Our way to get you ahead in the job market

At Rotherham College we have developed an extensive employability scheme that will help you become ready to go straight out in to the world of work once you have completed your studies with us.

What you can expect from College

During your time at Rotherham College you will get the following support with developing your employability skills, this will include;

  • A weekly tutorial, focused on work readiness and personal development
  • A minimum of two employer guest speakers
  • Access to appointments with the Careers and Employability Officer
  • Access to work experience placement
  • Knowledge of how and where to complete job searches
  • Support with completing CVs/ application forms
  • A mock interview
  • Access to cross College and department based careers events
  • Opportunity to enter skills competitions
  • Completion of the Personal Development Passport

What we expect from you

  • 100% attendance
  • Engagement in your tutorial sessions
  • Be responsible for your success

Employability Skills

In brief employability skills are ‘the skills almost everyone needs to do almost any job’ (The UK Commission for Employment and Skills).

It is important that you know what these skills are, what they mean and how you can show an employer you have developed these through your time at college.

A Positive Attitude  Readiness to take part, openness to new ideas and activities, desire to achieve, a “can do” approach.

Self Management  Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, time management, readiness to improve own performance.

Teamworking  Respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, contributing to discussions.

Business & Customer Awareness  Basic understanding of the key drivers for business success and the need to provide customer satisfaction. Problem Solving – analysing facts and circumstances and applying creative thinking to develop the right solutions.

Communication & Literacy  Application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and speak confidently and clearly, including listening and questioning.

Being able to use numeracy  Can work with numbers, has general maths awareness and knows how to use maths concepts in work settings.

Application of IT  Basic IT skills, including knowing word processing, spreadsheets, file management, use of internet search engines and in some cases social media.