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Students from East Norfolk Sixth Form College recently took part in National Careers Week, with several external speakers from a variety of industries came in to speak about career paths and the working life that awaits the students.

On Monday 2nd March, EN welcomed Rachel Blackburn from Us2U Consulting, who led workshops to improve students’ interview skills. Malcolm Parkinson, Founder of Rock Face – male grooming products, and Managing Director of Supply Chain Solutions Network, Richard Herbage, provided invaluable insights into specific skills required by employers, and provided students with advice on how to enjoy a successful career.

The following day, Former EN student & ITV Weather presenter Chris Page spoke to students about his journey from EN to national TV and shared his experiences of working on live TV. Shortly after, we had staff from the James Paget University Hospital talk about various roles within the NHS and routes to those roles, the perfect subject relating to our links with the Health and Care Academy, available to our students.

Throughout the rest of the week, we had visits from OPEN Trust focusing on Employability and Money Management workshops, Victoria Mainland – National Centre for Writing, came in and covered held workshops on cover letters and application forms for Creative Industries, Kurt Jermy represented Bannatynes with his talk on how to succeed in the Fitness Industry, and finally on Friday, Fiona Anthony, a solicitor from NP Law, spoke about the careers available relating to Law and the routes into those careers.

Speaking on the busy week, Work Placement & Employer Engagement Co-ordinator, Sean Baney said: "Our mission for NCW was to offer each student multiple opportunities to develop themselves in various ways whether this be to gather more information about working in a certain industry, to better their employability skills or simply to understand what opportunities are out there for them to explore. We would like to thank every organisation/individual which gave up their time to help our students better themselves. This is one of the many ways in which all staff at EN ensure our students can continue on to fantastic things after life at East Norfolk and this is a trend that extends out across the year too.”