South Staffordshire College

Learners focus on their next steps during annual progression and employability week

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A highlight in the college calendar, South Staffordshire College are once again gearing up for their annual ‘Progression and Employability Week’. The perfect opportunity for existing learners to focus on their longer term career goals and evaluate their next steps, this year’s event will take place at all of the college campuses from 24th – 28th April 2017.

As well as having the college’s industry expert staff on hand to offer advice and guidance on apprenticeships and higher education, learners will also have the chance to talk with a huge variety of employers and universities to find out more about establishing a career in the industry they love. Throughout the week, learners will be able to take part in a range of engaging have-a-go activities and workshops, including the professional use of social media, hear careers talks from industry specialists and explore the best routes for them based on their individual ambitions.

Representatives from Staffordshire University, Birmingham City University and Wolverhampton University will be visiting the college’s campuses in Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock and Rodbaston to provide more information on student finance and writing personal statements, while the Army Reserves will also be running a range of hands-on workshops to help learners develop their teamwork and communication skills.

For those who want tips on how to find a job, write a fantastic CV or excel in a job interview, there is also the opportunity to get one-to-one support from experienced professionals too. Mock Interviews will be held for those who are on the verge of applying for their first job and tailored feedback will be provided to each ‘candidate’, helping pave the way for their experiences in the ‘real world’.


Apprenticeships are also high on the agenda and the college’s dedicated apprenticeships experts are on hand to provide all the facts about the benefits of becoming an apprentice; from earning a salary while learning to gaining practical, industry relevant training as well as a qualification.

An increasingly popular route that not only provides people with the qualifications they need to pursue their chosen career, but also gives them the chance to learn from experienced industry professionals, South Staffordshire College have seen a surge in apprenticeships applications over recent years. The college are now working alongside more businesses than ever to deliver opportunities in sectors including Motor Vehicle maintenance, Landbased Engineering, IT and many more.

Are you currently studying for your GCSEs or A Levels and are unsure of your next steps? Do you want to explore your options or find out more about what’s on offer at South Staffordshire College? Why not get in touch!

Call 0300 456 2424 to talk with an experienced member of staff or pop in to the College’s Open Events:

Cannock Campus, 20th June 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Lichfield Campus, 22nd June 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Tamworth, Torc and Rodbaston Campuses, 24th June 2017, 10am – 1pm

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