Our promise to you is that we will do everything we can to support you and improve your career and life opportunities.
We’re here to help advise and guide you in your learning, and also to provide you with the support you need, in a welcoming, inclusive environment.
Help for everyone:
Our specialist team can help you understand what your options are – whatever your story. Whether you’re just starting out and want help choosing the right full-time course, an aspiring apprentice wanting more information, or if you are looking to gain new skills and knowledge to progress in your existing career.
Career education, information, advice and guidance
We offer a range of information, advice and guidance for learners, parents/guardians/carers – and employers – at each stage of the learning journey through our Careers Education Programme.
If you would like to speak to someone about Careers Information Advice and Guidance, please contact out Careers Lead, Simon Attrill: 01983 533926 or [email protected]
Talk to us
If something’s not going right, or you have any concerns, you can always talk to your Tutor or Apprenticeship Coach:
Isle of Wight
Here for you – every step of the way
From start to finish
Help and information is available at any time here on our website or you can call 01983 533926 to speak to one of our experienced recruitment and careers advisors.
When you apply
Your career: your choice! With a large range of programmes and options available, we will help you choose the training that is right for you. And if for any reason we can’t, we will help you find a training provider who can.
During your induction
Together, we will agree with you all the aspects of your programme and make sure it’s just right for your needs. We’ll outline the support you will receive, and confirm that your training programme is designed to meet your career aspirations.
Throughout your training
Your Tutor or Apprenticeship Coach and our specialist career advisors will be on-hand to provide the advice and guidance you need. We’ll ensure you develop the skills and knowledge essential for your success.
When you’re considering your next move
We will provide impartial information on the opportunities available to help you choose your next career step.
When you take the next step in your career
We will support you as you progress onto further learning or employment and keep you up-to-date as new opportunities become available.
Our commitment to supporting your overall wellbeing
We understand that there’s more happening during this phase of your life than just your training. So in addition to careers advice we support you in a range of specialist areas. The sections below give a brief outline of our approach to these areas, and if you need more information please contact us.
We offer a wide range of opportunities to enable you to develop your character, confidence and resilience. These include opportunities and support to keep yourself healthy, both physically and mentally.
Individual information, advice and guidance is available from your Tutor or Apprenticeship Coach. We also offer a range of online information on our virtual learning site which you can access at any time. This includes information on:
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Health and Relationships
We have established links to a wide range of support agencies and will be able to advise you how to access this during your training.
As part of our Respecting Differences strategy, we’ve developed a set of principles that guide us in ensuring a diverse and inclusive environment for our learners and staff alike.
- Strive to be as representative as possible in terms of staff and learners: reflecting the increasing diversity of the areas in which we operate.
- Continue to encourage staff and learners to challenge stereotyping and discriminatory practices, within our campuses and in the workplace.
- Staff continue to receive the latest national best practice and training on equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Ensure the employers we work with demonstrate a genuine culture of inclusion and equality of opportunity.
- Further promotion of our zero-tolerance approach towards hate incidents and hate crime.
- Improve our performance in ensuring learner-facing policies and procedures are subject to effective equality analysis.
- Staff and learners representing all protected characteristics are encouraged to become involved in shaping our services.
- Increase awareness of diversity-related safeguarding issues including extremism and radicalisation, child grooming and modern slavery.
- Develop working relations with more ‘third sector’ agencies representing and supporting diverse communities and groups.
- Ensure diversity or difference does not impact on learner’s personal development, behaviour and welfare.
We take our responsibility to Safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners seriously. We work together with other agencies – such as the Local Safeguarding Children Board – to ensure adequate arrangements within HTP to support those Young People and Vulnerable Adults who are at risk of harm.
At HTP there is no place for extremist views of any kind whether from internal sources – learners or staff, or external sources – employers, parents, external agencies or individuals.
Our centres are a safe place where learners can explore controversial issues safely and where Training Consultants encourage and facilitate this. Our Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy has been developed in line with the Government’s Prevent Strategy, Counter-Terrorism and Security Act which is designed to support people at risk of joining extremist groups in carrying out activities linked to terrorism.
We recognise that all members of staff have a full and active part to play in protecting our learners from harm, and that the learner’s welfare is our paramount concern.
All HTP Apprenticeship College staff have a duty to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual learner. We support the learner’s development in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence.
- Provide an environment in which learners, young people and vulnerable adults feel safe, secure, valued and respected, and feel confident, and know how to, approach a member of HTP Apprenticeship College staff if they are in difficulties and ensure they will be effectively listened to.
