Graduate Scheme  and Supported Internships 

 

Pupils who have graduated from our Sixth Form (known as GR6) can progress to The Green Room Graduate Scheme.

 

The aim of the scheme is to assist pupils bridge the gap between leaving school and the world of work with a bespoke programme of preparation and experience which aims to:

 

  • Provide practical experience of the skills required for the job of choice

  • Build confidence in the wide variety of employability and life skills needed to successfully get and retain a job, including:

  • Ability to successfully use public transport

  • Time Management skills

  • Understanding and application of rules around Appearance and Conduct at work.

  • Communication, Interview and Presentation Skills

  • Empathy and Conflict management

  • Health and Safety at Work including Personal Safety and Protective Equipment

  • Practical application of English, Maths and Science

  • Practical Application of LORIC principles in relation to specific project work (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative, Communication).

  • Basic Customer Service Skills

  GR6 helping with the clearing of The Swan site  

Admission

The Graduate Scheme is a bespoke scheme as the amount of time needed and the occupation desired differs for each pupil.  Up to 16 hours per week are available and The Graduate Scheme is offered on a termly basis (there are 3 terms per year)

 

The Graduate Scheme is staffed by our tutors and is coordinated by The Green Room Job Coach. 

  Ceremony Of The Keys - welcome drinks for the    community at The Swan Pub  

The Swan Pub - Clewer

In order to facilitate this programme and provide real-life experience in a closely supported environment, The Green Room has invested in The Swan Community Interest Company to purchase the Swan Pub in Clewer.  This enables us to offer our pupils the chance to gain practical experience in a real place of employment that is open to the public.  Therefore, in order to offer the pupils the maximum chance of success in their adult employment, we are able to offer a unique combination of:

 

  • Real Life supported Work Experience

  • The PiXL Masters Edge programme (level 3 qualification)

  • Life Skills Courses

  • Employability Courses

  • Job Coaching in school, at The Swan and at future employers

When starting a new job, essentially there are often too many things to learn at once. So having access to a community run and supported business allows us to give our pupils the time and attention they need to learn the skills they require.

 

Once they have made progress to a sufficient level, we will then work with them to help them get a job in a business where they are far more likely to be successful because of the foundation we have been able to give them at The Swan.  Studies and practical experience will take place at The Green Room in Windsor, The Swan CIC in Windsor and other places of work relevant to the individual Graduate.

   The Hopton Tattoo Parlour  -  The Masters Edge  

  Leadership Project