Careers & University

Welcome To Careers

Welcome To Careers

The careers programme at Monoux College is designed to provide all students with the education, information, advice and guidance to help them make informed choices about their future career decisions.

We run various programmes and initiatives which aim to raise aspirations and support students to achieve their full potential whilst they are in college. Students benefit from a dedicated Careers & Employability Team who have a breadth of experience, and are based within college.

There is a focus on making all students aware of the opportunities that employment has to offer. Strong links and partnerships with employers provide the chance for students to network and experience a range of insight days and gain work experience.

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Our team

All general enquiries please email:

Smira Javed

Senior Work Experience Coordinator
(020 8523 3544 Ext: 3495)

Lisa Chen-Wilson

Senior Work Experience Coordinator
(020 8523 3544 Ext: 3426)

Sandra Ashley

Employer Partnerships Lead
(020 8523 3544 Ext: 2342 / 07463449270)

Neseem Raj

Careers and Employability Administrator
(020 8523 3544 Ext: 3429)

Careers Opportunities

Careers Opportunities

Monoux College offers a wide and exciting range of work experience and employability opportunities. These include work experience placements, Work Experience Projects, Employer Talks and Workshops. These opportunities are a vital part of our students’ time at college, and will give them an excellent opportunity to develop their employability skills, networking and commercial awareness. The course our students choose to study will determine the length of work placement, and all Level 3 students will take part in at least one aspect of Work-Related Learning. One example of a unique work experience opportunity offered by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). Students spent the week learning about and writing their own theatre production, visited the renowned Lyceum and Piccadilly theatre where they received a behind the scenes tour of Moulin Rouge!

We have also provided our students with a range of opportunities to date which has developed their industry insight into a range of sectors and these have included:

  • Monoux students were selected by Channel 4 to undertake a focus group which informed the development of their youth programmes and initiatives. 
  • Students attended Citi Bank, where they had the chance to undertake a Dragons Den style activity which included presenting a pitch for a business idea.
  • The students were offered a mentoring opportunity by staff at the prestigious Fladgate Law Firm in London where they received recognition and certificates of achievement.
  • HSBC invited students to visit their London office to gain insight from employees about Digital careers, as part of their continuation of their efforts to support women in STEM.
  • Students were invited to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Insight Day where they got the chance to have one-on-one conversations with civil servants and diplomats.
  • Monoux College was one of the institutions selected to have their students work with Société Générale in relation to a range of youth initiatives. This included the Société Générale Influencer Programme which included attending a serious of workshops and preparing a pitch day for senior members of the bank. Students have also worked with a range of the bank’s volunteers in relation to their personal statements, CV’s and Mock Interview Preparation.
  • Students attended leading Magic Circle Bank-Linklaters where they took part in a successful workshop with volunteers from the HR team. The session was centred around 'Human Resources (HR)' while tackling two scenarios, 'Recruitment' and 'Health and Wellbeing'. The groups engaged in a speed networking session.
  • Students were involved with "Addressing Young People's Perception of the Police" event at Amazon Web Services offices with the City of London Police and the London Met Police as well as various companies including Barclays, Wavemaker, National Crime Agency, Home office etc. The feedback included the fact that students were involved and happy to discuss difficult subjects as well as listen to others perspectives. They were very involved in the solutions that were presented and impressed everyone with their maturity and reflections.
  • SGMC students attended the Hays - "Navigating the Recruitment Process" event. The feedback included that students asked some very perceptive questions and were not scared to ask the relevant and difficult questions which meant that their confidence shone through. Hays were very impressed with the calibre of the young people who attended.
  • Students attended a day with the City of London Police event at their station in New Street where they also got the chance to attend a session on trauma related first aid. The feedback was that they were very impressed with our students and in particular their presentation and reflection skills. It was a long day and their enthusiasm didn't wane. They engaged really well with students from other Colleges around London and worked well in the teams that were made up of students from different backgrounds. Their questions were insightful and it was obvious that they were willing to open their minds to different views and concepts.

