KC Careers

What can we do for you

Part Time Job Search

Career Planning

UCAS Applications

Interview Skills

CV Writing

Apprenticeship &
Job Applications

We give students the skills they need to be competitive in today's economy and our mission is to make all of our students as successful as we can.

We have a dedicated careers area aimed at helping you choose the right course and the right career.​

The Matrix Accredited College Careers Service provides current and potential students with independent information, advice and guidance in all areas related to careers.

All other centres are visited regularly, allowing students to access drop-in, Job Shop and our resources.

We offer a dedicated area packed with the latest resources, access to careers guidance software and the opportunity to book individual confidential appointments, with Level 6 professionally qualified Careers Advisors.

Services we offer:

Talk to a member of the team to find out more

Career & course guidance

Help with CVs & covering letters

Advice on voluntary & work experience opportunities

Interview techniques

Job search & application advice

Careers Service Team

We understand that deciding what you want you to do, possibly for the rest of your life, feels like a huge ask, and it’s a question many of you simply don’t have the answer to, yet. Our team is here to help you look at the options available.

What career is right for you?

It’s not easy knowing what you want to do as a career but there is help at hand with our Careers Coach Tool which offers a wide range of help and advice which includes:
  • A career assessment where you can learn about yourself and careers that are suitable for you
  • Find the right career based on your career interest
  • Find the right career based on your course interest
  • Create a CV

Start today and find the right career for your future.

Featured careers

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Taster Sessions

Taster sessions are an excellent way for you to try a subject area before you enrol on the course. Our taster sessions are available to years 9 – 13, and would normally take place in college either during the school day or in a twilight session after school.

What are taster sessions?

With so many options available to you, deciding what to do when you finish school can be a difficult decision to make. To help make your decision easier, the Student Recruitment team host a variety of activities across our different curriculum areas to see what you enjoy and make the move to college less daunting.

How do I book onto a taster session?

To book onto a session, download the booking form by clicking the button below and email a completed version to sturec@kirkleescollege.ac.uk.

Alternatively, simply take a picture of your completed form and email it to sturec@kirkleescollege.ac.uk.

Download The UCAS Destination Map For Kirklees College


At Kirklees College, we are dedicated to providing our students with the best educational experience available. In addition to supporting students to develop knowledge in the classroom, we are passionate about helping students to gain the skills they need to successfully progress in their chosen career. Our Career & Personal Development Passport and Placement Programmes support students to achieve this.

Get your degree

Kirklees College has around 500 students each year progressing on to degree level qualifications in both universities and Further Education colleges.

Our students are accessing a wide range of degree programmes such as Midwifery, Nursing, Art and Design Subjects, Zoology, Optometry, Criminology, Architecture and Civil Engineering to name a few. Vocational qualifications will not close the door for those students wanting to apply for degree level study and we have a dedicated careers team that will help with completing the UCAS process.