Employability at Runshaw

Preparing for your work / Industry placement and future employment!

Before you start your placement, you will have access to a range of face to face sessions and online workshops, to help you prepare.   The sessions will help you to enhance your employability skills.

Employability is not just about getting a job – it’s about a broader set of skills, abilities and personal attributes that enable us to be successful throughout our working lives.

Employability skills are necessary for the ‘world of work’ and are sometimes referred to as ‘transferable’ or ‘soft’ skills. These skills, alongside our knowledge and achievements will make us more likely to gain employment.

Put simply, employability skills will enable you to:

  • increase your chances of employment and getting the job you want.
  • improve your performance and add value in the workplace.
  • continue to develop and progress in your career

Here at Runshaw we strive to ensure that ‘Employability’ is embedded within all courses that we offer to enhance the learning and development of our students.

Outside of your course we have a dedicated Employability Coach who offers the following resources and support:

Employability Workshops Employability Day Student Guide
Work Readiness Workshops Employability Experience Booklet
Runshaw Experience Challenge Road to Employability
Ten Pound Challenge Passport to Employment

Employability is incredibly important because it affects your ability to realise your potential – now and in your future career!

Our workshops are informative and interactive.  During our face to face and online sessions we focus on developing the following top 10 employability skills:

Using initiative and being self-motivated
Organisational skills
Working under pressure and to deadlines
Ability to learn and adapt
Communication and interpersonal skills
Teamwork
Negotiation skills
Valuing diversity and difference
Problem solving skills
Numeracy and IT skills

In addition, we will also provide guidance on writing a ‘standout’ CV, researching employers, e-mailing and calling employers to secure your placement.

Can you enhance your Employability? Your #future could depend on it! Meet Amanda, our Employability Coach:

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Amanda Barnes

“In my role as an Employability Tutor I encourage and support students to develop important employability skills, in readiness for progression and their future careers. I deliver a 6-week programme of Employability & Work Readiness sessions to those students engaging in Industry, T-level and Work Placements, to help develop their knowledge and understanding of various employability topics including; researching job roles and organisations, telephone skills, CV and application skills, STAR interviews, and professional conduct in the workplace. All students are given the opportunity to take part in the Runshaw eXTRA online Personal Development Programme including interactive Customer Service and Employability Workshops.”