More than 45 students from Rochdale Sixth Form College recently completed a career placement with leading employers from across the region.
The organisations involved this year included the Pennine Accute Hospitals NHS Trust, The Casey Group, Drugmart Pharmacy, Ernst & Young, The Eye Clinic, Gatley Read Chartered Acountants, PMM Accountants, Oulder Hill School, Tetrosyl, United Utilities and Weightmans Law Firm amongst many more. The feedback from all the organisations has been overwhelming with comments praising the attitude and commitment of the students.
All students at Rochdale Sixth Form College are able to request support with obtaining a career placement and it is their aim to offer all students a career placement before they leave the college, to support applications for further study and employment. RSFC students have been successful in securing work experience placements with a range of organisations over the years and a number of students that have attended these placements have also been offered employment once their studies are completed.
As part of tutorial lessons students develop their skills in CV writing, completing job applications, telephone skills and verbal and non-verbal communication which have all proved to be a fantastic foundation for them.
Sarah Pollard, Employability & Career Placement Coordinator at Rochdale Sixth Form College said: “We’re very grateful to all the organisations that have supported our career placement scheme over the years and we’re very proud of all the students who were fantastic ambassadors for the college. Work experience is so beneficial and we are always keen to hear from any other businesses who would like to work with us. Not only is it a great opportunity for the students to gain experience but they’re also prepared to work very hard and be an asset to any organisation.”