Here at NCC we are committed to supporting each and every student to achieve their career goals. We have a range of support and services at the College to help you prepare for your next step…

NCC+ Careers Zone

NCC+ is the College’s careers and advice service, available to all students. Thinking about what you want to do after College can be difficult, and our expert team of advisors are here to help each individual on their journey. Whether you are unsure of your options, want to know more about different careers or want support preparing for your next step, our NCC+ Careers Zone can provide you with the personalised support you need at each stage of your learner journey. You can talk to our expert team about:

• Personalised careers advice and information
• Volunteering opportunities
• Work placements and part-time jobs tailored to personal aspirations
• UCAS applications
• CV development
• Interview techniques
• Apprenticeships
• Gap year ideas
• And more!

The following document includes information on our Careers Programme and lists the main events that you may encounter during your time at Nelson and Colne College and what support is provided. NCC Careers Programme 2018-19.

Book an appointment

If you are a current or prospective student and would like to speak to someone to discuss career options you can book an appointment by contacting Rachel Cox on tel. 01282 440259 or email


Labour Market Information (LMI)

What is LMI?
LMI effectively describes the world of work – ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.

Why is LMI Important to Young People?

‘It is vital, in an environment where new industries are emerging and many of the most important jobs of the future don’t yet exist, that individuals have access to high-quality labour market information and earnings data to underpin their choices’. Anne Milton MP


Careerometer – A tool to compare jobs

Use the Careerometer below to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.

Just click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second choice to see the comparison.


NCC+ Work Experience

Work experience can help you to develop invaluable skills and experience of the industry you want to work in. It can help you build contacts and develop your CV, demonstrating to employers and universities that you have the skills they are looking for. We have a dedicated team of professionals who work with local employers and can help you to find the right placement for your future career aim. They can support with…

• Finding a placement
• Developing your CV
• Interview preparation
• Understanding behaviours in the workplace
• Getting the most out of your placement
• And more!


Useful links

Labour Market Information (LMI) Careers enterprise LMI hub

National Careers Service

Careers Advice for Parents


Contact NCC+

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance: Rachel Cox tel. 01282 440259 or email

Careers Leader: Wendy Higgin tel. 01254 354029 or email