A new initiative to help students gain work experience and find employment when they finish their studies has been launched at Barnfield College.
The Job Shop, which has opened at the College’s New Bedford Road campus, works with the students to source industry experience and part-time employment during their studies – and full-time relevant roles after they leave.
Services include weekly CV sessions, careers guidance, job search training and workshops to develop interview techniques and key skills.
Staff support students in arranging interviews with local businesses, giving application form guidance and providing 1-2-1 support for training needs.
The Job Shop also reaches into the wider community, working with the unemployed and developing relationships with young people who are not currently in education, training or employment.
College Principal Miles Dibsdall OBE said: “Our new Job Shop works closely with employers to ensure that once our students have completed their studies at Barnfield, they are ready for the world of work and able to move directly into the career of their choice.
“We are delighted to be able to provide such a valuable service, not just to our students but to the wider community – for both local job seekers and employers