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Career Guidance

Career Guidance

Careers Education, Information, Advice, Guidance & Employability

Information on Jobs, Careers, Apprenticeships, Year Out opportunities, Higher Education, Local Labour Market Information and Employability advice is available in The Centre for Professional Development, based in the Learning Centre. 

Franklin College is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Humber LEP Gold Standard for careers information, advice and guidance. This rigorous award was designed to test the quality and impartiality of the careers information given to young people.  The award recognises the commitment of Franklin College to support the progression of our students which enables them to make informed decisions about their future. The Gold Standard is jointly funded by Deflog VQ Trust and the Humber LEP.  This award is now known as the Quality in Careers Standard and is nationally recognised.

Some of the strengths highlighted in the assessment report were:

  • Strong links with a wide range of universities and colleges, employers, apprenticeship providers and specialist agencies.
  • Excellent support for the most vulnerable students is provided through the Learning Support Team.
  • Imaginative use of a wide variety of media to share Careers information – Careers Newsletter, use of Facebook and Twitter, displays on electronic screens, display boards in curriculum areas.
  • CEIAG is embedded across all curriculum areas as well as discrete delivery through tutorial.

The Careers & Employability Hub in college is situated in The Centre for Professional Development in the Learning Centre. An open access area well stocked with the latest information including local labour market information, higher education, gap years, student finance, apprenticeships and general careers resources.  Students can access this area to research their options.  Information is also emailed out to students regularly via a Careers Newsletter.

Careers Lead

The Careers Adviser in College is Zofia Ciopcinski. Zofia has a Level 6 qualification in Careers Guidance and is one of two Careers Leads at College. Emma Swinburn our CLT Associate for Careers and Employability is the other named Careers Lead. Both can be found in The Centre for Professional Development, based in the Learning Centre.

If you are unsure of your next steps or need independent and impartial information advice and guidance about courses, training, employment or apprenticeships please make an appointment with Zofia. One to one Career Guidance Appointments can be booked via the careers tab on Student Portal. Alternatively, if you have a quick question or need a brief chat about your plans, just drop in to see Zofia. Parents are more than welcome to contact the careers department at any time throughout the year. 

For more information on the Careers Programme (strategy) please click here

To get in touch with Zofia please email or call 01472 875 000 extension 801.


There is a lot of information about the Careers Service on our website. All parents/carers of new students receive an email about the career related activities that their son/daughter can take advantage of. Parents/carers are welcome to join a one-to-one guidance interview with their son or daughter. These can be made outside of the usual times if necessary. Please email, if you wish to make an appointment with our Level 6 qualified Careers Guidance Officer.

To download our most recent Careers Newsletter please click here.

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What if my GCSE results are not what I was expecting?

What if my GCSE results are not what I was expecting?

Here at Franklin College, we offer a telephone advice service on 01472 875 005. You can telephone us if your results are not what you expected them to be.

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