• Employment support

    A member of the South Devon College help & support staff

*Open during normal College hours and manned from 9.00am – 4.00pm*

The Careers and Employability Centre is a free service exclusive to South Devon College students, delivered in partnership with local employers. It provides direct access to new employment opportunities in the local area. This might be part-time work alongside your studies or full-time opportunities in your chosen profession upon graduation.

Apply for a job following the steps below!

  1. Create an account on the Careers and Employability Centre platform by clicking here
  2. Once you have created your account, click ‘jobs’ at the top of the screen
  3. Filter by ‘exclusive to our students and alumni’ on the right hand side of the screen
  4. Find your chosen vacancy and ‘apply on company website’

Support for you

We can help you with your CV, online application, and letter of application and provide interview training for you. Drop into the Helpzone at any point for instant help. Please click the links below for further support:

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South Devon College Careers and Employability Centre for Employers

The South Devon College Careers and Employability Centre can help your business recruit seasonal or part time staff!

Our students have time when they can work:

  • On their days off from College
  • In the evenings
  • At weekends
  • In the holidays

South Devon College has over 13,000 students aged between 16 and 60+ across a wide range of skills and abilities.  We actively encourage our students to find part time jobs, work experience or Apprenticeships, not only to support local businesses, but also to help the students make the transition into the world of employment.  We pride ourselves on enabling our students to develop as skilled and confident individuals.

What makes the Careers and Employability Centre different?

We can help our students to prepare before they come to you.  All the students whose details we forward to you will receive focused pre-employment support and guidance, so that you have the best choice of employment-ready students.

This service is completely free of charge.

What will the College do?

  • Check with you that we have all the details of your vacancy requirements
  • Advertise your vacancy internally in the College
  • Offer you the opportunity to visit the College to promote your vacancy
  • Provide a FREE recruitment service
  • Work closely with our students to ensure we find the right individual for you

What do you need to do?

  • Provide the College with the basic details of the vacancy using our simple online form
  • Interview the shortlisted students – this can be done on your premises or at the College
  • Support the College in helping to make our students work-ready

Employer Testimonials

Claire McMahon, Youth Education Co-ordinator Torbay, British Red Cross
South Devon College is an amazingly impressive dynamic place…we attended with the ambition of promoting our educational offer, networking and encouraging volunteering with Youth Education. The event was an excellent profile raising session and since we have had three bookings!”

Sarah Youlden, Assistant Manager at Splashdown Waterparks
“We are extremely grateful for the help and support provided by South Devon College. Our visit to the College enabled us to talk informally about the positions we can offer to the students. In total we have employed 40 successful applicants from South Devon College and we are now in the process of inducting and training them in preparation for the summer season.” 

Gary Brenton, Personnel and Development Manager at TLH Leisure Resort, Torquay
“We were very impressed with support from South Devon College staff. We came back with 16 completed application forms!”

Peter Jones, School Manager at Kaplan International English College 
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team at the Helpzone, South Devon College for arranging the opportunity for me to promote summer vacancies available at Kaplan International College. The process of holding group talks and individual interviews worked very well and gave the student applicants and myself a good opportunity to get to know each other.”

What next?

If you have any vacancies you would like to register, click here to complete our simple form. If you have any questions about the Careers and Employability Centre, please contact Eamon Wykes or Lisa Getson, on 01803 540 575 (between the hours of 9.00am – 4.00pm) or email employability@southdevon.ac.uk at any time.

Please help us to make this work! Our students are the future of our local economy.

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