Employability student looking at job vacancies on the computer

Employability

It is important to develop the skills that will help you to find and keep a job or volunteering opportunity.

Students on Study Programme will be offered an Employability qualification as part of their timetable if they are studying at Entry 3 or above. Examples of units include planning for progression, searching and applying for jobs, rights and responsibilities at work and interview skills. Work placements are also provided and this will be related to the course being studied.

We have excellent links with lots of employers including Alder Hey Hospital, Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool One and local football clubs. We also invite employers into college to offer workshops throughout the year and during National Careers Week. You may also visit employers or attend job fairs. Progression from college is supported by our Moving On event to which we invite local organisations, companies and training providers to offer advice on what you can do once you leave college. 

Job search is offered as an enrichment activity, which supports CV development and researching current job opportunities.

Employability Case Studies

Greenbank College student Daniel in Alder Hey Hospital

“As a result of the work experience placement arranged through College, I now volunteer regularly at Alder Hey Hospital as part of the Patient Experience Team. This has really made a difference to my personal development – my confidence has increased tremendously and through my work, I can really make a difference to hospital visitors. The experience that I’ve gained is really useful when completing job applications and will help me to get my dream job in the future.”

Daniel Fawcett
Alder Hey Volunteer

Here’s what one one our Health and Social Care students has to say about the College and her work placement:

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