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Students prepare for employment with help from Santander

Global employer Santander recently visited Eastleigh College to interview students to help prepare them for employment.

Various students studying Travel and Tourism met with staff from Santander, to undertake a mock interview for a role at leading travel agent, Thomas Cook. The students were asked questions relating to the travel and tourism industry, as well as general interview questions in a bid to prepare students for their next steps.

Barbara, 17 who is a Level 3 Travel and Tourism student was interviewed by two professionals from Santander and describes, “My interview was very positive and was a great experience which will help me finish my unit at College, as well as prepare me for future interviews. I was really nervous beforehand, but it’s given me confidence in interviews and I now have an idea of what to expect in future.”

Similar to interviews in a real workplace, the students are waiting for feedback from the interviewers at Santander, which will help them develop their skills even further.

Andy Wright, Regional Director at Santander was one of four professionals who interviewed the students and comments on the experience, “On a personal level I found it very uplifting and really encouraging knowing that employees of the future are well prepared and tutored for a career in their chosen industry.”

The College helps students become the skilled professional they want to be by providing support to get them ready for a career. Whether it’s through the industry-standard facilities at the College, the workplace environment or the College’s strong links with employers, students are equipped with the skills needed for employment.

To find out how Eastleigh College gets students Career Ready, visit our case studies page to hear from current students and Alumni to see how they're getting on.