Step Into your Future Week

Our Step Into Your Future programme is designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage with a wide range of professionals representing industries, universities and apprenticeship providers, helping to enhance your employability skills and confirm training and career aspirations.

For a week in June, all first-year students opt to carry out their own work placements or choose to explore one of 30 different career areas in more detail by undertaking a programme organised by College. This encompasses a mix of interactive workshops, talks and visits all designed to give valuable first-hand information about specific careers, degrees, apprenticeships and the required employability skills. A Careers Fair is also held in College during this week, enabling students to target specific Universities or employers of particular interest, gaining further valuable information.

Across the year students are also encouraged to carry out volunteering or further work placements on a weekly basis as an enrichment activity, or during their holidays. Employers are also invited into College to talk about careers and future training opportunities.

“When I started College, I was unsure of what my future would look like but the Step Into week
really solidified the multitudes of options available for me that I hadn’t even heard of.”