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UTC Reading offers students ‘CV Clinics’ with leading local universities and companies

Sixth form students at UTC Reading are preparing for a day of CV Clinics on Wednesday 15 2020.  

These unique sessions will give students the opportunity to perfect their CVs in preparation for finding exciting and engaging destinations once they complete their studies at UTC Reading.  

The idea of one to one CV Clinics first came from Melissa Porter from specialist technical recruitment agency TEC Partners during the UTC Careers Fair in October 2019.


Melissa offered individual CV clinics to twelve year 12 and 13 students, with over 50 students requesting places. The students found the CV clinics invaluable. 


Melissa happily agreed to return to UTC Reading in January 2020 to offer further slots to year 12 and 13 students. She will be joined by Chloe McClean from the University of Portsmouth, Steve Tattum from Sage, Jodie Evans from Oxford Brookes University and Emily Archer from Brunel University London, who will also be working one on one to help students develop strong CVs. 


Paul Kitley, co-founder of TEC Partners, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with UTC Reading for the second year running to help students prepare for future job searching.  


“It is important for us to give something back into the local community and give our future leaders of tomorrow the necessary skills to assist them in finding a job in their chosen career path.” 


TEC Partners are a specialist technology recruitment and executive search consultancy who work with clients in digital, information technology and engineering sectors to deliver talented individuals into permanent, contract and interim roles. 


Stephanie Mitchell, Executive Director of Careers and Destinations at UTC Reading, said: “Following the careers fair in term 1, there was a really high demand for a CV workshop to help ensure our students had CVs that would capture the attention of employers when applying for apprenticeships and employment. 


“Due to high demand, UTC Reading has organized for five industry professionals to run independent workshops for students to give them clear advice and guidance on how to make their CVs stand out from the crowd and ensure they are first choice for interviews, employment and apprenticeship offers in the future.” 


She added: “This type of industry engagement is another example of how UTC Reading is working closely with industry partners ensures our students get the very best experience and are prepared for the world of work.” 

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