Students have been encouraged to think about their future career plans in an action-packed week of activities at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.
A Level and Advanced Level Vocational students were given the tools to make their dreams of university study and exciting careers become a reality through a series of seminars, careers roadshows, interactive, fun events and brain-storming.
Student Services staff at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre led a series of seminars on how to create the perfect CV, UCAS applications, employability, student finance, Apprenticeships and presentation skill, with a bespoke session on the advantages of volunteering and gap year opportunities.
Students were invited to step into a Crystal Maze to identify and collect the skills needed for a successful career; charities showcased local volunteering opportunities help the community while boosting a CV or university application and an Employer Question Time saw students quiz a panel of recruitment specialists drawn from local businesses on what makes a job candidate stand out from the crowd.
A highlight of the week were a day of guest lectures delivered by VR/AI expert and Burnley College Sixth Form Centre lecturer Martin Rothwell, on the impact of emerging technologies on all disciplines and sectors in the future, and Adam Corbally, who reached the final stages of The Apprentice, with his top tips for success. Adam also acted as one of the judges in a fashion show in which students modelled their perfect interview outfit.
Adam Corbally said:
“It was great to visit Burnley College Sixth Form Centre and take part in the busy Careers Week: there were some amazing activities to help students focus on their strengths and achieve their ambitions
“The students were full of enthusiasm and were really excited about their futures – whether that was university or a great career. They’re aiming high and have big plans for future success, which is really encouraging and testament to the support they receive at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre. I’ve no doubt that they’ll make a huge impact in whatever they choose to do in future.”
Angela Donovan, Assistant Principal – Curriculum and Quality at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, said:
“Burnley College Sixth Form Centre ensures students are fully prepared for progression to degree study at some of the UK’s top universities, as well as successful careers in their chosen sectors. Our Careers Week is an integral part of this student journey, encouraging them to explore all the outstanding opportunities open to them and giving them the tools to help them succeed as they work hard to fulfil their potential.”