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Careers at Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Newman College employ professionally trained careers advisers who have extensive experience supporting young people into Higher Education and employment/apprenticeships.

The Careers Team:

Careers Leader/Manager –           Faye Mawdesley

Careers officers –                              Jenny Smith, Shamim Khan, Stuart Reese

The team follow a professional code of conduct, and are working towards Inspiring IAG accreditation, ensuring all students receive impartial and confidential support.

Careers Guidance

If you are unsure about your career pathway or confused about which university course to do or what your progression options are, then a 1-1 appointment may suit you.  All sessions are confidential and the information is only shared between advisers and the student.

This service is available to ALL current students or anyone thinking of studying at Cardinal Newman college – contact the careers team to make an appointment.

All students have access to the Careers MOODLE page which contains useful information, links and resources to support with career/progression planning.

Careers Moodle


Careers Education

All full time students have access to a programme of careers education tutorials throughout their time at Cardinal Newman. Careers staff work closely with pastoral staff to plan careers sessions that include a diverse range of topics relating to careers and employability.

To view the careers activity calendar 2018-19 please see the downloads at the bottom of this page.

National Careers benchmarks (Gatsby)

Cardinal Newman value the importance of careers guidance for young people and work within the Gatsby benchmarks framework to ensure good practice.

Gatsby benchmarks


Higher Education/UCAS

The careers team provide advice and guidance on higher education programmes including honours degrees, foundation degrees and post graduate opportunities.

Through the tutorial programme they provide support on a range of higher education topics including researching courses, writing an effective personal statement, student loans, UCAS Apply/Track.

The careers team also support learners who are studying Higher Education programmes at Cardinal Newman.


Labour Market Information

It is important that students need to be informed about Labour Market trends in order to make informed decisions when planning their future career.  Local and national information is available to help them explore and make decisions about their future.

The following links provide an initial support –

Labour Market North West

Office for labour Market Statistics


How to Access the Service

During term time, the careers staff are generally available 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday for drop in enquiries.

To arrange a 1-1 appointment please contact the team by email or phone –         01771 460181 ext 2014


Careers Entitlement Statement

Cardinal Newman is committed to ensuring that high quality, timely, accurate and impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance is provided to support students to make informed decisions about their future.  This includes supporting them to develop both academic skills and employability skills for progression to higher education or employment.

A copy of the college Careers Education, Information, Advice, Guidance, Enterprise & Employability Framework is available on request.





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