Progression & Careers Advice

Progression & Careers Advice

We equip you with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to enhance your employability and prepare you for your next steps.

Through our broad and fulfilling progression programme, you can embed key career-mobility skills and present yourself as an outstanding candidate for employment and higher level study.

You will benefit from support delivered by staff across the College, enabling you to follow your chosen path and secure your progression.

Importantly, we hold Matrix accreditation that validates the high quality of impartial information, advice and guidance available to you.








Opportunities at Brock

Did you know? You have access to an extensive range of opportunities, resources and expertise through our careers programme, such as:

  • One-to-one impartial information, advice and guidance from our highly qualified and experienced Careers Advisor.
  • Activities throughout National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week.
  • Visits to universities and vice-versa, which provide subject-specific interactive workshops.
  • A Higher Education Fair at which over 70 universities showcase their strengths.
  • Our Aspire Academy, containing personalised support for those aiming for elite universities and careers.
  • Industrial placement opportunities from our directory of over 2,000 employers, supported by our Employability Development Officer.
  • The STEM Academy for those wishing to make their mark in the world of science, technology, engineering and maths.
  • Our Performing Arts Academy for learners with real prospects of making it big in live performance and recorded entertainment.     01590 625555

Next steps & university

Whether you plan to study at uni or want to start your career immediately, we provide one-to-one help to plan for your future.

Events are held to help you understand your options and gain useful advice. These have included a gap year and volunteering fair attended by major global companies offering work experience opportunities and a seminar from a ‘Dragon’s Den’ entrepreneur.

As well as this, we hold a number of Higher Education events throughout the year, which we encourage you to attend. At these events, we arrange for over 60 universities to visit our campus each year so you can speak to them and research the huge number of choices available to you.

We will also discuss these choices on an individual basis and will help you with the UCAS application process.

Work Experience

Whether you are studying a Vocational or A level course, we know what an important part work experience can play in securing a place at the university of your choice, or in a successful job application.

We have developed excellent relationships with companies across a wide range of areas, offering crucial experience to our students.

A level courses Vocational courses




Christian Underhill- Link Governor – Advocate for careers education

Steve Jenkin – Admissions and Progression Manager

Alistair Lambon – Careers Leader/Advisor

Dominic Chapman – Assistant Principal, Learners

Adrian Butterworth – Progression Advisor

Georgia Cooke – SUN Progression Mentor

Jacqui Persson – Progression Advisor

Jacquie Maguire – Employability Development Officer

Steve Welch – Enterprise Advisor

Jade Fuller – Special Educational Needs Enterprise Advisor

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Quality in Careers Award

Brockenhurst College is committed to delivering comprehensive careers education that enables students to develop vital employability and workplace skills.

We are proud and committed to be taking part in the Quality in Careers Award and we continue to use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a tool to develop our Careers & Employability programme in line with the new framework.