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LEAR NER FINA NCIA L SUPP ORT MID CHES HIRE COL LEGE – STUD ENT LIFE HAN DBO OK Careers & Employability Learner Financial Support Learner Support Fund & Transport They enable you to make decisions about your learning, training and work opportunities, now and for the future. The College’s Careers service is available to assist learners in making informed career choices. Karen Wray is our Careers and Employability Officer and can be contacted via email on kwray@midchesh.ac.uk Karen Wray Our Learner Support Fund provides financial help to students facing difficulties. Help is available with the cost of: * Course books and equipment * Uniforms * Educational visits * Travel to and from College * Miscellaneous costs such as DBS checks etc The Careers & Employability service also aims to help you with problems or issues which might be causing you concern. You may be seeking assistance to find the right course for you, help to complete your course successfully or how to progress to a higher level course or even guidance on how to obtain a job. Applications can be made once you have accepted a place on a course and a decision will be given once the funding has been confirmed, usually prior to the start of term. The funding becomes available once a learner has started attending the course in September. The fund is limited and applications are assessed individually on the basis of need. What is there for me? CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY * * * * * * 12 Job information/books, pamphlets Individual or group advice Self assessment/career planning University/College prospectuses and UCAS literature Careers magazines Local newspapers/jobs pages Angela Simpkin For transport enquiries please contact Tracey Ingham on 01606 720750 or email tingham@midchesh.ac.uk What can the Careers & Employability Officer help me with? * * * * * * * * Any career/course related problems Choosing/changing courses Where do I go from here? Deciding between higher education, employment or another FE course Choosing the right University/UCAS application/personal statement Job application forms, CV, cover letter Preparing for interview Job search Application forms are available on our website www.midchesh. ac.uk or you can contact Angela Simpkin on 01606 720649 or email asimpkin@midchesh.ac.uk. LEARNER FINANCIAL SUPPORT Careers guidance, information and advice, are an essential and important part of your learning programme while attending the College. 13 Tracey Ingham