Sixth Form College promotes employment opportunities
On the afternoon of Thursday, 3rd April students and their parents had the opportunity to chat with representatives from a range of local and national companies. Student Services representatives were present to give advice and there were presentations on apprenticeships as well as the chance to talk to training providers, Worcester Group Training and Worcester College of Technology. Openings in Finance were covered by CB Chartered Accountants, Santander and Deloitte, while students looking for opportunities in Sport and Leisure spoke to Rivers Leisure Centres and David Lloyd. Several companies offering apprenticeships were keen to talk to students including the NHS, WCOT Solutions, Borwell and Sanctuary Housing, while Sainsbury’s represented the retail sector. Event organiser and Worcester Sixth Form College careers adviser, Jan Whitehorne, said: “We were very pleased with the calibre of exhibitors that were willing to give up their time to come and talk to students and parents. Many of them had excellent job opportunities on offer which is a very encouraging sign for students leaving college this summer.”
WSFC students visit Nice
On 16th March, a group of 10 students set off for Nice for a linguistic stay which involved visiting a language school every morning for three and a half hours of intensive French, followed by trips in the afternoon in the local area. The lessons were completely in French and significantly increased the students’ confidence in their linguistic skills. One of the activities was for the students to conduct a survey on the streets of Nice and report back their results to the rest of the group. Nice is a beautiful city and there is plenty to see. The group visited the old town with fantastic views over the bay, a perfume factory, a small Provencal hilltop town, and even went over the border into Italy and had a genuine Italian pizza! The students stayed with host families and so were able to further practise their language in the evenings, and even sometimes get help with their homework! It was hard leaving the sea and blue skies to come back to England, but the students had a great time and the results will hopefully be seen in the upcoming oral exams!