Local employers prepare students for work

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Eastleigh College students took part in activities with the aim of improving their employability skills.

To mark National Careers Week and Apprenticeship Week (5th – 9th March), Eastleigh College was packed with activities equipping students with the skills and experience to help them prepare for employment. The activities included; CV writing workshops, mock interviews with local employers and sharing best practice in the workplace.

The College welcomed an array of local employers which included, BAM Construction, Ageas, Wilkins Kennedy, Premier Foods, Marriott Hotels, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service, Tate Recruitment and SPI Lasers. Employers engaged with students during mock interview sessions, as well as offering guidance and information giving students an insight to their specialist field. Students met with employers best suited to their area of interest and received valuable feedback which will help them in the future.

For some students, Careers Week marked their first ever interview experience and was an opportunity for them to demonstrate their professional attitude. John Amos from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service explains,

‘I’m encouraged by the high standard of students at the college and how well they came across in interview.’

Shannon, an Eastleigh College Public Services student was one of a variety of students from different subject areas to take part in the mock interviews and highlights,

‘It was really helpful and I feel so much more confident about going into interviews now!’

Eastleigh College has built positive relationships with over 4,000 employers from across the country, who work in partnership with the College, to upskill and prepare students for the workplace.