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What are the essentials for being successful at the start of your career? Qualifications? Confidence? Maturity? All of these are, of course, a highly important part of beginning and developing a career in your desired area of work- but if you’re not sure what career route you’d like to take, work experience is a fantastic way to discover what kind of jobs are available in an industry that interests you.
Monique, studying Business at Northampton College, fulfilled her compulsory work experience placement at ID Card Centre Ltd, supplier of printed cards, lanyards and ID accessories. Keen to get the most out of her work experience, Monique took the placement seriously and worked hard throughout the week in order to get the most out of it. Let’s find out a little bit about how Monique got on.
Having now entered our second term of college, many of you will now have realised that people were not lying when they said that college is extremely different from secondary school.
Last month, I was fortunate enough to win an award at the college awards ceremony for achievement within my Apprenticeship. The evening was a true reminder of not only what I have accomplished this year, but what this college, and other further education facilities like it mean to my community, as well as my generation.
After I had completed my GCSEs I had to make a big decision for my future.
Choosing between sixth form and college as well as my future career was the biggest decision I have ever had to make. Consulting with friends and family was beneficial and I decided to study a business course at Northampton College.
With opportunities to explore the world and become an expert in your favourite destination, the tourism industry offers a wealth of career options for anyone with a passion for travel, culture and customer service. So if you’re studying travel and tourism and want to go straight into work after college, Peter Jenkins, owner and managing director of Sun-hat Villas & Resorts, shares his knowledge to help you kick-start your career.