As a student at Buckinghamshire College Group there will be an emphasis throughout the academic year employment and progression. If you study a full-time programme then an industry placement will form a vital part of your course.
You will have access to our #WorkZones where you’ll find help with anything from obtaining an industry placement to writing a winning CV. We’ll also be able to help you find your future with our careers advice and guidance. We have WorkZones at every campus with dedicated Industry Placement Officers and Careers Advisors to help you with all your employment and progression needs.
There are lots of benefits to work experience, you'll be working alongside people who have been in the job for years who can pass knowledge on to you. Work experience builds self-esteem, and you'll get to put into practice all of the new skills you've been learning at College.
Work experience gives you a behind the scenes look into your career choices, allows you to develop relevant occupational skills and instils the attitudes and behaviours expected at work such as time keeping and communication.
- You'll be able to make a meaningful decision about your future and progression
- You get the chance to develop your employability skills, which could give you the edge when it comes to applying for jobs.
- If you impress your employer you may get the opportunity for a part time job, or full time job or apprenticeship once you have completed your course
- Work experience improves personal development
Some employers may ask for a CV or an application form to be filled in to secure a placement with them. Please come and see us if you need any help or advice with this.
Industry Placement Scheme
The Buckinghamshire College Group are involved in a pilot programme relating to new
industry placements. These industry placements are a new part of Level 3 Technical Education
courses, designed to give students a valuable opportunity to put their learning into practice,
develop excellent technical skills and become more employable.
Useful links and resources
The National Careers Service is a government service with a huge amount of information for careers guidance. There’s advice on job hunti e a CV, and in the Job Profiles section you can look up a job and check out the skills, experience and qualifications you will need, as well as the likely salary, hours and future career path. You can also contact a careers advisor through this site, they are available face-to-face, over the phone, on webchat or via email.
WANNABE is a platform for helping young people in Buckinghamshire kickstart their careers. Young people in Bucks to be able to find their own work experience, apprenticeships, and part/full times jobs all with the aim of developing your work skills and increasing your experience in the working world.
GetMyFirstJob are a social enterprise that work with young people, schools, colleges and providers as well as employers across the country to open up opportunities for employment and education. With over 10,000 new candidates each month, they ideally placed to help young people find their perfect next step in the world of work, and fill apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies quickly for training providers. To find and apply for the latest vacancies, access careers information, use learning materials visit their website below.