We are also grateful to members of the local Rotary Club, who have given their time voluntarily each year to conduct individual interviews for our students and to offer invaluable advice and feedback prior to university and employment applications.
Close links with the Education Business Partnership have enabled us to host work-based learning support days at Treviglas. Students have received advice on making competitive written applications, producing a high-quality CV and interview techniques. Dedicated support days will take place on the 26th February, 2021 and during Progression and Skills Week, beginning on the 12th July, 2021.
All year 12 students have been asked to set up a regular work placement. Many of our students have volunteered in primary schools, nurseries, care homes and hospitals. Other students have found a placement in IT, Architecture, Accountancy and this just gives you a flavour of what you could do. The important thing is that students gain experience to enhance their CV and establish contact with people, who could write references for them in future applications. Transferable skills are highly valued in the workplace and a placement is a great way to develop these.
Students are also required to complete a block work experience placement at the end of year 12. Next year this will take place from the 19th – 23rd July. The letter on our website gives full details of the work placement scheme. We subscribe to Unifrog which, alongside detailed information about higher education choices, has a section on Modern Apprenticeships. Again students are shown how to log in and they can create short-lists of the apprenticeships on a live and regularly updated site. Should you wish further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at college.