Futures Weeks

Futures Weeks

Our Futures Weeks give students the opportunity to explore career options and gain valuable insight into the world of work. Sessions with the Careers Team during this week will focus on improving employability skills, CV writing, interview techniques, networking and early careers advice. Students also get the chance to gain insight from employers in their industries of interest, either by visiting their workplaces on an insight day, or taking part in a workshop with them in college. Also, all students have the opportunity to take part in a Skills Challenge during their Futures Week. This enables students to work on projects that have been designed by our employer partners to reflect day to day workplace challenges. The Futures Weeks play a vital role in students’ preparation and planning for their future, and making connections that will support them in their next steps.

Previous Futures weeks have included guest speakers visiting from various industries. Students also had the opportunity to visit 22 Bishopsgate where they were given 360-degree views of London from the top floor, received a luxury lunch overlooking some of the most prestigious monuments across the capital, met a range of professionals that resided their and were given an inspirational speech by the CEO. Students have also visited SwissRe at the prestigious building known as the ‘Gherkin’ in London where they gained insight into what it would be like to work at SwissRe and taking part in an assessment type challenge.

The Careers Team also host Careers and Employability Fairs which aim to provide students with a range of opportunities whether it be for future employment, Apprenticeships and Internship schemes.

Previous employers that participated have included:

Reed Specialist Recruitment
Bart's Health NHS Trust
Aston Group
British Army
Mile Rainbow CIC
Waltham Forest Council

Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Employer Engagement & Partnerships

Employer engagement here at Sir George Monoux College, enables us to elevate our students’ academic experience to an immeasurable level.  We establish robust strategic business alliances, with a view to identifying employers business needs and meeting them through T Level Industry Placements and Work Experience.

SGMC takes great pride and pleasure in supporting employers address skills gaps, build cost effective creative and diverse recruitment pipelines, and secure extra resources at no cost.

Working hand in hand with inspirational employers who have a wealth of expertise within their industry, students are equipped with cutting edge skills, insights, and knowledge. Unforgettable experiences are channelled through workshops, work ready programmes, placements, work experience and professional cooperate events. See for yourself how our current partners are working with us: YP's Perception of the Police_02022024 (

If you are up for the challenge and would like to join the many remarkable like mind employers ready to shape their industries future work force, get in touch:

Higher Education Hub

Higher Education Hub

Our Higher Education initiatives are tailored to offer bespoke support for our students from the moment they become a Monoux student. We offer an extensive programme to help students develop their talents and help them to prepare for their application to university.

All students are assigned a Next Steps Adviser who support throughout the whole process from researching universities and courses to drafting a university personal statement and completing the university application form. Through our strong partnerships with a number of universities, students are able to access experience days, summer schools and university progression programmes.

Unifrog is an online Careers and University platform that all students access whilst in college to help them make the best choices and submit the strongest university applications.

Our students secure places at a wide range of universities across the United Kingdom, including Russell Group universities.

Higher Education Initiatives

  • University application support from our dedicated and expert Higher Education team, including 1:1 advice and guidance, small group work and drop-in sessions
  • Educational university visits.
  • University experience days, masterclasses and summer schools.
  • Access to our University Partner programmes.
  • Talks by visiting university academics.
  • Medical course programme.
  • Oxford and Cambridge programme.
  • Personal Statement workshops.
  • Mock university interviews.
  • Student university finance advice and guidance.
  • HE and Careers Fair, where universities and employers showcase their opportunities by visiting the College to run academic sessions, offer advice and provide invaluable networking opportunities.

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University Links

We have developed close partnerships with universities who offer tailor-made activities plus access to a number of scholarships.

In addition, we work with a wide variety of universities both in and outside of London.

Our links with universities means you will be able to partake in initiatives run by academics and staff from these institutions, including university mentoring, academic masterclasses and educational visits by academics from a range of disciplines.

Some of our valued university partners include:


University Hub

Unifrog is our tool for supporting students to apply for university, apprenticeships or work.
You can find out more by clicking here

UCAS connects students to University, Apprenticeships, Internships and Teacher Training courses. You can find more information on the right route for you here

Designed to help pupils, parents and teachers find out more about how subjects taken at sixth form or college can affect students’ options at university and later on. Find out more here

Find out what funding you could get to help with the cost of your undergraduate course here


Contact the team

Faria Tabassum

Academic Services and Destinations Manager
(020 8523 3544 Ext: 2272)