Last week, a range of employers visited New College every day, as part of the ‘next steps’ tutor group theme this term. The tutorial team are encouraging students to start thinking about what they plan to do when they leave college and develop an understanding of the processes involved in finding employment.
The tutorial and employability teams worked together to invite employers in to share their knowledge and experiences in recruitment. They also shared tips on how to complete an effective job application, perfecting interview techniques and career planning.
Net Sales, Red Seven Marketing and Virgin Money were some of the employers who visited to offer their valuable advice. Kate Hopkins from Zurich spoke to students about figuring out what they want from a job. She explained the importance of considering the many aspects of working life, such as flexibility, challenge and culture.
Personal Tutor Victoria Collins said: “We’ve had a successful week; all the talks were well attended despite it being exam season. The students were given so much information about how to make their job application and interview stand out.”