THE careers department at a Hampshire college has been recognised for its advice and resources for a fourth time.

Peter Symonds College was given the Investor in Careers Quality Award at a plaque presentation ceremony.

The college was given a plaque by Emma Gotts from Hampshire County Council and councillor Peter Edgar, executive member for education at Hampshire County Council.

Students can drop into the department to use the wide range of facilities and explore potential career avenues, book individual career advice sessions or check out job opportunities.

The careers annual cycle also includes Peter Symonds’s largest event, the Progression Fair, which has been running for the last two years and has nearly 100 exhibitors.

Other events include Careers Week, higher education talks, a gap year fair, as well as guest speakers from various industry, universities and businesses.

Mr Edgar said students at the college should have full confidence in the advice given by the team at the college.

He added: “Students can leave Peter Symonds in the knowledge that they have made the right career choice, and that has been made possible by this strong and highly motivated staff team.”

Head of careers Debbie Mahoney said: “The department organise a varied programme of events throughout the year to ensure all students are aware of the options open to them once their studies here at sixth form are complete,” said head of careers Debbie Mahoney.

"We have a large careers team at the College who are really motivated and keen to ensure all students make informed decisions and move onto positive destinations.”