A huge congratulations to our Head of Careers, Jo Bishop, who won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Apprenticeships’ Award at the Rate My Apprenticeships Awards 2018, last night.
Jo fought off competition from a strong shortlist, most notably, Carlo Liu from our sister college, Westminster Kingsway College.
Jo was commended for her brilliant Step into Work tutorial programme as well as the partnerships she has with such a wide range of employers. Upon winning, Jo was delighted and said: “I am thrilled that our work with students raising awareness of all their options post college has been recognised. It’s not just raising awareness but also preparing students for a competitive application process. This award is not just for me but for the whole team at the sixth form.”
“It was a lovely way to end the academic year.”
During the evening, two City and Islington College students, Anastasia and Jamil, were on a panel chaired by the original Apprentice winner Tim Campbell. By the end of the evening they were being given business cards by several top employers.
The careers provision at City and Islington has been very successful this year, with our Step into Work tutorial programme and wide range of employer partners who are all keen to engage with our young people and help them prepare. Students have also been able to visit businesses, hear from current apprentices and attend a range of workshops. Planning for 2018 is underway with a two week Apprenticeship Roadshow all set for the start of term.