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Careers Advice and Guidance

Newham College is committed to raising aspirations and providing our learners with high quality careers education to create pathways to great careers.   

Newham College holds the Matrix accreditation, in recognition of our high standards of information, advice and guidance​. Our qualified careers advisers can help you explore your options and provide you with expert and impartial advice and guidance to achieve your career and educational goals.  

Our careers provision is in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks and our careers programme will develop six learning areas, as described in the Careers Development Framework.  

The Careers Team can support with:

  • Course Options 
  • 1-1 Careers Advice 
  • Developing employability Skills 
  • CV job search and application support 
  • Work experience and job placements 
  • Employer networking 
  • University application support (UCAS) and student finance 
  • Job and University interviews 
  • Careers exploration using labour market information. 
  • Career Programmes and Mentoring  
  • Progression and what next  

Higher Education

Our learners have secured places to top Russell Group universities including Oxford, King’s College London, UCL and Birmingham University.

The Careers Team will support learners with their applications by:

  • Delivering UCAS workshops 
  • Higher Education Fair  
  • Application Support with Universities  
  • Student Finance Workshops 
  • Mock Interviews  
  • University taster days and visits  

Employer Networks

We have strong links with employers, giving our learners the opportunity to develop employability skills, networking and experiences of the world of work​. Some of the employers we work with include, British Airways, KPMG, Societe Generale, WATES Group, Bouygues, HMRC and ASOS. 

We have partnered with East London Business Alliance (ELBA) who build connections with local businesses and create opportunities for our learners. They will help our learners to develop seven employability skills while studying with us.  

ELBA Employability Competencies  

KPMG Picture 

ISG Picture  

Career Pathways – Labour Market information

Explore over 800 different careers through our Labour Market Information tool. Watch videos of real people talking about their job roles and common routes to progress.  

Take the Quiz Now and Explore 

Pathways Link 


Our careers events are designed to help learners engage with employers and recruiters, as well as find our about other vocational and education options.  Some of our events include a Careers Fair, Enterprise Week, Apprenticeships Week and STEM week.  

Careers Fair Picture  

EXCEL Job Fair  


We have gone digital. Log into our interactive Moodle Page to access up to date careers and employability resources. On our Moodle Page, you will have access to live vacancies, information on Higher Education and UCAS, download resources and much more.    

Link to careers evolve 

Contact Us 

Our careers advisors are located in student services at East Ham and Stratford, Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm. You can book an appointment with our advisors by emailing us at careersteam@newham.ac.uk

Meet Our Team

Sharon Cousins: Vice Principal of Adult Learning and Student Services

Salma Begum: Careers and School Liaison Manager

Cherrelle Palmer: Careers and School Liaison Officer

Muhit Kashim: Careers and School Liaison officer


Careers Program (update) 

Careers Policy 

IAG Policy