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The main objective in successfully completing your studies will be to enhance your career prospects. As well as the engaging delivery of relevant content and supporting you achieving your HND or Bachelor’s degree, we offer a suite of activities and information to support your onward journey into the workplace. 

What do we offer?

A personalised Careers Service

Our fully qualified Careers & Employability Consultant is able to engage with students on a 1-2-1 basis either in person in the college library, over the phone, by email or via Zoom to discuss any career-related matter, including writing a CV, covering letter, personal statement, job search, interview techniques, interview practice and much more. 

To make an appointment DGHE students and alumni can email: r.martin@dghe.ac.uk for further support.

Additionally, the Careers & Employability Consultant offers workshops within the curriculum covering many of the above topics.  Look out for these workshops which are advertised throughout the year.

You can also access the DGHE Careers Blogs via www.dghe.ac.uk/blog These blogs cover topical and relevant careers-related subjects in a short, easy to read format.  

We organise a Careers Fair every term, which is open to all our students free of charge. We use our largest meeting space and invite external exhibitors who have expertise in their particular field. Past exhibitors have included large public services employers, private companies with specialised opportunities such as in the healthcare sector, organisations with volunteering opportunities, admissions officers from universities offering follow-on degree courses, careers advisors and recruitment agencies. Students are able to have one-to-one meetings with exhibitors and take away leaflets to research further. We usually allocate two days for the fairs to take place each term.

 

At DGHE we are known for our personal and tailored support of each student. By means of tutorials and drop in clinics we ensure that we are treating students as individuals; lecturers giving bespoke advice on a student’s particular circumstances whether this is a desire to work in a very specialised area, or in writing a supporting statement for a UCAS application. Your course leader will be the person you can ask to be your academic referee.

In addition to all the face-to-face contact mentioned above, students can access extensive and carefully curated online content. Primarily this is via the College VLE, the partner institutions’ VLE (New College Swindon or Bucks New University) or through the Pearson student portal “HN Global”.

Through all of the channels above we are looking to improve on your skills in the following areas: Interview techniques, writing CVs and cover letters, UCAS applications, job search skills, LinkedIn profile (online footprint) and networking.

JobTeaser Platform Now Live!

DGHE is delighted to announce its new partnership with Jobteaser. The new Employability Centre will provide you with career support throughout your time studying at David Game Higher Education. Through the davidgame.jobteaser.com platform, you can find internships and jobs tailored to your career goals. You can book an appointment with our Careers and Employability Advisor, Roger Martin, for personalised guidance on job applications and interviews at r.martin@dghe.ac.uk or through davidgame.jobteaser.com