Careers Programme

Welcome statement: At NCATI we want you to leave with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to get where you want to be in the future. we run face to face, online and session deliveries to provide careers, education, information, advice, and guidance to help you develop the skills needed for the future.

We aim to deliver the skills and knowledge that you want, not what we think you need, so please let us know what you would benefit from and how we can improve the service for you. We also review all information published on an annual basis.

How to contact us: Emma Nettleship; [email protected]; 01302 540259, NCATI Doncaster Campus Room 133 or email [email protected] 

Birmingham Campus:

Opening Hours Remotely: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Doncaster Campus:

Opening Hours Remote and onsite: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NCATI Careers Strategy

The College delivers a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme which is accessible to all learners and potential learners, to ensure that you are fully equipped to make the best career choices and achieve your aspirations.

The College is committed to developing a Careers programme which will enable previous learners to continue to develop their career opportunities.

The aims of the Careers Strategy are:

  • To enable learners to maximise employment opportunities through transferable and relevant skills development’.
  • To enable learners to develop the skills necessary to secure and maintain high-quality employment opportunities which suit their needs, skills and abilities.

Meet The Team

Emma Nettleship – Careers Lead

We offer all learners:

  • One to one appointments for in-depth careers, education, information, advice and guidance sessions.
  • Careers workshops on a range of areas like CV’s, applications and interviews.
  • Curriculum session delivery
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Support to find employment
  • Career planning
  • Remote appointments

To find information about our services please see;

  • Canvas (NCATI learner portal)
  • Digital display screens at both campuses
  • Information in the campus office: Birmingham Room 234; Doncaster Room 133
  • The Careers Notice boards in Birmingham Reception Area First Floor and Doncaster First Floor Atrium
  • Events

NCATI OFFER A RANGE OF COURSES TO PROGRESS ONTO INCLUDING:

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION (ENGINEERING)

LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN HIGHER EDUCATION HIGH SPEED RAIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE

LEVEL 5 FOUNDATION DEGREE (FDSC) HIGH SPEED RAIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE

LEVEL 6 BSC HIGH SPEED RAIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Please click on the button below to view our course progression opportunities:

Labour Market Information

You can also apply for and secure employment in a range of disciplines including rail, infrastructure and engineering. Some industry employers also offer graduate programmes once you have achieved a degree, leading to direct employment with them on completion.

Railway People: A useful website that lists available vacancies in the rail industry posted by rail companies www.railwaypeople.com

You can apply for a range of university degree programmes at your choice of university and once you have achieved a degree, you may want to consider a Masters degree (MA) ‘What Uni’ allows you to search for universities that offer Masters and Postgraduate degrees programmes www.whatuni.com

Some universities also offer degree apprenticeships, ‘What Uni’ allows you to search for universities that offer degree apprenticeships www.whatuni.com

You may want to consider and apply for an apprenticeship, these are available at a range of levels from level 3 to level 7, they are often known as higher-level apprenticeships from level 4 up.

Register on the UK Government apprenticeship vacancy website and use the drop-down menus to filter your level of apprenticeship and the field of industry you want. Rail, engineering, and infrastructure companies can register all their apprenticeship vacancies on this site www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Universities offering engineering degrees and degree apprenticeships:

 

TAKING A GAP YEAR

GAP YEARS ARE GOOD TO BUILD YOUR CV, TRAVEL, LEARN NEW SKILLS AND GIVE YOU TIME TO REFLECT AND FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT TO DO NEXT.

Employers will value the experiences you have gained when you have managed your time, set goals, and stretched yourself. If you have decided that you want to apply for university, you could tailor your gap year to relate it to the subject area you plan to study.

Universities find that many gap year students are generally more focused and responsible and a gap year can give you a break from study while you gain new skills/experiences and earn money. It can help you to mature and become more independent.

However, some people find a gap year distracts them from their longer-term plans and to be a benefit you should give it careful thought and planning to make it useful. If you don’t get organised, you may end up spending your gap year just ‘thinking about it’.

Some people can find it hard to return to study or work after a year-long break and it can be expensive and you could find yourself in a worse financial position at the end.

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS OF FINDING JOBS AND YOU CAN INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS BY COMBINING DIFFERENT METHODS.

