West Lothian College Helping School Students Get Career Ready

2 school students have just completed the Career ready project by undertaking a 4 week internship at West Lothian College.

Amie Gibson from Inveralmond Community High School and Natalie Young from Bathgate Academy worked in various departments of the college including marketing, admin and quality learning services.

Career Ready UK connects young people with the world of work, helping to unlock their potential through mentoring, internships, masterclasses, and employer-led activities that prepare them for the world of work.

The programme has a transformational effect on students’ employability, enabling them to develop the skills, confidence, and experience to transition from education to rewarding employment.

It also enables employers to shape the future workforce, help build a local talent pipeline, and develop their existing staff.

The interns gave presentations to college staff, a teacher and West Lothian Council’s Career Ready Coordinator detailing their time at the college and what they have learned. Amie cited learning how to spiral bind as a highlight while Natalie enjoyed a being able to sit in and contribute to a meeting with the college employer engagement team.

Julia Simpson Learning and Development officer at West Lothian College said: “It’s been a pleasure having Amie and Natalie at the college. They have been eager to learn and have shown real enthusiasm for every task they have been given even if it has put them outside their comfort zone. They have also become firm friends having never met before their internships.  We have loved having them here and wish them all the very best as they progress in their careers.”

Click here to find out more about the Career Ready Programme.