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Publication Date:- 2018-02-10
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Hugh Baird College event provides local employment opportunities

Photo - Traineeship Event

HUGH Baird College recently played host to a wide selection of employers from across the Region as they showcased a range of Traineeship vacancies available to people aged 16; 24 through the College's Traineeship programme.

The Traineeship scheme at Hugh Baird College requires those who sign up to complete a minimum of 6 weeks study spread over 2 days a week in areas such as Functional Skills and Employability. Once qualifications are completed, learners then have the opportunity to progress onto an Apprenticeship programme or remain employed by their chosen employer. With a supportive Traineeship team at Hugh Baird College, staff are always available to discuss all options open to learners, thus ensuring the student selects a Traineeship option suitable for their chosen career path.

Hugh Baird College, Traineeship Co-ordinator, Monica Powell said:- "The scheme is designed to give learners good quality work experience in their chosen careers, whilst simultaneously up skilling them through recognised and valued qualifications. The scheme as a whole is designed to make sure that learners grow in confidence and ultimately gain an apprenticeship or employment."

To give all visitors to the event, a broad understanding of the types of industries they could start a career in, they were treated to talks from companies such as:- Banardos, Scope, Blok n Mesh, South Sefton Foodbank and The Orrell Trust.

All employers also gave visitors more information on the responsibilities of each role and any future prospects that could come from the available positions.

Hugh Baird College currently have placements are available in:-

Business Administration.

Health and Social Care.





Graphic Design.

Customer Service.


For more information about the Collage go onto their website today!

Undergraduates to tutor GCSE students in Liverpool

AROUND 60 University of Liverpool undergraduates have been recruited to work with Secondary School pupils in the City to drive up attainment in maths and science. The project is part of the Liverpool Promise; a pledge by education, civic, cultural and business leaders to make the City's education system the best in the UK.

The scheme is being run by the Tutor Trust, a unique education charity, which tackles educational inequality by supplying Schools, with top quality academic tutors who are studying at University. They will work with 6 Liverpool Secondary Schools:- Alsop High, De La Salle Academy, Fazakerley High, Notre Dame Catholic College, Holly Lodge Girls' College and Liverpool Life Sciences UTC; who will identify year 11 students that need 1 to 1 support to improve their GCSE grades.

Councillor Nick Small, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for schools, said:- "Although exam results have been improving in Liverpool, we need to go further and faster in driving up results in particular subjects, as well as encouraging university students to think about teaching as a career.  This is a great scheme which is a win-win for everyone. The university students are paid for their time and get the chance to find out what it's like to work in education. The pupils benefit from working on an individual basis to improve their grades by working with a student who can also raise their aspirations by giving them an insight into the difference a university education can make to their life and career chances."

Nick Bent and Abigail Shapiro, co-founders of the Tutor Trust, said:- "We are delighted to be working in Liverpool and have had an overwhelming level of interest from undergraduates wanting to be part in this programme. We have had great support from the University of Liverpool and from 250 applications have selected 58 of the brightest and best students who we will be place with schools over the next few months. We are very much looking forward to replicating our recent success in helping Schools make sure their pupils achieve their full potential."

The Tutor Trust won the national prize for 'Best New Charity in Britain' at the Charity Times Awards in 2016 and the top 'Spirit of Community' award from Yorkshire Bank in 2017.

More information about the Liverpool Promise can be found at:- LiverpoolPromise.Org.

More information about the work of the Tutor Trust can be found at:- TheTutorTrust.Org.

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