Careers Service

Careers Appointments for the Autumn Term

Face to Face Careers Appointments (from 7 September)

If you are a Petroc student and you are timetabled to be studying on campus on Mondays or Thursdays, you can book a face-to-face Careers Guidance Appointment slot between 10am and 3pm. These will be available in the Advice & Guidance Centre at the Barnstaple campus.

Mid Devon and Brannams students can book an appointment slot on these days but it will be by phone or video call.

If you are not timetabled to be studying on campus on a Monday and Thursday DO NOT make a special trip to the college, you can still book a careers appointment but this will be by phone or video call.

Book a Careers Guidance Appointment.


Careers Appointments by Phone, Email or Video Call

If you are a prospective student, school leaver or a member of the public, you can book a careers appointment by email, phone or video call.

Book a Careers Guidance Appointment.


Covid-19: Careers Frequently Asked Questions

The current situation raises many questions for someone trying to plan their future career or choose a course, for answers to lots of common career-related questions click here: Careers FAQs.

Help with Post-16 Choices

If you are struggling to decide which course is right for you, why not take a look at our brand new online tool to provide you with useful information about your educational and career options which will help you make the right decisions for your future. Find out more.

Careers Support at Petroc

Petroc has a specialist Careers Adviser who offers a range of services at all three campuses. You can make a 1:1 appointment with help on the following:

  • Deciding what job to do
  • Deciding what course to do
  • Job finding 
  • CV writing 
  • Completing application forms
  • Interview skills
  • Apprenticeships guidance
  • Deciding what degree course to do
  • University application support

Careers Central

We provide a dedicated careers website which Petroc students can access 24/7. It contains a wide range of careers information, help, resources and events. Petroc students can access at Careers Central.

The Job Shop

The Job Shop is Petroc’s online jobs board which is updated regularly and can be searched for a range of vacancies including:

  • Full-time & part-time work
  • Graduate jobs
  • Apprenticeships
  • Seasonal opportunities
  • Voluntary & work experience
  • Enrichment activities

View current vacancies.

Local employers

If you are a local business looking to advertise job vacancies, you can do this free of charge by contacting The Job Shop at


Petroc ensures its careers provision is up to date and of high quality by following the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, the Matrix standard and regular training of staff. It is also a member of the Careers Development Institute.


You can contact Petroc’s careers adviser at

  • Careers Adviser: Mark Turnbull
  • Careers Leader: Sam Bryant-Jones

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Search a variety of jobs, from part time roles to evening jobs and exciting apprenticeship opportunities.

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Opening Times

Term time 
Monday - Thursday
8.30am - 4.00pm

College holidays 
By appointment - 01271 852424

Need further assistance?

Please get in touch with our Careers Advisor:

  • Barnstaple

    01271 852424

  • Enquiry Form