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.
Eastleigh College works in partnership with local employer Simplyhealth to positively impact student and employee development.
The partnership spanning many years is continuing to grow, adding real value to the company and students at Eastleigh College. The company visited Business Administration students at the College to boost employability skills in a variety of ways. This included employability days, guest talks and CV workshops, giving students a wider understanding on the skills and workplace behaviours employers look for in new recruits.
A recent CV workshop at the College raised awareness among students of the importance of CV writing and other employability skills and processes employers undertake, including assessment days and interviews. For some students, this was their initial insight to employment and proved extremely valuable.
The joint partnership has also benefitted existing staff at Simplyhealth during an internal interviewing course, using Eastleigh College students as mock candidates. From this session, employees were upskilled by practising interview techniques and have added value to the business by developing their recruitment skills. During this activity, the company were also exposed to the rich talent of students from Eastleigh College, spotting the strong potential the students offered. Amy, a Business Administration student at Eastleigh College impressed Simplyhealth and was invited to apply for a job after completing her course, soon becoming a full-time Customer Advisor, working for the company for two years.
Natalie Dixey, Talent and Development Specialist at Simplyhealth comments on the partnership with the College, “Over the coming months we’ll be growing our Apprenticeship relationship with the college - it’s great to work closely with educational institutions in our community at a time where there’s a positive trend of bridging skill gaps led through joint employer and education relationships.”
The College has a network of over 4,000 employers across the country, and is looking forward to developing its partnership with Simplyhealth.
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.