- Raise the awareness of all staff of the need to safeguard Young People and Vulnerable Adults and of their responsibilities in identifying and reporting possible cases of abuse.
- Provide a systematic means of monitoring learners known or thought to be at risk of harm.
Emphasise the need for effective levels of communication between all members of staff.
- Ensure staff follow the structured procedure in cases of suspected abuse.
- Develop and promote effective working relationships with other agencies, especially the Police and Social Care.
- Ensure that all staff within HTP Apprenticeship College have been checked as to their suitability to work with Young People and Vulnerable Adults
- Learners on programme with HTP Apprenticeship College should contact their Training Consultant who will refer any concerns to one of HTP’s Designated Persons.
If you have any urgent Safeguarding concerns or issues relating to yourself or anyone else at HTP Apprenticeship College, please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers: Nicki Neville (01983 824930), Peter Johnson (02392 374752) or Lisa Pilbeam (01983 533926).
We take the e-safety of our learners seriously.
- ensure you understand how we will act in relation to your e-safety.
- provide advice and guidance for using social media safely.
- provide you with access to a qualified safeguarding officer.
- teach e-safety knowledge & understanding and ensure that you have a growing understanding of how to manage the risks involved in online activity.
- provide resources and activities to help support and develop your knowledge and understanding of e-safety.
- ensure you know what to do if you are worried or concerned about e-safety.
- build your online resilience.
- offer guidance to help protect you from the threat of extremist and ideological views and materials online.
- continually review and update our e-safety policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and to ensure preventative measures are in place to protect you.
Some useful external resources:
If you have any urgent Safeguarding concerns or issues relating to yourself or anyone else at HTP Apprenticeship College, please contact one of our designated Safeguarding Officers: Nicki Neville (01983 824930), Peter Johnson (02392 374752), Di Kennett (01983 533926) or Lisa Pilbeam (01983 533926)
Useful Career Resources
Here are some links to external sources offering a wide range of useful information. We encourage you to explore them.
Amazing Apprenticeships is a leading organisation in the education sector, founded to tackle misconceptions about apprenticeships and promote the benefits.
Find an Apprenticeship is the Government’s website where you can register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship – you must be 16 or over.
Flying Start Isle of Wight links to a range of useful information, including new material to support students. It acts as a hub for relevant information and links, which are bespoke to Island based students.
Flying Start Hampshire links to a range of useful information, including new material to support students. It acts as a hub for relevant information and links, which are bespoke to Hampshire based students.
Flying Start Portsmouth links to a range of useful information, including new material to support students. It acts as a hub for relevant information and links, which are bespoke to Portsmouth based students.
Flying Start Southampton links to a range of useful information, including new material to support students. It acts as a hub for relevant information and links, which are bespoke to Southampton based students.
Get in Go Far Everything you need to know about becoming an apprentice.
Hampshire Futures prepares young people to progress into a rewarding and happy future requires expert support. We have the local knowledge, established reputation and extensive links with employers, training providers and further/higher education institutions to maximise the progression opportunities for young people.
HE Study Isle of Wight Guide Your guide to Higher Education on the Isle of Wight.
Higher Education Courses Search and apply for most Higher Education courses online.
Island Futures provide independent information, advice and guidance. They support young people to take part in education, employment and training. In partnership with schools, the team provides independent careers advisers for students.
Isle of Wight Jobs The Island’s #1 recruitment agency.
Labour Market Information – a useful tool which enables you to compare working hours and average wages of job roles in the UK that you’re interested in pursuing.
National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. This service is available to people who live in England.
Southampton City Council are working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and No Limits to support the city’s young people into training, apprenticeships and employment opportunities with the new Young Adults Employment Hub.
UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression.
Zety UK a career website with an online resume builder and easy-to-use cover letter generator. Users can choose from over 20 customizable templates and design the perfect resume or cover letter with the help of prompts, tips, and expert advice.
Talk to us
If something’s not going right, or you have any concerns, you can always talk to your Training Consultant:
Isle of Wight
We’re here to help, but if you’d rather speak to someone else, you might find these free services useful.
Isle of Wight Youth Trust – Counselling service for young people
Young Minds Mental Health Crisis messenger
text YM to 85258
Barnardo’s – support for families and young people
Confidential Email Helpline
Our confidential email helpline is available to all learners and employers.
It offers advice and support from HTP Apprenticeship College staff with specialist knowledge in this area, and signposting guidance to other appropriate organisations which provide advice on matters of equality and employment in the workplace.
If you have an issue or question, please email us at:
We hope to respond within 24 hrs.