Securing Employment

Here at Kingston Maurward we strive to provide an exceptional learner experience so that when you leave college you are best placed to progress into skilled employment.

Our study programmes combine both theory and practice so that you are given the opportunity to develop industry-standard knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required for the workplace.

We provide a drop-in service at the Careers Common Room so if you need help with your CV, want to practice for a job interview or just want to talk to someone about getting a job, come in and speak to the Careers Team.

Here are some resources that you might find helpful when it comes to securing employment:

CV’s and cover letters

Barclay’s LifeSkills offers a free online tool to help build your CV

BBC Bitesize Careers and Bright Knowledge offer tips in writing CVs and cover letters

Get My First Job provides advice on building your CV

The National Careers Service has a guide on how to create a CV and cover letter

The Prince’s Trust offers tips in writing CVs and cover letters

The Youth Employment Skills and Careers Hub also offers tips in writing CVs and cover letters


Identifying your skills, achievements and abilities and being able to articulate them will give you an edge during your interview. You might want to use the following pointers as prompts…

  • Your experience
  • Your abilities
  • Your achievements
  • Transferrable skills
  • Personal Qualities
  • Things you’ve learned
  • Your skills
  • Your work values
  • Your career opportunities
  • What you’re good at
  • What you want to do in life
  • Your aims and what you want to gain from the placement

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

Employability skills

Engaging with a variety of careers activities will help you to develop and strengthen your employability skills. There are lots of online resources that you might like to use to help you develop and increase your confidence in your employability skills, here are some examples: