Hereward students prepare for life after college during National Careers Week

As part of National Careers Week, Hereward College has been working in partnership with local employers to provide support, share information and prepare students for their future careers.

Students took part in a whole host of activities as part of Hereward’s ‘Building On Week’ which involved planning for the future, job applications and interview preparation, trying out different jobs as well as learning about living independently.

Local businesses such as BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Barclays Banks Life Skills, Royal Shakespeare Company and ALS Environmental provided an insight into the various job roles and career paths within their businesses. Students took part in radio interviews, beauty therapy demonstrations, and first aid revival techniques with guidance from St John’s Ambulance.

Organisations such as Remploy, the National Citizen Service, Vinspired, Evenbreak and Warwickshire Employment Services Team (WEST) were also on hand to provide advice and support.

Living independently and the local community was also a key part of the week with West Midlands emergency services, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Take A Break Warwickshire and Xpress Yourself, among the organisations discussing independent living after college.

Previous Hereward students also got the chance to share their experiences and career journeys once leaving college. The next phase of the students’ career journey ‘Moving On’ will take place in May with a series of events aimed at supporting them as they leave the college.

If other businesses and support providers would like to take part in future events please contact Employability Developer Tilly Neill on 024 7642 6185 or email