STUDENTS KICK OFF THEIR CAREERS

Sports students from City of Wolverhampton College kicked off their careers when they were put through their paces by industry professionals.

The group of 12 students on the BTEC Level 3 in Performance and Excellence were challenged by Sports Injury Specialist Alice Brisco and lecturer Ben Wright to complete a series of assessments that mirrored a typical interview for a job within the sports industry.

The gruelling day included a series of talks and presentations, along with practical work and CV writing.

The students also took part in warm up sessions and found out how to test the agility of young footballers.

Lecturer Gemma Williams said: “The day was about them getting job ready and thinking about what skills and personal qualities they have to offer the job market at present and then what they need to do to stand out in the crowd.

“The students all did fantastic and the speakers were impressed with their professionalism and employability skills as football coaches.”

Student Javaughn Spencer, age 19, said: “This was a great experience and made me realise what I need to do next to get job ready and taught me how to stand out in the crowd.”

Luke Jeffs, 20, added: “The day made me realise the skills I have, which has given me confidence in getting a job. The day was exciting and dynamic – I hope we get to do this kind of thing again!”

To find out more about studying sport at City of Wolverhampton college visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/sport

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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