Learners from Construction Multi-Skills, Plumbing, and Electrical Installation have this week gained an insight into career progression options for after their course, as the College hosted managers from Wates Residential to talk through careers in the sector.
During the event Jennie Ellis (Community Investment Manager) and Dan Beech (Production Management Trainee) gave a detailed overview of the types of roles Wates Residential are looking to recruit to, Apprenticeships, the key employability skills they look for from staff, and the recruitment process learners have to go through if they are looking to apply for a role with the company.
Colleagues from across the 4 Colleges within the South Thames Colleges Group (STCG) have come together to celebrate and thank a number of the businesses that they work with each year to provide learners with the opportunity to develop and enhance their employability skills through activities such as Work Experience, careers talks, mock interviews, and site visits.
During the inaugural Employer Awards 2019, help at Merton College, the Chief Executive of STCG, Peter Mayhew-Smith, spoke with great pride at all of the collaborative work taking place across the group with their relevant local business communities to ensure learners are much better prepared for the world of work once they finish their studies.
This week learners from Level 2 Business have this week played a leading role in supporting the events management team at a General Election Hustings in Tooting.
Reporting to Arshad Daud, the Vice-Chair of the Balham & Tooting Community Association (BATCA), who organised the event, the learners were responsible for helping to setup the equipment on the evening, and act as Ambassadors in welcoming the guests and political candidates.
During the event the learners practiced a number of key employability skills, including teamwork, communication, and organisation.