Would you like exclusive access to paid internships with some of the UK's leading employers, one-to-one mentoring by business professionals and trips to influential organisations?
Redbridge College's Career Academy is a two-year programme open to ambitious learners aged 16-19 who a studying towards a Level 3 qualification, mixing a challenging curriculum with real-life experiences designed to inspire young people to reach their potential.
Being part of a Career Academy provides young people with access to:
• A six-week paid internship during the summer holidays
• One-to-one mentoring by business professionals, who provide support and advice on coursework and life skills
• Participation in employer-led seminars and visits to influential organisations
• CV development sessions and practice interviews
"Almost 85% of Career Academy graduates go on to higher education, or an equivalent level of work-related training" - Career Academies UK
Learner April Law gained real-life paid work experience at industry experts Be Styled UK this summer. While undertaking her six week internship at their head office, 17-year-old April was been able to develop her communication skills and even had the chance to write fashion blogs online for Be Styled UK.
Seventeen Redbridge College students recently graduated from the two-year Career Academy programme at a ceremony held in central London.
Twelve Business Career Academy visited the BBC Television Centre on 13 January 2012 to find out about the exciting range of careers availalbe with the broadcaster.
Redbridge College's Career Academy is operated in partnership with Career Academies UK, a registered charity which leads and supports the movement of over 1000 employers and over 120 schools and colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of 16 to 19-year-olds.
Career Academies UK has been independently recognised for its brilliant business and education brokerage and was the first national organisation to receive the Award for Education Business Excellence.
The following organisations support and actively participate in making Redbridge College's Career Academy such a success: