Careers Guidance

Careers Guidance Advisor

The Guidance Team is:-

Karen Wilson (Manager)

Linda Wood (Guidance Adviser)

Mark Lee (Careers Adviser)

Helen Scaife (Administrator)

How to contact us:-

We are located at Darlington College in the LRC

Tel:  Guidance 01325 503040, Jobpod 01325 503039


 What we can offer

  • Impartial careers advice
  • Information and advice on routes into careers and what courses to study
  • Drop in sessions for quick queries
  • An individual appointment for careers guidance
  • Workshop and group sessions organised throughout the year on various topics including UCAS applications, researching career choices, career matching


The careers library in Guidance Services contacting information on careers, qualifications, university and local college prospectus’ and information relating to personal well-being.

 We also have a selection of online resources including

  • Prefinio – an online career matching programme
  • U-Explore – a careers database
  • Adult Directions – a careers database
  • Higher Ideas – for searching university courses
  • Talking jobs – People talking about their jobs


The jobpod is an exciting new service aimed at helping students gain part time employment during their studies or full time employment at the end of their studies. 

 The jobpod will provide:

  • 1:1 support in identifying, applying and securing that job
  • Group support through the jobpod club
  • Access to job vacancies via the dedicated jobpod noticeboard
  • Facilities to access online vacancies
  • A matching service to registered students as the vacancies are received

 Supporting you all the way by:-

  • Helping you develop and improve your CV
  • Improving your interview techniques
  • Identifying job leads
  • Developing your network
  • Helping you complete application forms and write covering letters


The jobpod has dedicated laptops to help you apply for jobs as well as an extensive range of jobsearch books and resources including the online resources. We can help you with online applications and interview preparation.


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Date created: 01 March 2011
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