Eastleigh College has moved to online learning, as such campuses are closed to the vast majority of learners. The College remains open (including over the Easter holiday period) for 16-18 learners of key workers, and those learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). However, for both categories, learners are asked to stay at home where it is safe to do so. Consistent with public health advice, learners and staff are asked to follow public health guidance and the steps outlined via the 'read more' button.
Now in its fifth consecutive year, Eastleigh College recently played host to its popular 'Meet the Employer' event. The College organised activity gave local young people the rare opportunity to meet with employers across a range of industries and discuss more than 20 live Apprenticeship vacancies.
The event showcased a variety of roles which ranged from 'trade' vacancies, such as Wood Occupations, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Plumbing, through to Business Administration, Dental Nursing, Accounting and Hairdressing. All employers were happy to answer any questions that the students had, after which individuals could also apply online for any of their vacancies. In addition, there were also a range of services on-hand to help students with CV writing and interview skills.
Josh Richardson, 15, spoke highly of the event, saying "I think an Apprenticeship is for me. I was hoping to learn plumbing alongside working." With Josh's father Pete Richardson adding "There is nothing like doing a job and getting a proper qualification under your belt! It stands you in a better stead for the future. The staff at the event have been excellent, we found the information really helpful."
When discussing his experience of Eastleigh College's Apprenticeships, Jay Mohindra, Contracts Manager at Radian Group Ltd noted "We have a good relationship with Eastleigh College; every Apprentice we have had through the College has gone on to full-time employment at Radian. The event has been really really good - I had a queue! We've had some really good people."
Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and over and are available in a vast range of industry areas including Marketing and Management, Surveying, Creative and Digital Media, Security Systems, Engineering Environmental Technologies and Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
To find out more about Eastleigh College's Apprenticeship opportunities please call the Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following guidance received today from the Department for Education and Ofqual, we can provided reassurance to students who were due to sit GCSEs at Eastleigh College this summer.
Eastleigh College is delighted to announce that following the release of national government data, it has ranked 1st in Hampshire and 10th nationally against all other 6th form and further education colleges for its student achievement rates.