Updated: May 26
3 A*'s at A levels, whilst still a fantastic achievement, gives you no guarantees for the next step. But there is a growing trend that means it is not all doom and gloom...
"A recent survey showed two thirds of employers look for graduates with relevant work experience because it helps them prepare for work and develop general business awareness. Importantly, one third of employers felt that applicants did not have a satisfactory level of knowledge about their chosen career or job."
(Extract from UCAS Source: https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/work-experience-important)
One tried and tested way to give you the competitive edge is through internships and extra curricular activities. However, traditional internship programmes often require a student to take a gap year, sometimes without pay.
At Castle Sixth Form our innovative setup facilitates internships whilst continuing through your courses. Our dedicated centre staff will help students get work experience, in fields related to their study whilst ensuring they stay on track to get the best possible results.
The Head of School understands the challenges that lie ahead "Not every student knows what they want to be when they finish school, with more and more students choosing degree subjects almost on a whim. Having the opportunity to get a broader understanding of vocations related to their interests will not only help them choose, but will give them the edge over their peers both in getting onto their chosen uni course and with their future employer".
The new sixth form centre has limited spaces available for September 2021, so if you are interested in finding out more, why not get in touch today and have a no obligation consultation with our excellent support staff.