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Welcome to WorkStart!

If you are looking for a way to kick start your career then this course is for you. WorkStart gives you the opportunity to gain work experience and qualifications. You will be able to work with Job Coaches one-to-one to get you on track to achieving your ambitions.

WorkStart is a package of courses from Orchard Hill College which is an Outstanding college (Ofsted 2013); we are immensely proud of as this as it recognises our students’ fantastic work and achievements.

If WorkStart sounds like it could be for you please get in touch and we will be happy to arrange a visit, we look forward to meeting you!

Kelly Phillips - Head of College


“I love my job; I never want to leave at the end of the day!”

– WorkStart student


Workstart Centres

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
Ofsted Report

Latest Blogs

‘Finally achieving success’

Starting a new course or programme can be a daunting experience, but the WorkStart team is here to support you through initial concerns and get you on the path to securing training and career opportunities. One student wrote about her experience: …

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Hair today…

Olivia is on the path to achieving her career goals of working in a hairdressers, as she’s enjoying a work placement in a bustling boutique hair salon. Olivia’s starting with the basics and is being taught how to wash hair (a surprisingly …

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Drive to succeed

On WorkStart we tap in to our students’ passions and find them work in areas that excite and motivate them. One trainee, Gilbert, is particularly passionate about cars, so he’s enjoying gaining hands on work experience at the QEF Mobility Services. …

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Back to school!

One of our Trainees, Wynne, is having a fantastic time at her work placement at Bedelsford School. Every week she provides support to one of the younger year groups, and she’s enjoying the variety the work brings; one week she’s in …

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