Employability Skills Workshops

Cadet Vocational College Employability Skills Workshops

Our Employability Skills Workshops are short-course programmes, funded, devised and delivered by Cadet Vocational College, aimed at honing the employability skills of young people through new workplace-relevant qualifications, workshops, coaching and mentoring. These can either be completed in person or online.

They are designed for Cadet Vocational College learners who are preparing to move from education into the challenging world of higher/further education, work and apprenticeships.

The Cadet Vocational College Employability Skills Workshop help develop important employability skills and improve awareness of, and access to, the opportunities available to young people post-GCSE by introducing them directly to regional colleges and employer networks.

How does it work?

The two-day programme is highly focused on developing practical employability skills including:

  • Creating a good CV
  • Interview skills
  • Personal skills assessments
  • Networking abilities
  • Understanding what employers are looking for.

The training, mentoring, advice and guidance offered on the workshops allows participants to realise, develop and articulate their full potential to prospective employers helping improve their chances when applying for employment and apprenticeships.

Online workshops

With current restrictions on cadet training, the programme for the Cadet Vocational College Employability Skills Workshops at cadet centres has been put on hold.

However, there is an online option available that allows Cadet Vocational College learners free access to the Workshop from the safety of their own homes.

The Cadet Vocational College Employability Skills Workshop – Online will consist of a single two-hour session covering the key elements of the current Workshops:

  • Understanding what employers are looking for
  • CV writing
  • Basic interview skills
  • Personal SWOT (workskills analysis)
  • Level 1 Food Hygiene & Food Safety Certificate
  • Overview of the apprenticeship opportunity

How it works:

Once a learner is registered and accepted on the workshop, they will be sent an email containing a website link and log in details to an online meeting space.

The workshop delivery is by our usual, experienced trainers, and workshop materials are provided online. The usual certificates are provided for the various elements of the workshop on completion.

What to do next:

In the first instance, anyone interested in taking part in an online workshop should fill in a contact form via the Cadet Vocational College website or email: steve.taylor@cvcollege.org

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Former Secretary of State for Education