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Careers and employment opportunities

Learners at Strathmore College are able to benefit from a strong vocational element to their learning programme. For those individuals looking to progress into work, we offer a structured and highly-supportive programme to help them achieve this goal. This may involve:

The Quality in Careers Standard

  • Accompanying learners to interviews
  • Supporting learners on placement
  • Access to work coaches
  • Providing assistance with CV writing and job applications
  • Identifying and arranging suitable work placements in line with the learner’s interests
  • Linking with employers in the home area to support progression

Our learners have previously completed work experience placements in a variety of organisations, across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Local health authority
  • Café
  • Day Nurseries
  • Local stables providing riding for the disabled
  • Newsagents
  • Florists
  • Hospital porters
  • Matalan
  • Halfords
  • Pizza Hut
  • Emma Bridgewater
  • Premier Inn
  • Trentham Gardens
  • JCB
  • Synectics - Solutions
  • Dunelm

Supported internship


To develop the skills to successfully progress into paid employment at the end of the year.


Interns attend work three days a week. Specially trained work coaches facilitate on the job training to enable learners to develop the skills to be competent and confident in their job roles. A graded reduction in support will be carefully planned to enable the learner to work without support by the end of their programme.

Interns follow a two day college programme to enable them to develop the skills that are essential for maintaining and sustaining their potential employment in the future. Where appropriate interns also work towards qualifications that will support them in their chosen vocation.


To have sustainable employment.

Key skills and learning: College programme

  • Contracts of employment
  • Understanding of job specification 
  • Managing finances
  • Reporting procedures in the workplace
  • HR procedures
  • First aid
  • Domestic skills that ensure high standards of personal presentation
  • Managing personal issues that may impact on work
  • Maintaining emotional, physical and mental health
  • Maths and English skills required for work

Key skills and learning: On the job training

Work skills

  • Travel to and from the work place
  • Time Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Moving and Handling
  • PPE and COSHH
  • Work Disciplines
  • Working to set standards
  • Problem Solving
  • Working efficiently

Social and communication skills

  • Social communication in the work place
  • Verbal problem solving
  • Lines of communication-structure and function of key roles within the work place
  • Working as part of team
  • Following instructions
  • Giving instructions

Self-regulation and co-regulation strategies for the work place

  • Communicating needs and solutions
  • Maintaining attention and focus
  • Managing sensory difficulties
  • Managing anxiety

Maths and English

Maths and English skills will be developed to meet the requirements of the employment. In addition and where appropriate assistive technology will support interns to be able to perform Maths and English requirements for employment so that interns are able to meet all requirements independently.

To view our Into Employment Strategy brochure, please click here.

To view our Careers guidance policy, please click here.