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Career Guidance

Career Guidance

For all your career guidance

Information on Jobs and Careers, Apprenticeships, Job Seeking, Year Out opportunities, Higher Education and Employers is available in the Destinations 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. 

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.

It is really pleasing to have the high standard of our work recognised by the achievement of this prestigious award.​

The new Destination Centre is an open access area well stocked with the latest information on higher education, gap years, student finance, apprenticeships and general careers resources.  Students can access this area at any time to research their options.  Information is also emailed out to students regularly via a careers newsletter.

Our Franklin Professionals’ Working Lunch sessions also take place in the Destination Centre over common time.  This is a new initiative to help students get a real insight into different professions by giving them the opportunity to meet and talk to a professional.  Our very first visitor came to talk to students about careers in Events Management.  Other visits arranged this year include an architect, an accountant, a solicitor, dietician, occupational therapist, a representative from the RAF and more.  The response to the initial letter that was sent out was very encouraging as people seemed really keen to give up their time to get involved in this.  Some companies were especially keen and volunteered more than one staff member from different areas of work!  We limit student numbers to six so it is seen much more of a “conversation with” rather than a presentation “to” students.  The fact that it is quite exclusive and intimate seems to have added to its appeal.   The sessions are advertised in the weekly careers news and around college on electronic screens.  Students can sign up for these sessions by popping into the 'Destinations Centre' or emailing Darrell on 

For guidance on which subjects at Franklin may fit well together for your study programme and a guide to the kinds of jobs available locally please click here.

Careers Staff

The Careers Adviser in College is Darrell Collins.  Darrell has a Level 6 qualification in Careers Guidance and is the Careers Lead at College. 

Please make an appointment if you are unsure of your next steps or need independent and impartial information advice and guidance about courses, training, employment or apprenticeships. Darrell is in college every day during term time.  One to one Career Guidance Appointments can be booked via the careers tab on Student FIS. Alternatively, if you have a quick question or need a brief chat about your plans, just drop in to the Destination Centre over 'common time' and see Darrell.  No need to pre-book! Parents are more than welcome to contact the careers department at any time throughout the year. 

To get in touch with Darrell please email or call 01472 875 000 extension 797

Get the latest information from Darrell through Social Media:

Keep up-to-date with careers advice, guidance and opportunities by following Franklin Careers:

@CareersFranklin on Twitter or log on to  Facebook – FranklinCareers

If you would like to view our Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance Policy please click here.

To view our careers learner entitlement please click here.

Enterprise Partnership

We are proud to have a new Enterprise Partnership with our colleagues at Forrester Boyd. Many students have benefited from work experience, internships, mentoring and job offers with the local company Forrester Boyd and we will now be working even closer to promote opportunities for young people in North East Lincolnshire. For more details of the Enterprise Partnership please click here.

Further reading in careers

Help choosing your course

Applying through UCAS

Help with Oxbridge / Medicine / Veterinary / Dentistry

HE Finance

Careers - Explore your options



Enhancing your CV

How do I know which course I should take?

How do I know which course I should take?

Start by looking at the level you should be applying for. From here you can see which courses are available to you what will fit well with your career aims.

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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Applying is easy and the sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.


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