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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Career Journey Presentation – deadline 8th January 2020

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.

Careers within your Organisation – deadline 8th January 2020

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.

Fulfilled

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.  

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.

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.

An Inspiring talk about how theories learnt in Psychology can be used in the workplace

Government Strategy states that students should listen to an employer talking about how that subject is relevant in the work place and to be delivered to groups where a meaningful engagement takes place – ideally class sizes. Looking for a talk lasting about 30 minutes explaining to students how psychology is used in their workplace, how the person got into the career they are in now and some of the jobs/projects they have been involved in. Focus is on industry not academic. The aim of the talk is to try and inspire students and help them understand the relevance of their subject.  Ideally – a private practitioner, social worker and recruitment consultant – psychometric profiling.

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.

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.   

Financial Studies speaker(s) wanted!

We are looking for someone from the Finance industry (Banking, Insurance, Financial Planning/Advice etc.) to come and talk to our students, who are studying LIBF Diploma and Certificate in Financial Studies, about the industry, regulation, careers routes, product knowledge etc. 

We would like to request a speaker for the upper sixth Financial Studies, the topic areas are around Marketing, Competition, Sustainability and External influences within the Finance/Banking industry. Or just how your organisation functions, is owned and how you recruit / train staff.

An Inspiring talk about Economics in the real world

A presentation to the Economic students about careers using Economic theory. Ideally someone linked to a trade union or a trade union rep who could explain the role of the union and the impact they can have on equal opps, collective bargaining in the business and the role in the labour market – giving examples in the workplace.

Looking for a talk lasting about 30-45 minutes explaining to students how Economic theory is used in the workplace, how the person got into the career they are in now and some of the jobs/projects they have been involved in.