We offer a careers programme that gives students’ high quality, independent advice and guidance with regards to careers, FE/HE education and future life choices.

Careers Leader Details:

Our Careers Leader is: David Barnett

You can get in contact with David at d.barnett@kcc.ac.uk

Calling all businesses!

If you are a business and would like to support our College with our careers provision, please get in touch with David using the details above. We are currently looking for businesses to support us with the following events:

  • Mock interviews (April – May)
  • Student employment event (March)
  • Careers Talks (throughout the year)

Gatsby Benchmarks

In 2018, the government released a new careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges.

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  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

We will review this Careers Plan on annual basis. Careers Plan Review Date:  July 2020

“I would like to thank my careers adviser at KCC for his knowledge and time when discussing suitable courses with my daughter and myself. He treated my daughter with the utmost respect and encouraged her to communicate her vision as to how she saw her future. He was positive yet realistic. This I found so interesting as she blossomed before my very eyes.”


“I had complex and emotional issues to discuss which had led to some obstacles in finding employment and even confidence when studying.  My adviser was empathetic, approachable and he put me at ease. He really listened. His practical advice and action plan has inspired and helped me.”


“The guidance and practical help I received from my adviser went well above and beyond what I was hoping for.”