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Careers Hub

The Yeovil College team is committed to ensuring that our learners are ready for the next steps on their career journey. We work closely with the Heart of the Southwest Careers and Enterprise Company to ensure that we are meeting the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance.

Useful Videos

Our fantastic Careers Hub team is committed to ensuring that our learners are ready for the next steps on their career journey. The video below shows exactly how we support our learners!




Introduction to Careers

We are extremely excited to welcome you to the Yeovil College Careers Hub. Here you can find out about all the brilliant work we do to prepare you for the workplace. At Yeovil College we have made a significant investment into establishing a strong Careers team, who will challenge and inspire our students to make the most of the wide range of opportunities available to them. We offer a careers programme, which gives our learners the chance to engage with employers and the ‘World of Work’, supporting learners to make informed decisions about their next steps. We aim to raise learners’ aspirations and to be ambitious, as well as supporting them to maximise their potential.

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Industry Placements and Work Experience

The YC Careers Hub team is a dedicated team to support learners with their placements ensuring that learners have an opportunity to try out potential careers pathways and learn skills and knowledge in the workplace environment.

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Resources, Contact & Grofar

Writing your CV, writing a personal statement, creating a careers action plan, learning how to effectively search for jobs are all valuable skills in the modern world and that is where we are here to help.

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CAREERS SUPPORT FOR ADULTS

Whether you are taking your first steps into a new career or you’re working towards a promotion, we are committed to ensuring you’re ready for the workplace by the time you complete your course.

Students from our University Centre, professional programmes and adult education short qualifications will benefit from careers information, advice and advice delivered by our careers team. Students will also benefit from a thorough induction programme, which not only covers careers, but also offers tutorials, academic support, personal support and progression.

We provide supportive, expert advice to help you decide what your progression and development plans are and help you to get there.

Click here to find out more about careers support for adults.

 

 

CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to our career-focused newsletter, connections , to help parents and guardians stay connected to careers, stay informed and to gain a deeper insight future possibilities for their young person.

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May 2024

April 2024

March 2024

 

Safeguarding and Prevent

Our safeguarding booklet sets out our values and processes for safeguarding our students both in college and in the workplace. You can view our booklet here.

Watch our Safeguarding induction video here.

You can also learn more about our Safeguarding and Prevent policies and processes by clicking the button below.

Safeguarding, prevent & Fundamental British Values for all learners

Yeovil College Learning Companies: Developing employability skills for SEND Learners.

Yeovil College has created a new ‘employment’ concept to support current SEND learners to develop a range of skills, confidence and independence to support their preparation for employment.

Through Yeovil College Learning Companies, learners experience real-world roles within business support teams at Yeovil College, preparing them
for future employment, and ensuring that they acquire skills, behaviours and knowledge that are applicable and relevant within the workforce.

  • Skill Development: Focus on developing a range of skills, including academic, social, and life skills, which are essential for the holistic development of SEND learners.
  • Building Confidence and Independence: Through targeted support and accommodations, learners can develop a sense of autonomy, empowering them to navigate educational and social challenges more effectively.
  • Preparation for Employment: Real-world experiences, preparing SEND learners for future employment. This ensures that they acquire skills that are not only academically relevant but also applicable in the workforce.
  • Community Integration: Contribute to the integration of SEND learners into the broader College community and helps promote understanding. Learners are socially integrated into a professional environment to help break down barriers and to create an atmosphere of acceptance and support among students with diverse abilities.

Yeovil College has a number of Learning Companies in operation:

  • Reception
  • Post and Mail Duties
  • Maintenance
  • Learning Resource Centre (including Reprographics and printing)
  • Cafe
  • Administration
  • Hair & Beauty Assistant.

Our Foundation students receive regular and supported careers, information, advice and guidance, where together they will explore opportunities available to them to support their future educational or work journey.

Gayle Pogson, Head of Careers, Work Placement & Employability 

“I am incredibly proud to see our Life and Living Learners from our Foundation Learning department getting involved with Learning Companies across the college.  These Learning Companies are not just about education; they are about nurturing individuals to become confident and equipped with essential employability skills. Through these companies, learners engage with College staff teams, fostering teamwork, independence, and communication—all vital to prepare them for next steps. Supporting a learner on a Learning Company placement is an enriching experience for our team.  It not only enhances the learner’s journey but also cultivates a culture of inclusivity and understanding within our team, ultimately strengthening our ability to collaborate effectively and embrace diversity in all its forms.” 

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Careers Sectors and Strategy

Yeovil College is fully committed to ensuring that all learners acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to progress their career and achieve their best. Click here to find out how we will achieve this in our Careers Strategy.

 

For more information about your chosen career sector, including Labour Market Information, visit our Careers Sectors page.
On this page you will find out about all the different careers sectors that you can get involved in, career pathways and progression routes available for you as well as a host of sector information.

 

Careers Advice & Guidance Strategy

Yeovil College has a clear mission statement ‘To create life changing opportunities.’ Our careers service is fully committed to drive this by providing high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all of our learners and apprentices to prepare them to progress into sustainable education, training and employment. If you wish to read more about life changing opportunities click here to view our “Careers Advice & Guidance Strategy”