Building work skills at Employability Week

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Students built vital work skills as part of the college’s Employability Week.

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This year’s event linked in with both National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week.

Full time students across all centres took part in activities to help ensure they are ready for work when they leave college and help them towards their dream career.

These included CV building,  understanding employer expectations and employer talks as well as using resources such as Life Skills from Barclays and Discover What Matters from Lloyds.

Careers advisor Chris Webb also gave a talk with his top tips for interviews.

There were careers conventions at Huddersfield and Dewsbury centres, providing students with the opportunity to meet a wide range of employers face-to-face.

Companies supporting Employability Week included: BT, Aldi, Talk Direct, NHS Professionals, Eaton Smith Solicitors, RSPCA and the Royal Navy.

Assistant Principal Steven Downham-Clarke said: “Kirklees College works with a wide range of employers so that we can match our courses to their needs and those of industry.

“This means we can provide great opportunities and also the skills for our students to enter the world of work and begin a successful career.

“Employers are looking to invest in people with excellent qualifications but also those who can communicate well with others, are confident, display commitment, reliability, keep going when it gets tough and do a great job every day – and that’s why we have Employability Week.”

Kirklees College