Dorton College –
Employability and Careers
At RSBC Dorton College all students participate in work placements in an area of their interest each year. This can and does lead to both voluntary and paid employment, supported internships or apprenticeships. Our Employability Coordinator is a dedicated, specialist member of staff, who delivers one to one employability sessions on a weekly basis, organises work placements and other employment related learning. There are also accredited ASDAN courses that you can choose to take at the Dorton College hub as well as wider opportunities at the partnership providers. Many of our students have progressed onto a Higher Needs Supported Internship programme which has been highly successful and have attained jobs post college as a result of this.
We procure Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) for careers advice, with a specialist who has knowledge in VI, (where possible), additionally working in conjunction with the GFE’s where they also support this process.
We work within the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure we are offering a rounded and unbiased provision which meets the unique needs and aspirations of the individual student.
All students are encouraged to participate in work placements each year and we have provided a wide variety of different placements for students, in areas of their preference. Placements such as Molton Brown, NHS, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Imperial War Museum to name a few of the recent placements. It is important the work placements are meaningful and productive and students have 1-1 support at all times, with the support ensuring they are providing ‘Just Enough Support’ to enable the student to develop their independence skills in the workplace.