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
Get My First Job provides advice on building your CV
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
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: