The National Careers Service is a useful source of careers information, advice and guidance for people living in England.
Employer insights are a key component of the careers programme and we work closely with local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships LEP/The Careers & Enterprise Company, and Surrey Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the College reflects the needs of business. Also, our relationships with local businesses allows us to embed into our courses and apprenticeships the employability qualities employers look for in their workforce. Through these relationships the college and students gain valuable labour market insight to inform future careers decisions.
Mentoring can be a good option for young people. Furthermore, someone who already works in a particular field can be a great source of information. In addition to this, finding a careers mentor is also worth considering. A mentor can help inform and guide you through different choices (especially if you have identified an area of interest) https://brightsidementoring.org
Work placements/Industry Placements are embedded into study programmes and these are supported by their course tutors and Industry Placement Advisors, finding the most appropriate opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours. Students can gain employability skills from a wide range of activities and they should be open to experiencing and participating in all those available to enrich their studies and enhance their progression opportunities.
The college has a dedicated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Department with specialist staff providing meaningful information advice and guidance on other courses, employment or sheltered independent schemes.
The college has specially designed courses for students in transition between school/Entry Level provision and employment. The courses offer opportunities for learners to gain qualifications in employability skills and vocational experience.
If you are an education provider and would like to arrange to have access to Brooklands College students, please contact our Careers Team to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.