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Want to trial your next apprentice? Pledge to our extended work placement programme - “Career Hub.”

21 September 2018
- News

Business Breakfast, Thursday September 27, 7.30am, Gloucestershire College Cheltenham Campus.

Due to our strong reputation in Further Education and unrivalled links with local employers, we have been selected to partake in a government initiative to take full time students’ work experience to a new level.

The Career Hub is an exciting new extended work placement for local employers and selected Level 3 (A Level equivalent) students. Only 155 students out of 2,600 have been chosen to undertake in this exclusive programme with some of the county’s top employers.

The work experience placement is directly linked to the student’s specific course, and can be job shadowing an existing employee, or a more hands on independent and practical approach, to be agreed between each employer and their student(s).

The Career Hub is much more than the week or two of work placements students may have experienced at school; this initiative requires 45 days’ worth of work  over an academic year, for one or two days a week, or in a longer consolidated block of time.

We provide an in-depth matching service, ensuring the right student is partnered with a suitable company, and that their career interests are aligned with the business’s needs. Employment Coaches will also further support the student and employer out in the workplace.

Not only does this initiative provide valuable career and professional experience for students to increase their job prospects, but it enables employers to trial potential apprentices with considerably lower recruitment costs.

Sue Steed, Vice Principal, states “We are delighted to have been selected to join this prestigious work placement initiative. The Career Hub provides our students with fantastic career experience matched to their course, and furthermore enables employers to trial and grow the talent for their future business. “

Local businesses are invited to learn more about this exciting new venture, by attending our Career Hub breakfast launch event on Thursday 27 September with breakfast served at 7.30am. Venue:  Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham Campus, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham GL51 7SJ.

There will be an opportunity to:

  • Find out more about work placements and how they feature in student qualifications;
  • Hear from local businesses already offering work placements;
  • Meet the GC Career Hub team;
  • Make your employer work placement pledge.

Visit to register.

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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