OUR AWARD-WINNING CAREERS TEAM

Not wanting to blow our own trumpet, but our careers team really is the best.

We’ve won national awards for the quality of advice, which is truly impartial and objective.

Our experts can help you before you become a student with us to help you to understand all the different options available to you and during your time at college to equip you with the right skills and information you need to improve your chances of getting your dream job.

We’re a friendly bunch – here you can get to know us a little better if you haven’t met us already.


Book a careers advice appointment

Come along to any Enrolment Event or contact the team on 0191 490 2216 or career.guidance@gateshead.ac.uk


Take our careers quiz

Answer 6 quick questions and let our career finder tool find the perfect job for you and the right Gateshead College course to get you started. Take a look here.


Careers resources

Take a look at our careers pages for hints, tips and inspiring careers videos.

Meet our careers lead

Name: Darren Heathcote

Job: Learner Services Manager

When did you join the College? July 2002

Tell us about your experience:

I have worked in FE now for 16 years managing a number of student support functions including student engagement, reception and front of house services, student finance and now the Careers Team.

I have managed our Careers Team for the last 4 years now and have loved seeing how they support our students with their next steps.

They are so good at what they do, in 2016 they won an AOC Beacon Award for Outstanding Practice in Careers Guidance 2016 sponsored by the Careers and Enterprise Company which I am very proud of.

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Meet our careers team

Mike, Ashleigh, Gwen and Gemma make up our award-winning Careers Team. A friendly and informal bunch, they are available to help you to decide on the right course for you.