When I was a learner at Burton and South Derbyshire College, I used Career Coach to plan my options for the future. The tool helped me visualise my journey for future career options and also gave me detailed information about opportunities and trends in my local area. I used Career Coach on a weekly basis as it was helpful to keep up to date with how trends were changing in the local area.
I knew that I wanted to be a pilot, but didn’t quite know how to get involved with the industry. By using Career Coach I got the information required to begin my journey, was able to view trends of how many people in my area are employed in this job and what the average earnings are. Thanks to this information I have now had a conditional offer from a University to study Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training in September 2014.
During my time as Students’ Union President I recommended Career Coach to learners as some of them did not have a full understanding of what they wanted to do in the future. By looking at information within the programme they could gain a better understanding of different industries and local employment trends. Lots of learners also used Career Coach to help build their CVs. The CV-builder tool is a highly effective step-by-step guide on how to prepare a successful CV.
Career Coach is a flexible tool, meaning you can use it as much or as little as it suits you, and works well in combination with other information such as advice and guidance teams. It also gives people the opportunity to go out there and look for things on their own thanks to the ‘Job Postings’ section. In my opinion, the best things about Career Coach are how simple it is to use and how effective the information is when planning out your future.
Sabbatical President & Olympic Torchbearer
Burton and South Derbyshire College
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