, employment and more. Selby College also has excellent local employment links and connections. We offer internal Higher Education progression and we also provide planned external University trips.

Our Guidance and Support Tutors offer interview, CV and job application advice. We follow the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure we provide guidance that inspires students and enables them to make informed decisions.

Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with Employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal Guidance

To see the full Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Report (2014), follow this link.


We value the importance of trips and experiences. We arrange UCAS Fair trips and university visits. We also have several visitors to the college, including University representatives, the armed forces, and we host careers fairs at the college with local businesses.


If students would like to discuss careers, they can contact their GST in the first instance. From there, students can arrange appointments with our Careers Advisers.

Careers Team:

  • Glenn Miller, Assistant Directory of Higher Education: Careers Lead for current FE 16-19 students. E:, T: 01757 211062
  • Debbie Godwin, Guidance & Support Manager - E:, T: 01757 211060
  • Helen Howard, Careers Adviser (Career Guidance for all students) - E:, 01757 211060
  • Valerie Wood, HE student support and Engagement Officer - E:, T: 01757 211134

Useful links

Careers and Guidance Policy 2021
Provider Access Policy 2021
Careers Programme 2021-2022