Opportunities

We have an ongoing programme of requests from colleges for mentoring, interview skills, career sampling and presentations. Below is a list of current open requests.

If you are able to offer assistance in fulfilling any of these requests please e-mail info@gandercareers.org or call 07803250570

Available Opportunities

Career Journey Presentation

Do you have an unusual or varied career journey?  Would you be willing to give a talk to local students to demonstrate that a decision at the age of 18 is not committing them to a career for life!  If so, our students would love you to be part of our Career Enrichment day.

Mentors

Can you help support a Young Adult to become Career Ready.  Our Career Ready Students are looking for an enrichment opportunity where they would work with the support and advice of a Business Mentor.  We are looking for 10 mentors across a range of industries.

Careers within your Organisation

Are you part of a larger organisation with varied careers roles within it?  Could you hold a small 5-10 minutes interactive workshop with a group of students demonstrating the work your organisation does and/ or discuss the different career areas available?  If so, our students would love you to be part of our Career Enrichment day.

Work Placements – deadline ongoing

Students are on the look out for work placements for a minimum of 45 days per academic year to fulfil industry placement requirements for their courses.  Placements can be in blocks or spread across the year i.e. 2 days a week.  Working days should be at least 7 hours a day.  The college will provide travel expenses to the young person so the placement is of no cost to you.  The employer benefits from an extra pair of hands for an extended period of time and students are generally from Level 3 courses.  The work placement should be seen as an extension to the students practical learning and an opportunity to provide specialist training to an up and coming member of the industry.

Fulfilled

Engineering & Digital Work Placements

Our students are looking for an opportunity in industry to complete a 45 day placement, to gain valuable experience as part of their studies.  

Business Ethics Speaker

Our business team at College are looking for someone experienced to speak with the students in relation to Business Ethics.

Talk on Retail

Our business team at College are looking for someone with experience in the retail sector to talk to the students about changes in retail, in distribution and in buying habits and the changing nature of retails and the high street.

Success at Interviews – deadline Friday 8th November

We are looking for a guest speaker to deliver a 1-hour session on interview skills.  The students will have time over the following weeks of the careers programme to practice the skills covered.  The speaker would plan and deliver their own content but ideally the session should be engaging and interactive.

Career Champion Mock Interviews – deadline 8th November

Over previous weeks young people will have been part of a series of careers workshops.  We are looking for 15-20 people from a range of sectors to be involved in conducting 1 or 2 mock interviews so students can practice the skills they’ve gained on the programme.  The session is an hour in length and individual interviews will last no more than 30 minutes.

IT placements - One week work experience placements required in an IT environment

Placements in Web designSoftware Development, Coding, CAD, IT support, Cyber Security all of interest.  The students are all in their final year of Level 3 Btec IT

Mock Interview in the Business Management/management accounting area

A student is interested in working in a Business environment and would like the opportunity of having a mock interview and speaking to someone who ideally works at a larger company so could explain some of the management/management accounting roles in their industry. She is looking for an apprenticeship when she leaves college in June.

Effective Communication for Gaining Employment – deadline Friday 18th October

A guest speaker is required to deliver a 1-hour session on effective communication.  Content to be advised by the guest speaker but the session should be interactive and look at verbal and listening skills, presentation skills (including video applications) and email communication.

Starting up a New Business

A presentation is required about starting up a new business. The students have a unit for their Applied Business course where they have to go through the process to start up their own business. They look at finance, the business idea, the market, sourcing supplies, staff considerations, marketing etc and put together a business plan.

Career Champion Speed Dating - deadline Friday 25th October

We are looking for 15-20 people from a range of different sector areas to be involved in a speed networking event where students can take 5-10 minutes talking to employers/ employees about different career areas.

Writing A Winning CV – deadline Friday 11th October

A guest speaker is required to deliver a 1-hour session on CV writing, applications and letters of application.  The content will be advised by the guest speaker.  Ideally the session should be engaging and interactive.  

One week Science based placements for several students studying science subjects

Biology, Pharmaceuticals, Laboratory testing etc. The students are all in their final year of Level 3 Btec Applied Science.

An inspiring talk about how Maths is used in the real world

A presentation to the U6 Maths students about careers using Maths theory. Many of our students are looking at going into careers linked with finance in the future.