Sixth Form Centre - Mini Prospectus 2024

GETTING YOU READY FOR THE WORLD OF WORK ACCESS TO EMPLOYERS It is important that you have access to various types of employers, from small local firms to international corporations. As a student at University College Birmingham, you are welcome to attend our employability fairs, so you have an opportunity to meet and chat to employers and get first-hand experience of their employment processes, even if you’re not looking for a job. Then, when your job search starts, you’re already ahead of the game. From the moment you start your journey with us, we will be getting you ready for the world of work, whether that’s through introducing you to the breadth of careers available or giving you specific skills employers are looking for. Our careers, placements and employability support is there to ensure you stand out in your field when you complete your studies. At the start of your journey with us, you will attend an induction to Hired (the employability support team) to discover the full range of services on offer. They include: CAREER MANAGEMENT You will have access to a whole range of online tools and resources to help with setting your career goals and developing the skills you need to stand out to employers. We regularly deliver workshops and presentations, helping you master UCAS personal statements, CV writing, interview techniques and much more. WORK PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Universities and employers seek out young people who already have work experience. Our subject-specific employability tutors are on hand to guide you before, during and after your work experience placement, offering advice on the type of roles available, suggesting employers to suit you and helping to prepare you for your time in industry. MINI PROSPECTUS 2024 15 14