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REED NCFE Partnership Offers Real Career Advice



Tresham’s latest partnership with REED NCFE, will ensure that all full time students can be confident that they receive the best possible advice and support into the world of work or apprenticeships.

Last week it was highlighted by the Commons Education Select Committee, that young people are not able to access quality and appropriate career guidance, however, Tresham is committed to ensure that once they come to college they can gain the advice and guidance with full support to get that next step into their dream career.

REED NCFE centres are based at each of Tresham’s main campuses and are staffed with fully trained professionals who work with students and local employers to ensure that local and national businesses can fill their vacancies with young people and adults who have completed the relevant training required for their business.

In addition to the services provided at each dedicated REED NCFE centre, all full time courses include employability skills training as an additional qualification for students to gain CV writing and interview techniques.

Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham stated:

In the current economic climate and jobs market for young people, it is important for us as a college to improve our students chances of progressing into employment or an apprenticeship once they complete their training. Our partnership with REED NCFE will provide the important support to each of our students in their search for work and ensures that employers in and around Northamptonshire can fill their vacancies with the workforce of the future.”

Nick Hughes Senior Operations Manager for REED NCFE said: We firmly believe that the REED NCFE initiative is the right solution to address the potential disconnect between employers and colleges – helping young people to find work and providing top class recruits for local business. Since the launch of the partnership last January at Bournemouth and Poole College, the service has had an average of 200 live vacancies each month, placing hundreds of students in employment at the end of their college courses. We hope and expect the same success for Tresham.”

Tom Millar Director at REED said: “Employment outcomes are a big challenge for colleges – young people want to learn, gain skills and enjoy college; but they also want to earn money and forge a career after they finish studying.  The partnership with REED NCFE will make the college more responsive to such a challenge – we have the skills and expertise to equip students for the competitive labour market, offer them tailored training and ultimately match them to jobs.”

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