New Beginnings Adult Employability course in partnership with Deloitte
About the New Beginnings programme
This free short training programme run over 12 weeks at Cardiff and Vale College, will see you develop your skills and gain valuable qualifications that boost your career prospects.
Everyone that successfully completes the programme is then fast-tacked to the final stage of the selection process for job vacancies in Deloitte’s Cardiff office. It is a fantastic opportunity to start, boost or even change career. You may have left school a number of years ago and worked in a variety of roles since. You may be a university graduate still finding it challenging to secure the right job. You may be looking to build your confidence after an extended career break. Whatever your background, this programme aims to boost your confidence and skills that are valued by Deloitte and many other employers to really support you to gain the career you want.
The programme is fully funded - you will not need to pay for the course. If you have financial constraints or barriers to attend, there is also financial assistance available for childcare, travel costs and accessing technology (eg. loan of a laptop). If you are currently claiming Job Seekers Allowance, attendance on this course will not impact this.
We also offer support for specific learning needs and this can be discussed with our team at the enrolment day – looking at your individual needs and how we can support these.
What will I do on the programme?
Each programme runs with a small group of adults. The programme is run over 12 weeks and offered at different times of the day – so you can choose an evening course, or one run during school hours – whatever works best for you.
The course is led by expert trainers from Cardiff and Vale College and visiting industry experts from Deloitte.
On the course you will undertake:
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Qualification
to equip you with a good working knowledge of the Microsoft applications you will use in most professional working environments including Excel, Word, Outlook and SharePoint. Building competence in these areas will help you to work efficiently from the start, so you can concentrate on learning important job requirements and manage the tech with ease when you do start to work.
- Introduction to Business Finance
to learn about the financial business environment, the basics of financial statements and important aspects such as accurate data entry, management, the legislative environment, auditing and aspects relating to business risk
- City & Guilds Employability Skills Level 2
which supports you to further your skills and experience in communications, the importance of equality and diversity, working effectively in teams, customer service and securing employment.
How do I gain a place
The programme is open to everyone – whatever your situation or support needs. You do need to be of working age, be able to commute to and from the college, commit to completing the course hours, and be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Please note we cannot accept anyone who is on a Tier 4 Visa.
To apply simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and book a space on one of the below interview events:
- 7th January - Cardiff 5.30pm
- 15th January - Cardiff 5.30pm
These events are around 90 minutes and involve a short presentation, a chance to ask questions and a short skills assessment as part of the event.
What sort of jobs could I apply for in Deloitte after the programme?
Once you complete the New Beginnings programme, if you wish, you can apply for a role at Deloitte and will be progressed to the final stage of the selection process which is a candidate selection event.
Three example roles that New Beginnings graduates have gone on to secure in the Cardiff Delivery Centre are:
Business Support Administrator, Tax, Centre of Excellence
The Tax COE (Centre of Excellence) is made up of several different teams, all experts in their areas and all working together to ensure that our service line is fully supported and runs smoothly. You will help the COE deliver its exceptional business support services to the wider firm.
Administrator, Engagement Support Centre
Your role will be to deliver efficient, reliable and cost-effective working practices in support of our engagement teams. We foster a culture of continuous improvement so we will rely on you to develop best practice initiatives that will firmly benefit your stakeholders and the customer. You will have the opportunity to become a subject matter specialist and advance both your technical and soft skills through our structured training and development plans.
Engagement Support Analyst, Engagement Support Services.
You would join the project finance and support ESS (Engagement Support Services) team that provide centralised project financial management services to a specific Deloitte Service Line. You will work as part of a dedicated skillset team to bring process efficiency, to operate a process of continual improvement and to drive consistency across all project financial management tasks. The team is not a direct client facing team, you will get involved in assisting with the completion and delivery of engagement finances which will give you a broad insight into how Deloitte manages client project finances.
- The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
- Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
- Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
- All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
- Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
- Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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