South Thames College is delighted to announce that Killik & Co will sponsor the Employer Breakfast during Employability Week 2020 in the spring term this year.
Killik & Co is a British retail investment company and independent Partnership, providing advice on savings, planning and investment to retail and personal investors through a network of branches in the UK, managing assets on behalf of 27,000 clients. They have branches across South West London, including Northcote Road, near Clapham Junction station.
This sponsorship is part of a new wider partnership between South Thames College and Killik & Co which will see free financial advice sessions provided for College staff, and support for curriculum events such as learner mock interviews, and guest lecturers on finance.
Learners from Construction Multi-Skills Level 1 have this week spent time with the management team of a Wates (www.wates.co.uk) construction site in Roehampton, learning directly on how the project is run each day.
During the visit learners completed a tour of the site, and had talks from senior managers on how health & safety is managed on site, the key employability skills that Wates look for from staff, and career progression opportunities after College, including Apprenticeships.
This visit was part of an on-going partnership between South Thames College and Wates that also includes Work Experience placements on local sites, and employability sessions covering areas such as applying for jobs, and interview practice.
Learners on Level 3 Business have this week gained first-hand experience of managing a major event by supporting the Economic Development Office at Wandsworth Council in running their 'Access to Finance Wandsworth' day at Battersea Arts Centre.
The aim of the day was to provide local business owners with the opportunity to find out about; the current funding landscape for SMEs, the various funding options available to their business, what funders are looking for, what they need to get finance ready, and what support is available.
As part of the day the Business learners supported with setting up the event, greeting guests and speakers, and helping to ensure the programme of activities ran efficiently.