Careers Service

Covid-19 Update

Our Employability services are still running. Careers advice, job coaching and CV writing assistance are all available at our Oxford and Banbury Campuses.

Please email info@embs.ac.uk or call Oxford 01865 776941 or Banbury 01295 269999 to find out more.

Alternatively,  complete THIS  FORM to register your interest in our employability services.


Our staff are here to support you with careers advice, guidance and help to find employment so you can achieve your short term and long-term goals.

We begin by learning about your previous experiences and qualifications and your future aspirations, to help you identify a route forward to education and/or employment.

Once this has taken place, you can access further guidance and support to help you into employment. You can also apply for relevant courses to get the qualifications you need to progress.

At EMBS you can join new courses quickly. we run flexible roll on, roll off classes in IT, ESOL, English and Maths, and a range of CPD courses in vocational subjects. This means that participants can study alongside gaining specific help with their employability needs.

We also have a number of employability programmes running from our Oxford and Banbury sites. We are able to work with clients who would like help in finding work or returning to work after an absence period.

We offer one-to-one weekly coaching sessions in which our experienced work coaches can support you with the following:

• Raising confidence and motivation
• Setting short and long term personal goals/targets
• Creating/developing/checking your CV
• Applying for courses relevant to your aspirations
• Searching for jobs (with access to local employer vacancies)
• Completing job applications
• Preparing for job interviews


«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »


«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»


«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»