Basingstoke College of Technology is committed to ensuring that all students gain employability skills to enable them to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the careers of their choice.
Career planning opportunities provided include Tutorial and Careers' Adviser guidance in potential job opportunities and application processes including CV writing, mock interviews by employers in workplace environments and assistance from the Aim Higher team from the University of Winchester.
Work Experience and placements students on most part-time programmes are also employed in relevant industries. Students on some programmes undertake vacation employment or placements in industry. Students on Sport courses are involved in coaching in schools and youth organisations.
Being involved with volunteering is another way to improve employability skills, as well as enhancing CVs, achieving personal development, and making a difference within the local community.
Before we approve a course staff have to demonstrate that they will provide students with employability skills. Most of our lecturers have also worked in industry and are able to make sure studies prepare students for the world of work. Ourvocational courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies.
Support for Development of Employability within courses include: Workplace research projects using corporate documentation and statistics, Live design projects, Promotional skills are encouraged by entry into competitions organised by industry and exhibiting skills are developed for example through Creation of final collection leading to catwalk show and exhibiting at New Designers.
At BCoT, all students have the opportunity to improve their learning, personal and professional skills by following an individual learning plan.