Careers Fair

On Tuesday 7 May, 400 students and their parents were able to meet with employers and attend a talk about Apprenticeships by Sue Taylor (from the Association of Learning Providers in Surrey).  Curriculum staff also had the chance to meet with employers earlier on in the day, to discuss the skills they were looking for, …

Finn at the College

Finn gains work experience within Formula One

Congratulations to Finn Russell who’s secured work experience this Easter, within the Marketing team at Williams Racing.  Finn was one of around 2,700 students who applied to do work experience at the Formula One, Williams Racing team  (otherwise known as Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited). Knowing how intense the competition for work experience was likely to be, Finn had the …

Get set for interview success

Last week, 63 College students got themselves ‘interview-ready’ by taking part in a specialist workshop run by Platform7teen – an employability and life skills charity. Students prepared for, then practised, their verbal and non-verbal communications skills in group mock interviews.   Ellen Walkinshaw Director of Progression said, “Thank you to the Platform7teen team for delivering such engaging and impactful sessions. …

Winners of the Beach Hut competition

 Winning beach hut design lands Annice work experience

Congratulations to Lower Sixth 3D Design student Annice for her winning beach hut prototype, which has secured her a week’s architectural work experience. Head of 3D Design and Engineering Rebecca Degiorgio ran the competition as a ‘warm-up’ exercise before next year’s formally assessed coursework. She said, “We asked Jhonnatan, an architect with WS Planning & …

Get Ahead Day: Next Steps

Last Thursday (February 1) around 120 Intermediate students took part in Get Ahead Day: Next Steps.  Massive thanks to all the employers, FE colleges and apprenticeship providers who came to help our students navigate their choices to stay on at Reigate College; study or train elsewhere; or find a College leaver role to apply for. …

A screenshot of the National Apprenticeship Week SharePoint area.

Building key skills for success after College

Building on September’s Apprenticeship and Employment launch event, January saw around 400 Upper Sixth students benefit from three consecutive weeks of interactive virtual workshops. Delivered by Uptree, Pfizer UK, Cogent Skills and Space & Time the sessions were designed to improve access to industry advice and guidance for students looking to secure an apprenticeship or …