Monday, 15 December 2014

Watch this film to gain insight into Apprenticeships

Interested in Apprenticeships?  Not sure what they are?  Have you heard about people taking their Apprenticeship studies all the way to degree level?  Is it true Google, Sky, IBM and PwC all employ Apprenticeships?

Whatever the question that leads you to this link, watch this short film to learn how you can find out more information about Apprenticeships now.  Click here

Friday, 5 December 2014

£15000 worth of Accountancy Training available with Kaplan

Kaplan have been in touch with our college to notify us of their Accountancy Scholarship that is now being advertised.  £15000 of training is available to the successful applicants.  For more information, click here.


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Apprenticship Open Evening

Please note that Cambridge Regional College will be hosting an
APPRENTICESHIP OPEN EVENING FOR  PARENTS AND STUDENTS  IN YEARS 11-13 on Monday, 8 December 2014 between the hours of 1800-1930.

Anybody who is interested should go to The Park Restaurant at Cambridge Regional College, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2QT

Monday, 1 December 2014

How can students best prepare for the world of work?

The average person stays in each permanent job he/she gets for four years.  If we include the temporary and part time jobs that a person might take during a time of recession (of the type we have been experiencing), then the average person will stay in each job for an average of two years.

This is a staggering turn around in the job market when compared with the past, and is due to three factors:

  1. The ease with which employers can remove employees in the first year of employment.
  2. The years of recession which has caused many employers to take on staff on short-term and zero hours contracts.
  3. A growth in the, “I don’t have to put up with this”. attitude from some young people who expect work to be, well, more like a social event than work, and who sometimes also lack the ability to handle the basic courtesies that employers who have been in the job for 30 years will demand and expect. 

Whether our society will now return to the previous norm of four years per job is hard to say.  But even if we do, there is still the fact that the average employee will change jobs 12 or more times during a career.

So, getting used to the experience of moving into a new work environment is no bad thing – and the sooner young people have that experience the better.