Employers ready and waiting for Apprentices!
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 1195 or email email@example.com.
Eastleigh College Confirms COVID-19 Cases
At midday on Thursday 19 November we were made aware of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst College learners. Based on the information supplied in seven of these cases there has been possible transmission linked to attendance at the College. In addition two staff members are required to self-isolate whilst seeking tests. Through our seating and group plans we have been able to quickly identify any learner(s) who were in proximity to the affected learners and all identified learners have been contacted in advance of this information being posted online and through social media. The College has also made contact with the parents, guardians or carers of these individuals where they are under 18, or under 25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan. Read more.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.