Select Page

As Croydon and the rest of the UK begins to reopen, many people will be returning to a very different world.

Many employees will have been furloughed at some point in the past year, worked on reduced hours and pay, and had their careers paused, or stopped completely and will be looking to retrain or upskill. Our young people also face some difficult decisions about their next steps into further education, higher education or whether to go straight into employment.

The good news is that the Croydon College Group is ready to help Croydon residents of all ages to find their next steps into employment or education in the post-COVID world.

The College group – Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre – offers a wealth of options for anyone aged 16 and over through a progressive programme that starts with A Levels and BTECs alongside online and short courses and vocational learning.

Croydon University Centre offers opportunities to study at a higher level in programmes that cover everything from Business, Criminology and Early Childhood studies, through to Teacher Training and Adult Nursing. There really is something for everyone at any age at any point in their career journey and most importantly, funding is available to support many of these opportunities.

In addition, Croydon College has recently launched the World of Work programme which brings together employment and skills opportunities, many now funded through government-backed programmes such as the Kickstart Programme that provides work placements to 16 – 24-year-olds on Universal Credit. The College can also assist employers and businesses looking to enhance their workforce, giving young people a chance to learn new skills and kickstart their careers. The College works hand-in-hand with organisations to hire the right people and ensure a six-month job placement is created.

As the largest provider of apprenticeships in south London, the College also offers an ongoing programme of vacancies for apprenticeship at all levels – see the vacancy section on the website for more details – and employers can now take advantage of the £3,000 apprenticeship funding recently announced.

There really is a new world of opportunities available so if you are looking to start, restart or kickstart your career, Croydon College can help and would be delighted to advise and guide you on your journey. Visit www.croydon.ac.uk to find more or email admissions@croydon.ac.uk for more information.

 

Latest News & Updates

Students travel abroad to gain work experience

Our hair and beauty students along with our catering students, are currently in the beautiful Seville gaining work experience. This is such an amazing opportunity to work with renowned industry experts it’s a once in a life time moment for the students to gain...

Local independent record label collaborates with the College

The College had the pleasure of assisting local independent record label Finesse Foreva by hosting sessions for their amazing community outreach for younger people. The work Finesse Foreva does is truly inspirational and creates a positive impact on the lives of young...

Croydon Digital Skills Hub Launch

On 12 July, Croydon College welcomed influential employers from the tech sector to formally launch the Croydon Digital Skills Hub, which will ensure residents have the opportunity to gain new skills in the growing industry. The launch event saw businesses committed to...

Croydon Art Space X Croydon School of Arts

Following the success of the “Unlocked” end of year art exhibition at Croydon College, 12 art works were shortlisted by the curator of Croydon Art Space, Paul Hall. Out of the 12 shortlisted pieces, the judges – professional artists that exhibited in the Art Space –...