SGS College | Be Outstanding

Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

Help and Support

Careers Advice
and Guidance

Making the right decisions about which route to take towards your chosen career can be confusing and even stressful.

Our experienced careers advisors provide a friendly and confidential service on:

  • Course choice
  • Course progression
  • Higher education
  • Apprenticeships
  • Job search skills (CVs, interviews, application forms)

Guide to the Careers Service

Book a free session with a Careers Advisor via this link:

Book session

Welcome to the SGS Careers Services, a free, impartial and friendly team of careers practitioners who can help to guide you to your dream career or onto further studies. Located in quiet meeting rooms on all our main campuses, Filton, WISE and Stroud, we are available to meet with students throughout the college day, 9am to 4.30pm, via an easy to manage appointment system.

We offer talks on relevant topics such as university choice, apprenticeships applications, preparing for job interviews, using social media for networking or creating an effective CV. We also organise jobs fairs and large events, where students interact with some of the best employers in the region, find work experience and explore the world of work and how to enter it.

The service is Matrix Accredited. All staff are trained to graduate level in Careers coaching and hold membership of the Careers Development Institute, the UK's professional body for career development.

By using the latest artificial intelligence tools, labour market information, psychometric assessments to support our face to face work as well as continued support to alumni, students leave SGS with a solid foundation for their future career direction.

Meet the SGS Careers Team

Our staff of friendly career development professionals can offer students appointments or group sessions to discuss and decide on next steps.

Sara-Jane Watkins
Head of Careers and Schools Services
Liam Evans
Fiona Hammond Careers Advisor (Stroud)
Kim Harris
Schools Careers Advisor
Rachel Hahn
SEND & Apprentices Careers Advisor
Dania Ayarah
Careers Advisor
(Bristol Campuses)
Melanie Gregory
Careers Advisor
(Bristol Campuses)
Lucy Avery
Careers Advisor
(Bristol & Stroud)
Luke Read
Careers Advisor (In-Training)
Matt Atkinson
Careers Link Governor

Careers and Employability
Programme 2023/25

The SGS Careers and Employability Programme 2023/25 is designed to help every SGS student to explore, experience and progress on their journey towards a meaningful and fulfilling career and future life.

The programme aims to fulfil the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance and meet the Career Development Institute's framework, including self-development, careers exploration and career management.

Download The Careers Action Plan 2023/25

Digital Careers Resources

As an SGS student or parent/carer, you have access to accredited digital platforms that will allow you to explore and navigate your future career aspirations.


Explore routes into different qualifications and job sectors.

Careerpilot Careerpilot for parents

LMI (Labour Market
Information) for All

Compare up to three different careers simultaneously by clicking the link below.

Provider Access

We welcome other providers to share their resources and progression opportunities with our students. For details of our Provider Access Policy please click the link below

Provider Access Policy (Baker Clause)