At Intec Business Colleges our Employment Services provide courses that equip job seekers with a broad range of skills specifically designed to help build confidence, enhance CVs and widen long term employment prospects.
Every day we’re delighted to see the positive results our courses provide but how does it all work and why is our training so successful? Best way to find out is to ask someone who’s experienced the process first hand, and so we did.
Meet Libby Jones.
Liberty – “Libby” to her friends of which we are now proud to be amongst – left De Montfort University with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Following a well deserved three month break, Libby started job seeking but found the going tougher than expected.
Her plan was to get a job in the prison service, for which she was academically fully qualified. However, as so many university graduates find when released into the business world, practical skills – in Libby’s case, IT – were not completely “job ready”.
Libby took a Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills. She’d heard about it through her local Job Centre, and being a Job Centre service, she didn’t have to pay.
The course, which can be taken at any one of four dedicated Intec Centres in Rugby, Nottingham, Reading or Tamworth, lasted eight weeks with an average of 15.5 hours of learning time per week.
In Libby’s own words: “Although I had a base knowledge of IT it wasn’t sufficient for the kind of role I was aiming for. On the course I learned a wide variety of IT skills and also covered CV writing which was a tremendous help.
“With my new Diploma qualification, confidence at a high and a completely revamped CV I applied for a position within the Prison Service and was offered an interview. Intec were incredibly supportive throughout the process, even to the point of taking me through a practice interview the day before I was due to undertake the real thing!”
Suffice to say, Libby got her job and is thrilled to be working within the prison system. She now uses Excel every day and, with a proper career structure ahead of her, is fully qualified and equipped to progress further within the organisation.
To find out more about our employment course please email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 0808 100 1155.