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Thursday, 09 September 2021

Work experience while studying at college is an essential part of your learning journey with us. It will boost your CV, help you develop important employability skills and make you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

Finding and applying for work experience roles can be a daunting process, especially if it will be your first professional job. At Bournemouth & Poole College, we have a team of Work Placement Officers who work across curriculum areas to support learners in gaining these valuable positions.

Friday, 18 June 2021

The Bournemouth and Poole College takes pride in its team of teaching staff, many of those have a wealth of industry experience in the industries students aim to work in in the future. Offering continual professional development benefits both the staff and the students, allowing our teaching staff to follow best practice and offer the best possible education and training to our students.

Owen Davies, a lecturer in the Engineering, Marine and Motor School, recently completed his Diploma in Education and Training (DET) Apprenticeship alongside working at The College.

Monday, 08 March 2021

Every year, people across the world come together to mark International Women’s Day on the 8th March. This day is an opportunity to celebrate and promote the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but it also marks a call to action for gender parity. 

According to the World Economic Forum, sadly many of us will not see gender parity within our lifetimes and it may not be achieved for over a century. There is urgent work to be done and we all have a part to play.

Monday, 08 February 2021

We understand that it can be quite difficult to get that all-important work experience to add to your CV. We have suggested a few ways you can boost your CV at home, or through using online tools, to help you stand out to employers when looking for an apprenticeship or job.

Whatever role you are looking for, we have provided advice from our apprenticeship experts covering different industries and sectors. 

Monday, 08 February 2021

Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for employers to share their years of industry knowledge and expertise with those just taking their first steps onto a career path. It’s a mutually beneficial way to impart skills and knowledge and benefit from fresh thinking.  

The BASE team at Bournemouth & Poole College are dedicated to helping organisations in a wide range of sectors to recruit new apprenticeship talent. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Charlotte Matthews recently completed her Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with Bournemouth & Poole College. In this blog, Charlotte will give you the inside scoop on what it takes to be a successful apprentice! 

I’m Charlotte and I started a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship in September 2018. Last month I graduated from my Apprenticeship (pause for applause!) and I wanted to take this opportunity to shed a little light on what it’s like to be an apprentice. 

Friday, 28 August 2020

Did you know that in Bournemouth and Poole there is a predicted 6% growth in science related jobs over the next 5 years? * With a huge variety of career prospects, a science qualification is a brilliant option for many students. 

Bournemouth & Poole College’s Science department offers students an unforgettable learning experience which will help kick-start their future. With expert teaching staff, state of the art facilities and incredible work experience options, the College is the perfect place to explore your scientific interests. 

Thursday, 06 August 2020

Bournemouth & Poole College are excited to welcome you to the first ever BPCSU Welcome Fest 2020, where you can discover the amazing opportunities on offer at our college.

Bournemouth & Poole College Students’ Union (BPCSU) is award winning and offers a range of opportunities throughout the year that you can get involved with.

Due to COVID-19, BPCSU are unable to host their traditional Freshers’ Fair this year, but they didn't want to let that ruin the fun. In its place, they are hosting a virtual BPCSU Welcome Fest instead!

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

These last few months have seen unprecedented changes for this country. Bournemouth & Poole College have also felt this, with our sites closing and all teaching taking place virtually. During this time, however, our students have continued to shine.

We wanted to share some of students’ successes and celebrate their incredible achievements over the past few months. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm Zach Rumble, Student Union Vice-President of Equality and Welfare for the past academic year, and President-Elect for the year coming, as well as a trans man.

Possible trigger warning: in this blog I mention the Stonewall Liberation, Black Lives Matter and discrimination, including the laws around it. It isn't graphic in any nature, but it may be upsetting for some.

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