As part of our programme of motivation and information sessions for state sixth formers, three senior business leaders visited Cardinal Newman College in Preston recently to share their experiences and career choices with their BTEC Business students.
Alison Cannon, Director at Resonate, Search and Selection, Karen Jackson, Managing Director of CPM and Alison O’Brien Customer Business Controller at Warbutons, discussed in detail their individual routes and career pathways. This included giving practical tips and advice for students’ next steps after college as well as giving a more broader understanding of the different opportunities available in the industry.
Their key tips for success were:
- Do not always take the easy road!
- Line your own values with those of the company you work for.
- Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
- Do everything with passion.
- Work hard and be positive – ensure you are nice to other people.
Ann Brennan, HOD for BTEC Business said:
‘This was an amazing opportunity for our learners to get a real insight into the business world and echoes the employability skills that are so crucial moving forward for our young people.”