Here at Hull College Group we offer Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes to manage their life, learning and work. Careers education does not have a start and end point; it is a fluid and continuous journey supported by a range of activities that help to inform individuals to take their next steps into further/ higher education and ultimately employment or self-employment.
Careers in the Curriculum
Throughout a student’s studies while at Hull College there are a number of career focused activities within the different curriculum areas and centrally that will help develop a student’s employability skills and raise a student’s aspirations:
- Students studying a Study Programme have the opportunity to complete 30 hours of external work experience to support their career aspirations and employability skills
- Opportunities to work with employers on projects and commissioned briefs
- Careers Fest – an opportunity to meet employers and gain an insight to many careers
- Volunteer Hub. Find out how beneficial volunteering can be and how this can get you further on your career path
- Visiting speakers to deliver talks on career specific subjects
- Visits to employers to experience working environments
- Opportunity to enter skills competitions to master skill specific projects to become world class talent (Check out the Alumni page to read about our students success)
- To gain confidence and experience of attending interviews and essential interview skills.
- Supported Internship Programme for students with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities
- Extended work placements
Employability Skills Passport Employers place equal value in ensuring that prospective employees possess a broad set of skills and knowledge. With this in mind, Hull College Group created the Employability Skills Passport and Seal. Accredited by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, the Passport is based on the 7 Confederation of British Industry (CBI) skills.
These skills cover competencies and 22 sub skills, and include: Problem solving, self-management, team work, application of digital technology, application of number, business and customer awareness.
Achieving these competencies and skills supports students in making a successful transition to employment, and Hull College Group provides students with a wide range of opportunities through which they are able to develop the 22 sub skills including work experience, skills competitions, employer live briefs, curriculum assessments and social enterprise projects.
Impartial and high quality careers guidance
All students are entitled to high quality independent careers guidance to help assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. Hull College Group has a number of internal and external careers advisors who students are able to speak to confidentially regarding their career specific needs. The team can assist students with a number of career related enquiries such as:
- Career related information and how to get there
- Information of other training providers and agencies who can assist students to reach their potential and future aspirations
- Interview Skills
- Class Talks
- CV writing skills
The team work closely with staff, students, external agencies and employers across the Group to promote careers and host a number of events and resources to raise aspirations with students.