Careers advice


We can help you:

  • find a career that matches your skills, interests and abilities
  • choose an appropriate course for your chosen career
  • plan your future career through and beyond college

We aim to answer any queries you may have, whether it’s help with your accommodation, advice on career and employment opportunities, or perhaps you have concerns about your health or a personal relationship. No matter what the issue is, our door will always be open, and you can relax in the knowledge that you’re in a safe and confidential environment.  Drop in to Student Services or arrange an appointment with our careers coach Louise Penny, tel. 01397 874277.

Alternatively you may wish to contact your local Career Service Skills Development Scotland or West Highland College UHI students, studying HNs or degrees, can contact the UHI Careers and Employability Centre.

  • UHI Careers Centre
    For all West Highland College UHI students who are studying at Higher Education level.
  • Employment4students
    A student job site with current part time jobs, holiday jobs, gap year information and other recruitment advice.
  • Jobcentre Plus
    Jobcentre Plus has replaced Employment Services and the Benefits Agency. The site offers help and advice for jobseekers and on benefits and links to related agencies.
  • SQA - Scottish Qualifications Authority
    The Scottish Qualifications Authority offers information on a wide range of qualifications. Different users, for example students, pupils and lecturers, can search different versions of the site.
  • The Student Zone (online CV builder and templates)
    CV help, CV templates and a CV Builder from Jobszone. You need to register to use the builder, and then your CV is stored in a database but you can edit or print it off whenever you like.
  • Worktrain
    offers you a range of vacancies, learning opportunities and voluntary work, and clear information on a wide variety of occupations
  • STV jobs
    STV jobs allows you to browse over 2500 vacancies for part time jobs whilst attending college or for that first step on the career ladder
  • Skills Development Scotland’s interactive website
    This will give you access to a range of possible career options and associated pathways to get there

Employability and personal development planning (PDP)

We can help students to learn more about themselves and enhance and complement what they are doing in their  academic studies. Each learner is supported to consider how prepared they are for employment. These skills are developed along with job search skills relating to application and interview process, helping each learner to more effectively target and prepare for the employment market.

We can help with:

  • Part-time paid employment vacancies
  • SAAS (HE Funding)
  • Further and Higher Education
  • UCAS applications
  • GAP year information
  • Course progression
  • How to be become a class representative
  • Careers advice for pre-college, current and exiting college students
  • Employability and citizenship
  • CV preparation
  • Job application forms
  • Interview techniques
  • Volunteering opportunities