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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.

Careers Advice and Guidance:

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

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Introduction from Donna Short, Director of Curriculum & Yeovil College Careers lead:

Industry Placements and Work Experience:

The YC Career 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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See what our students had to say:

“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

Our students will:

  • Improve their employability
  • Develop skills relevant to their
    future career
  • Gain a greater insight into their
    chosen industry
  •  Receive personal coaching and
    mentoring from an established manager.

Useful Links

  • Why not check out the online Career Pilot. It has been designed to help you map out your career pathway and options, which will in turn help you reach your career aspirations. Visit the page today – https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

We will look at:

  •  Job opportunities, careers and job
    roles you are interested in
  • Potential earnings for your dream job
  • Current job opportunities in Somerset
    and beyond
  • Education and training offered by
    Yeovil College to help you secure
    your dream job
  • A CV support tool.

 

Presentation from Mark Bolton

Get in touch:

If you want to learn more or talk to us about the great things we offer here at Yeovil College, Get in touch with us today – work.experience@yeovil.ac.uk or call us on 01935 845394