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Job Shop FAQs

The Job Shop are an impartial careers advice and guidance service that is available to everyone. This includes current students, alumni and potential students. We can help with 1:1 careers information, advice and guidance appointments, apprenticeship information, CV and employability, general progression, HE options, interview prep, UCAS, Student Finance and volunteering.

The Job Shop are based at the Old Mill Lane campus on the ground floor, next to the visitor’s reception. View our map. We also do outreach at other College sites throughout the week, including Sixth Form, Wigfield Farm, Park Road and Honeywell campus.

We can help with finding the right job for you. We can give you resources that include different job websites for certain industries, or ones that can be used for any job type. We can also help you apply for these once you have found one that you think suits you, just book an appointment with us to do this!

The College has two deadlines for UCAS. The Russel and Elite application deadline is 17 November 2023. For all other applicants, the deadline is 15 December 2023.

If you don’t have a CV at all, you can ask for our CV workbook to get started. This breaks down each section of your CV and gives you some examples of what to include, it also has an example, so you can create your own in the correct format and order. If you already have a CV, please send this to us via email at jobshop@barnsley.ac.uk and we can take a look and give you some feedback!

We have resources that include local volunteering opportunities and charities that you can contact to see if they have any current vacancies.

To find the Buzzword for the current cycle, please contact either your tutor or the Job Shop team directly and this can be shared with you.

You can visit the Job Shop, we are based at the Old Mill Lane campus, or you can send us an email at jobshop@barnsley.ac.uk, or contact us on Microsoft Teams, we are called Job Shop, or you can call us on 01226 216 732.

We have resources with useful apprenticeship websites. Once you have found one you like and want to apply for, we can help you with the application, just book an appointment and one of our advisors will support you with this. You can also visit the Barnsley College Apprenticeship Vacancies page for current and live opportunities.

We work on UCAS applications in date order from when we receive them. We will only see your application once your tutor has approved it. Please check with your tutor to see if your application has been approved. Once it has been approved, it will be quality checked by an advisor. Please keep in mind that we receive a high volume of UCAS applications, and all feedback will be sent to you via email or Teams.

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