Young people currently not in education, employment or training are being given the opportunity to undertake courses to enhance their employability.

The two-week intensive programmes being offered at Filton College will enable 16-18 year olds to stand out and get noticed by potential employers.

Starting on October 10, the exclusive fast-track programmes include; manual handling, food hygiene, first aid, customer service, sales and driving theory preparation.

The tailor-made courses will also integrate the necessary skills needed at interview, including; CV writing, interview techniques, presentation skills and how to best sell yourself.

The college is also offering every learner on the programme a free outfit. Courtesy of George at ASDA, students will be measured up and kitted out with a brand new suit ready for interview.

Sara-Jane Watkins, Vice Principal comments: “We are now offering a number of short programmes for young people who have some formal education but who now find themselves not in employment, education or training – those unfortunates are patronisingly referred to as NEETS – we refer to these young adults as ‘inbetweeners’. Many of these ‘inbetweeners’ are individuals who have reached the end of their academic education and do not want to, or could not cope with progression to the next academic level.”

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