JRC students

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John Ruskin College leads the way to both university and the world of work

Each year a significant number of our students progress to high quality university programmes. Our experienced and skilled staff are able to advise you on not just the best university courses available, but also on the numerous high quality higher education courses that exist to deliver the skills, knowledge and career opportunities needed to get into a chosen career. We are able to offer advice and guidance on how to create that successful UCAS application and finally secure a place on the programme of your choice. In 2016, the College achieved the prestigious ‘Investors in Careers’ accreditation which highlights the excellent information, advice and guidance which is given to our students.

Students interested in the world of work will have ready access to up to date employment and apprenticeship vacancies. Apprenticeships are recognised by employers as a proven way to create skilled employees, as well as helping to create the high performing employees of the future. Information, advice and guidance will also be available on how to complete online job applications, interview techniques and presentation skills.

There will be opportunities to speak to industry representatives, attend career fairs as well as take advantage of voluntary work opportunities. Our weekly tutorial programme and impartial College Careers and Employment Adviser will ensure that whilst at College, students are continually ‘fine tuning’ their transferable skills in order to enhance their ability to compete successfully in the competitive world in which we now all live.

Come and join our success

Below are some examples of courses our students studied whilst at John Ruskin College in 2017/18 and which university and degree course or employment they intend to progress to.

2018 Leavers

Name Course studied at John Ruskin College University progression or employment (intended destination)
Fredrick Abraham BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science University of Lincoln – Biochemistry
Paloma Da Veiga Graca BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science King’s College London, University of London –
Nursing Studies with registration as a nurse (Children’s Nursing)
Matthew Harris BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Sport Scholarship for cricket in South Africa through Surrey Cricket Club
Kieran Kelly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Sport University of Exeter – Exercise and Sport Sciences
Krystian Mikolajczyk Technology & Engineering – A Level Pathway Military University of Technology in Warsaw
Angel Sinead O’Dwyer BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Sport F/T Coaching with Crystal Palace Football club
Aswin Pillai Medical Sciences A Level Pathway University of Warwick – Biomedical Science
Jordan Rowley BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production Apprenticeship at the BBC
Liam Townsend BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Sport F/T work in a Leisure centre
Carly Webb BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Children’s Play, Learning and Development Canterbury Christchurch University – Primary Education
Shai Olivia Williams BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Business Management Birmingham City University – Real Estate
AC National Centre for Diversity - Most Improved Organisation of the year 2019 National Centre for Diversity - Number 4 in the Top 100 Index 2019 Leaders in Diversity National Centre for Diversity Top 100 Matrix The Quality in Careers Standard EU

As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.