Bexhill College BTEC Extended Diploma in Business students recently grasped the opportunity to put into practice what they have been learning in the classroom. As part of their vocational course they were required to complete a report which detailed the wide variety of work-based activities that they took part in.
William Hirst completed a placement with Hastings Borough Council, he stated:
"I really enjoyed my time on the placement and I gained valuable transferable skills."
His supervisor during the placement was Rob Browning. He was full of praise for Will:
"He has been a great help over the last two weeks, he has completed lots of tasks to a high standard."
This type of compliment was a feature across all of the work placement providers. Other comments included:
"Very pleasantly surprised with his level of maturity and his capacity and speed of picking up information."
Kay Crittell at Let's Do Business on Jonathan Wickenden
"Ben is fantastic! He is an enormous help to us. I am totally impressed with his mature approach to business."
Carole Green at Bexhill Festival of the Sea on Ben Smith
"He works very well down here and learns quickly so we are quite impressed with him."
Amy Buckle at Last Chance Animal Rescue Centre on Jordan Harris
"Kira has been happy and willing to help in her time with us. We would like many more of them!" Lucy Marlow at Polecat Properties on Kira Moore
"Very intelligent young man, always keen and made a point of looking for more work to do."
Nick Stuart at Halfords Bexhill on James Muramani
"What a lovely young man, very helpful. He will go far in life."
Gail Bergin at M & S on Ben Hillman
"She made an effort and applied herself to whatever job she was doing."
Adrian Baker at WHSmiths on Firshta Samadi
Connor Smith undertook a placement with Stamco Builders and in his opinion the opportunity to compliment his classroom based learning with robust work experience was extremely rewarding.
"I felt that this was a very valuable experience as I learnt how to complete a wide variety of tasks."
Connor's mentor, Nicholas Wilde was similarly impressed with him:
"Connor completed tasks to a high standard asked questions of when he was unsure. He enjoyed the variety of work and jobs he was given."
Bexhill College has a keen desire to enhance the quality of the provision received by our learners studying on vocational programmes, with high quality work placements playing a key part in this strategy.
Peter Hogg, Course Leader for Vocational Business, said:
"This has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to go into the world of work and get a taste of some potential careers. The students have returned back to the college with a renewed vigour for their studies and clear visions for their careers. I would like to thank all our work placement providers for the opportunities that they have provided for our students."