work academy

Job brokers with a difference

An ambitious scheme to help students, job seekers and employers, is being launched at Somerset College’s new Work Academy next week (September 12).

Employers and partners are being invited to a drop-in breakfast launch on Wednesday September 12 at anytime between 8am – 10am, to talk to staff and find out how the Work Academy will help them recruit employees fully prepared for the world of work.

Led by Manager Sarah Smith, the Work Academy includes experienced recruitment consultants and also provides careers guidance and advice.

“We aim to be flexible and very focused on how and what we deliver, working closely with employers to meet their needs and matching these  with the College’s qualified students as well as others on employability programmes,” said Sarah Smith.

The Work Academy will also run courses on Job Search and Interview Skills, and Employability Skills.

It will work closely with employers and partners such as Job Centres, to recruit:

• Full-time and part-time Somerset College students who have completed their courses
• The College’s students who are seeking internships as part of their courses
• People involved in Employability programmes
• People who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs)

For any further information please contact the Work Academy on 01823 366585 or email

Caption: From hard hat jobs to hairdryers - the Work Academy will cater for all career paths.