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Careers Hub

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 work place. 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.

Introduction to Yeovil College Careers Hub

The Yeovil College Careers Hub 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. Our Careers Hub is packed full of useful resources from CV top tips, personal statement writing to information on employer links.

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Resources & GroFar__

We have collated an array of useful resources from CV writing guides and career action plans, to best practices in finding apprenticeship vacancies in your area. We have pulled together a host information all on this page for you.

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Careers 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. This is reflected in our Mission Statement:

Mission: ‘To maximise the potential of all.’

As the educational landscape evolves and the nature of employment shifts, it is increasingly important that all learners (whether actual or potential) have access to the knowledge and resources they need to be able to make informed decisions. This will include employment information as well as educational pathways including higher education.

We are committed to meeting requirements under the provision of a careers programme. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent independent careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). It is informed by the eight Gatsby benchmarks of good career guidance:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance.

We also assess ourselves against the following:

  • OFSTED Education Inspection Framework
  • Careers guidance and access for education and training providers (DfE, July 2021)
  • Career Development Institute (CDI) Careers Framework.

The purpose of our Careers Hub involves:

  • Implementing the College’s vision to develop learners’ understanding of career opportunities and progression routes through their programmes and enrichment sessions.
  • Promoting the College’s role in supporting learners to successfully progress into the world of work, independent living or further and higher education.
  • Raising aspirations, promoting both social mobility and economic prosperity.
  • Ensuring all learners are inspired to develop robust career plans with personal SWOTs, psychometric tests and a clear understanding of their next steps. Supporting learners to develop hard and soft professional, personal and social behaviours and attitudes.
  • Ensuring representation at Information Events and Careers Events, both pre-16 and post-16 students.
  • Ensuring the best quality, learner and industry-centric approaches such as independent careers information, advice and guidance and the use of labour market information (LMI).
  • Ensuring parents and legal guardians are informed, supported and part of the process to understand career options.
  • Providing a careers’ service committed to fair and equal access to all – with impartial careers advice and guidance; helping to raise awareness of prejudice issues, discrimination, stereotyping that work against equal opportunities.
  • Ensuring accessible record keeping on Grofar that enables learners and stakeholders to track advice given to individual students.

It is vital to us that our Careers team are meeting the needs of our learners, employer partners, and colleagues. We measure this by recording all activities carried out, making use of our careers system Grofar. The careers lead meets with all staff involved in delivering the careers programme to review the results of our activities and adjust plans where needed.

Student/employer engagement:

  • Availability of careers appointments
  • Attendance at talks/workshops
  • Grofar statistics.

Student/employer feedback:

  • Involvement with Heart of the South West Careers Hub, with termly meetings
  • Surveys following an appointment/workshop/talk
  • Anecdotal feedback in case studies
  • Feedback forms on Grofar.

 

Labour Market Information

On this page you will find the relevant skills, career pathways and progression routes available for you as well as a host of information on job applications, interviews, current stats on the job market and much more.

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“I am very grateful to the Work Experience team at Yeovil College for the support and guidance they provided to help me stay on track and find the best route for me.
I now look forward to getting up and coming to work. I am hoping to progress into a professional, office based role and am looking forward to gain life experience through being in the work place. I am excited to bring a teenagers perspective to making the NHS more digital.”

Bethany Lee-McGann - Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice.

“These lads are a credit to Yeovil College. They’ve really got involved with the work that they’ve been given and asked a lot of probing questions about the site and construction work in general.”

Robert Eagle - Building Manager at Willmott Dixon.

“Jess has been a successful candidate who we have offered an industry placement to this academic year. She will be able to experience and be taught a range of skills within our catering industry. This includes all areas of food preparation and serving food to the customers in our Hub café whilst being part of our busy commercial cooking team.”

Tracey Davis - The Hub Yeovil

“Charlotte has grown in confidence since she started here. The patients have also noticed this and commented on it, much to Charlotte’s embarrassment! Charlotte is proactive and is now demonstrating this by reminding me of tasks and asking questions about patients who have failed to attend. Charlotte has been very mature and professional when dealing with staff and family members of patients at the end of life and after death. She does not become inappropriately upset and she has supported members of staff who have been tearful.”

Ruth Jolley -  St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice Sunflower Centre Lead

“I have enjoyed my time at Williamsons Solicitors on my industry placement. It was difficult at times juggling outside commitments, but it advanced many of my social and technical skills. I would recommend them to any future learner.”

James Lock, Level 3 Business student - Williamsons Solicitors

 

Industry Links

We are proud to work with over 400 local and national employers to bring the best for our students and the best for our employers. So if you are a local employer, visit this website to see all the ways we can help you. 

 

Careers Sectors

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.

 

 

Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a real job with real training, which allows trainees to earn while they learn, as well as gain a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships will open up a career with prospects of promotion and progression.

 

Contact Us

Email us on CareersHub@yeovil.ac.uk

Call us on 01935 845377

Or fill in this enquiry form and we will get back to you.