Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Planning your next steps

We offer professional, impartial, and confidential advice and guidance to current students and prospective applicants to enable them to make informed decisions and to plan the next steps towards their future, including guidance with applying for employment, university applications or apprenticeships.

Our qualified and experienced staff offer quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We have achieved the Matrix Standard, the international quality standard for delivering Information Advice and Guidance (IAG).

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What we offer

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme includes:

Self-service using our resources and tools.

Information, advice and guidance on training, skills and financial support.

Course advice and guidance to enable students to choose the right programme of study.

Tailored one-to-one guidance for students who require support with their career planning.

Advice and guidance on progression options.

Opportunities to develop understanding about the employability and requirements for jobs.

Opportunities to meet employers, discuss job applications and interviews.

Opportunities to visit workplaces and universities.

Opportunities to develop enterprise, employability, and entrepreneurial skills.

Support with applications for university, apprenticeship, and job opportunities.

Tailored industry and pathway-based careers education and guidance as part of the study programme.


We work in partnership with a range of organisations to help enhance our services for students, including access to career resources. These include the Careers Enterprise Company, the National Careers Service, Career Connect, and other public, charitable and private sectors.

Career Coach

Our Career Coach tool can help you find your dream career. It provides current and future local information on wages, employment, job postings and the associated courses that we offer.

The tool and information should be used as a starting point and a helpful guide. Any information can be discussed in further detail with a member of our team.

Launch Career Coach

Gatsby Benchmarks

We use the eight 'Gatsby Benchmarks' to measure the quality and impact of our careers programme:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Useful Links
A place to discover your skills and career options in the Liverpool City Region, including 100’s of apprenticeship and job opportunities.

Information for Parents and Carers

At Hugh Baird College, every student can get careers advice and guidance appointments. They can find a team of fully qualified careers advisers at all of our campuses, and as a parent or carer, you are also welcome to join their appointments if you wish to.

If your son, daughter or dependent is aged between 16 and 24 years old, they will automatically get a careers guidance appointment during the last term of the academic year. But don't worry help is needed earlier, because appointments can be booked with the Careers Advice and Guidance team anytime throughout the year.

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