Careers Advice

At New River College we aim for all of our young people to have the best opportunities and support so that they can succeed in education and their careers, live as independently and healthily as they are able to and be active members of their community.
We therefore regard careers education, guidance and work related learning as a fundamental part of our role. Pupils at New River College receive a high-quality and impartial information and guidance through:
–          Face-to-face career guidance sessions with Career Adviser from Islington’s Youth Career team for pupils in Year 9-Year 11
–          Career group sessions for pupils in Year 8
–          Individual careers action plans and transition plans
–          Structured conversations around academic achievement forecast
–          Employability and career mapping workshops
–          Interview preparation sessions
–          Employer and training provider visits
–          Trips to careers events
–          Career mentoring sessions with external partnership agencies
–          Website and telephone helpline access
–          Work Experience opportunities
–          Short accredited courses and job taster sessions
–          Partnerships with local businesses and B2B programme
We also organize parent evenings around post-16 options.

New River College Careers Guidance and Work Related Learning Policy is in line with the statutory guidelines outlined in the Education Act 1997.

For more information:
Please contact Monika Brylak, Alternative Provision, Work Experience and Careers Co-ordinator on 020 7607 6500 or email:

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“When I was in Year 11 I was clueless of what I wanted to do next and I did not know anything about Apprenticeships. I am grateful for all the support and all the encouragement I got from New River College staff as no other school did so much for me. When Monika and Dean stepped in, they helped me choose my career path, explained all the opportunities and guided me right to the end; this really helped me focus on my career and gain a necessary confidence. I wanted to try an apprenticeship so I was sent on work experience via NRC to gain a solid idea of working in a business environment. I also received a lot support when applying for various vacancies and preparing to the interviews. I am now working as a Young Apprentice for Financial Administration Team in Islington Council and I really enjoy my work. I’m still in touch with NRC as we’re now planning the next steps of my career – College and University.’’