Ely students get a taste of the working life

A GROUP of 96 Ely College’s students were treated to insights into the world of work last week, attending two days of seminars and workshops run by BT.

The event covered interview skills and CV writing tips, as well as providing information on apprenticeship and graduate trainee opportunities with the telecommunications giant.

Hosted by BT staff and apprentices, the event also helped the Year 9 students better understand their strengths and weaknesses, and how these might relate to their potential careers.

Nikki Pritchett, learning and enterprise co-ordinator at Ely College, said: “Opportunities like this for students to engage with the world of work are so valuable, and BT’s Work Inspiration programme really opened their eyes.

They see many of their parents heading off to work each day, but hadn’t until now been encouraged to find out about their experiences, and imagine themselves in similar positions.

“We’re grateful to Mick and his colleagues at BT Cambridge, and look forward to working with them in preparation for similar events next year.”