Learn from industry leaders or volunteer in something you love. No matter the course you’ve decided to study at Marple Sixth Form, you will be supported in gaining work experience to help you develop essential employability skills, such as networking, communication, organisation and creative problem solving. We can also support you with sourcing part-time work so you can build your CV alongside your studies.
Students on 16-18 study programmes (including potential students) will have access to careers information, advice, guidance and meaningful encounters with employers including access to work experience placements.
How can we support your career?
CV Writing & Cover Letter Guidance
Experienced Career Advisors
Access to Online Careers Platform 'Start'
Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation
Support with UCAS Applications and progression into Higher Education
To support individuals on their journey to a successful career all students studying with us here at Marple Sixth Form are enlisted onto our Careers Programme, as an integral part of their study programme. We even provide impartial careers guidance and support before you choose to enrol with us.
We provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to make positive career choices. The Careers Programme is tailored to the needs of individual students and provides a range of activities prior to enrolment, on programme and also as part of a student’s progression at the end of their course.
Work Experience & Volunteering
In addition to traditional short term work experience, our students will have the opportunity to take part in our Industry Placement Programme, benefiting from 45-60 days with a top employer in the student’s chosen sector, linking what you are learning in the classroom to practical application in the field. Our employer partners are committed to ensuring these placements are beneficial for the individual, building your industry knowledge and personal network in time for you to finish your studies and enter the world of work.
Every course will also have a programme of guest speakers from industry who will visit your classes to share with you their professional experiences and what is important in making yourself a success.
We offer volunteering opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop team work and communication skills, support your community, and build your CV. We also support an annual charity which is chosen by staff and students at the college where you can be involved in fundraising activities and build your skills.