Current vacancies

Employer opportunities are advertised by NCATI in good faith. An advertisement for an opportunity is not an endorsement by NCATI. The organisations concerned are independent of NCATI and not controlled by NCATI. NCATI regrets it cannot accept any responsibility for their actions. If you have any queries about an opportunity, please contact the employer in the first instance via their listed contact details or via their website.

For current vacancies and apprenticeships with employers please use the link here

 

Top Tips

 

  • Social media is a popular method among employers for finding graduate and employee talent. 94% of employers use social media to promote vacancies.

 

  • Use Twitter to let people know you are looking for work and sectors you are interested in.
  • Create a LinkedIn profile to advertise your availability for work, connect with companies you are interested in working for and to search for jobs.

 

  • Facebook can be used to hunt for jobs, use your ‘friends’ to share your availability for work.

Useful Links

How the careers team support learners at NCATI

Learners can make individual appointments with the team or attend drop in sessions for careers, education information, advice and guidance support.

Learners can access support with CV design, develop interview skills, understand application processes for a range of rail and industry providers and access support with job hunting and applications.

For those progressing onto higher levels we support with UCAS applications and design of personal statements for degree programmes at a range of universities.

We also develop learners financial knowledge and understanding of workplaces and employment practices and conditions.

Please click on the button below to read our Statement of Service.

Careers services offered.

 

we provide careers information, advice and guidance to students with a range of online resources, events and one to one appointments, we are very well equipped to help you explore and reach your career goals

One to one appointment

 

In-depth careers, education, advice, information and guidance to offer support in areas of your choice

 

How to book:

 

Contact us by phone:
Emma Nettleship (Doncaster); 01302 540259

By email:
Emma Nettleship [email protected]

Where:

Birmingham remote appointments only;
Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Doncaster Room 133 or remote appointments;
Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Duration:
30 minutes

Careers Drop-in Sessions

NCATI Careers Strategy

The College delivers a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme which is accessible to all learners and potential learners, to ensure that you are fully equipped to make the best career choices and achieve your aspirations.

The College is committed to developing a Careers programme which will enable previous learners to continue to develop their career opportunities.

The aims of the Careers Strategy are:

  • To enable learners to maximise employment opportunities through transferable and relevant skills development’.
  • To enable learners to develop the skills necessary to secure and maintain high-quality employment opportunities which suit their needs, skills and abilities.

We offer a range of support in areas:

  • CV design
  • Applications for employment
  • Personal statement writing
  • Interview practice
  • Support to find employment
  • Career planning

 

Remote and onsite:

Birmingham remotely only Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am – 4.00pm
Doncaster onsite and remotely Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm

Curriculum session delivery

Please click on the button below to view our timetable.

Enhance your employability

Research tells us that 93% of volunteers believe that taking part in volunteering has increased their employability.

Volunteering develops confidence and communication skills, encourages you to meet new people that you can network within the future, gain new or use existing skills, get experience in areas you may be unlikely to experience and make a big difference to your community.

There are lots of ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group.

Your existing skill set will not only be useful to areas that you want to work in but in areas, you may never have thought of. For example, you may be good at or enjoy computers, a small local charity might benefit from your skills to design them a website or Facebook page!

Don’t forget you can always send an email to your employer of choice for the future and ask if they have any voluntary opportunities, specifying what areas in the company you would be interested in!

There are many heritage rail organisations around the country that would love your help!

Supporting-you

Volunteering 

Local Council Volunteering Opportunities.

Your local council webpages will give you current information on organisations looking for voluntary support or help;

As a specialist College offering further education, higher education, apprenticeships and higher level apprenticeships to learners from aged 16 years to mature adults we welcome visits from employers to offer insight into workplaces and the industry generally.

We are keen to offer our learners first-hand knowledge of the industry, how to apply for roles and best interview practices directly from the specialists!

We would love the opportunity to introduce you to our learners who are due to complete programmes from Level 2 through to BSC degree level who may be able to complement your future workforce.

Please contact us if you can support us with:

• Curriculum vitae writing
• Interview practice
• Employability skills
• Work experience placements
• Mentoring for our learners while on course
• Guest lecturing
• Workplace / site visits
• Invitations to NCATI events such as careers events and open days.