Getting a Job

Getting a Job

We want to make sure that when students leave college, they are best placed to progress onto skilled employment. The courses we offer combine high-quality practical and theory so students are given the opportunity to develop industry-standard knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the workplace.

The Careers Team provide a drop-in service to help students review their CV’s, practice for job interviews and just give general advice about getting a job. Here are some useful websites that they use when delivering advice and guidance to students:

Barclays LifeSkills

BBC Bitesize Careers and Bright Knowledge

Careerpilot

Get My First Job

National Careers Service

Prince’s Trust

Prospects

Youth Employment Skills and Careers Hub 

 

Click here for our top 10 tips and tricks for successful job interviews.

Click here to download a basic CV template.

Behaviour and attitude

Employers will expect students to have developed professional standards of behaviour and attitude during their time at Kingston Maurward College. Students should be willing to adopt a positive and upbeat attitude, be eager to learn and develop their skills, be open to feedback and want to make the most of their employment opportunities.

Click here to see our framework for expected standards of professional behaviour and attitudes in the workplace.

Employability skills

Engaging with a variety of activities at college will help students to develop and strengthen their employability skills. This includes taking part in enrichment activities such as volunteering, peer mentoring or joining one of our successful sports teams.

After enrolment, all students are added to the KMCprepared Team. This has a wealth of curriculum-led information and resources that students use to help manage their own career choices but also support them to understand what they are learning on their course. There are lots of online quizzes, courses and assessments that students can do to develop the professional skills that local employers are looking for.

Click here to see the transferable skills that are assessed by employers on work placements.

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