Careers talk at City of Bristol College

COBC ESOL assembly

Careers talk at City of Bristol College

It’s the start of the New Year and the students at City of Bristol College (COBC) have returned from the Christmas break for their final term of the academic year. Exams are approaching, and many students will be looking to start their careers or find jobs for the summer. On the 8th of January, the second day back for COBC students, the ACH careers team were invited to attend the ESOL students winter assembly.

This assembly always takes place at the beginning of the new term, with ESOL tutors rounding up the previous term by giving out achievement certificates, sharing class memories and motivating students for their upcoming lessons and the future.

Helena and Margz from our careers team were guest speakers for the assembly and gave a short talk to the students about CVs, job searching and volunteer placements. They also remained after the assembly to talk on a one-to-one basis with those students who wanted extra information. There was a lot of interest from the students and it was great to see them so passionate about finding work and planning for the future.

Following on from this session our careers team will be running a workshop with these ESOL students to help them write or finetune their CVs and to guide them with applying for job roles. ACH are thankful to the college and the ESOL tutors for letting us come and speak to the students, as this has started a positive relationship between ACH and the college which will benefit the students through careers advice and guidance.

Related content

Is ESOL enough in 2020? The gaps in adult education training discussed.

Does ESOL really lead to sustainable employability?

Learning English as a newly arrived person in the UK may not be THE most important thing a newly arrived person can do to get a sus

New ESOL and Employability Project

ACH and Bristol City Council are currently working on a project together which aims to build stronger employability skill services for ESOL learners.

ESOL Learners visit Bristol Botanic Gardens

A group of 10 students from ACH’s English My Way and ESOL Entry 1 classes went on a trip to the University of Bristol Botanic Gardens on a sunny October morning. We looked around the gardens and the tropical greenhouses before enjoying a cup of coffee together.