Career Ready students enjoy a ‘Capital Experience’

First year Career Ready students recently visited London for a career development day.

First stop was the Dominion Theatre where they met up with other Career Ready students from across the country  for a motivational session and a masterclass on personal networking.  The group then split up to visit businesses relating to their own chosen career sector.

 

Our Sports and Leisure students went to Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club to understand the variety of careers available within the sports industry. Business and Finance students went into the heart of the City to visit Aviva where they found out about the insurance industry and the variety of possible career routes.

Finally Technology and Communications students were hosted by Laing O’Rourke where they were introduced to the IT and engineering challenges on the London Crossrail project and the associated career opportunities. STEM Co-ordinator at Cirencester College Nick Peers-Dent,  took the students to Tottenham Court Road where they met up with Laing O’Rouke.  Nick explained, “The students gained a fascinating insight into the new Crossrail station and platforms, seeing the massive tunnels which are now all dug out and fitted out.  On completion Laing O’Rouke told the students that they will be running the trains for a full 6 months before allowing passengers on to check for any safety issues that may arise.”

 

The college’s Career Ready programme is affiliated to the national Career Ready organisation that aims to help young people develop their career aspirations and make the most of their talent.  Our programme is supported by a variety of local and national employers.  It includes career masterclasses, mentoring, a work placement and opportunities to network with employers.

 

The College would like to thank St James’s Place who generously supported this trip financially so that all the students on the programme were able to participate fully.

 

If you’re interested in hearing more about the Career Ready programme and how it benefits students then please email us at careerready@cirencesterc.ac.uk