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Public Services Students Prep for Great Careers


Public Services learners are part of an initiative called Career Excellence Hubs. This is an initiative to give all of our learners interesting and high-quality work experience. This is vital for learners to get a feel for the working environment and what a job in public services would be like for them. Despite the learner working independently with the employer for work experience, they are always supported to find a placement, and support is given throughout the placement.

Some of the skills that would be learned through public services work experience are discipline, teamwork, and an understanding of duty. On top of this, work experience can teach lots of soft skills like punctuality, respect, and reliability. As well as teaching these skills, work experience can also be used by learners to get their foot in the door for an employer they want to work for in the future. Employers are more likely to seek out someone who has experience of the company.

There are many jobs that people who study public services can go into. For example, students can work for the police or as a firefighter – saving lives in a highly respected role. The armed forces also seek public services, with branches such as the army, navy, air force and the marines. Weston College works with both Avon and Somerset Police and Avon Fire and Rescue as part of the Career Excellence Hubs.

Public services learners will study at the whole seventh and eighth floors of Weston College’s Knightstone Campus. This area features a gym, classrooms, and a massive sports hall with a climbing wall, perfect for learning about fitness and service.

For more information on how to apply to Weston College and join our incredible Career Excellence Hub for Public Services, click here.

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