World of Work
Welcome to Croydon Colleges World of Work. We are always striving to give you the best education and that also means arming you with the skills and knowledge to take into the workplace. Our WOW team covers a few disciplines which all support your growth during your time at Croydon College.
If you would like to earn a wage while you learn a skill, then an Apprenticeship is the perfect route. Our dedicated Apprenticeship Team work to guide you from creating your application, finding the perfect vacancy, attending an interview and getting started on your new career.
The Work Placement Team provides high quality experiences and work-related activities for learners on vocational, academic and higher education programmes. Work placements provide invaluable experiences which complement classroom learning. We encourage learners to engage fully with local employers and the professional community.
The Kickstart scheme was created by the government to support 18-24 year-olds back into employment through work placements. We work with employers and employees to find suitable candidates. If you are on universal credit, then this could be the jump start you need to get back into the workplace. If you are an employer, we work with you to find suitable candidates and access the government funding on your behalf, so your business can fully fund the placements.
We offer a library of online courses which will upskill you for the next stage in your career. The courses have been developed by our in-house staff and you are supported throughout the duration. They last 6-8 weeks and cover many subjects such as Equality and Diversity, Understanding Autism, Teaching and Learning and Understanding Mental Health. Many course are free, subject to meeting funding criteria.