Careers, Employment and Higher Education
Our Careers Centre is open to all students seeking information and advice on courses, careers, work or training opportunities. The centre has a wide variety of resources including career guides and university prospectuses. Careers Advisors are also available for drop-in enquiries and personal appointments.
Choosing a career
While at RuTC, students are encouraged through the tutorial system and the careers centre to help make good decisions for their future. Most students transfer happily to the right course, job or other opportunities after college.
Finding and securing employment is increasingly competitive. It is very important that our students are well prepared to enter the job market when they leave college. Our Careers Advisors will help students to prepare a CV and write covering letters to potential employers. They are also experienced in guiding students through the evermore complex job application process.
For those students who decide that they want to move into work rather than go to university there are some excellent opportunities available to combine both work and training, the most well-known being Apprenticeships. Our Careers Advisors will assist students to source relevant vacancies using their specialist knowledge of industry sectors and Apprenticeship providers.
Each year the college invites a number of employers and training providers to attend its annual Work and Training Fair. All students have the opportunity to talk to many well-known organisations and find out more about working for them.
During the year the careers team will organise speakers from different employment sectors to encourage students to think about their future career aspirations.
Going to university?
Choosing the right course to study at RuTC
It is important to consider your choice of subjects to take at college if you have a particular degree or career in mind. Some degrees require a certain combination of subjects, while others are broad-based and enable you to start the degree without prior knowledge.
What qualifications will you need to go to university?
Most universities require level 3 qualifications, and accept the A level, or BTEC extended diploma. Specific entry requirements vary considerably from course to course, and between universities. GCSE results are a guide to universities of your academic ability. A core entry requirement is for a minimum grade 5 in GCSE English and Maths, and grade C in GCSE Science for some degrees.
The college holds an annual Higher Education Fair. Universities from all over the UK attend this fair to give advice to students who are thinking about going to university.
Some career choices will involve studying for a degree, and may require further professional exams to become fully qualified. However for many other careers, skill-based qualifications and work training experience are most valued.