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PHOTOS: Students focus on their future in Careers Week 2018

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A Level and Advanced Level Vocational students enjoyed a range of talks and activities at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre to help them think about their future careers and offer insights into the options they have.

Each day there were talks led by Students Services staff on preparing a great CV and interview skills, as well as student finance, employability and Apprenticeships, with a special focus on volunteering and gap year opportunities on one day.

There were also a series of roadshows to highlight possible career pathways open to students in Construction and Engineering; following A Levels; in Health and Social Development; Sport, Business and the Services and Creative Industries and Computing.

Students were invited to step into a Crystal Maze to identify and collect the skills needed for a successful career, plus there was a volunteering showcase with local charities highlighting the opportunities they have available for students, as well as a fashion show and employer question time, when leading local employers were quizzed on what makes a candidate stand out from the crowd.

A highlight of the week was a talk by lecturer Martin Rothwell on how emerging technologies will impact on all disciplines and sectors going forward and Adam Corbally, who reached the final staged of The Apprentice, who inspired students with his top tips for success. Adam also acted as one of the judges for a fashion show in which students modelled their perfect interview outfit and competed for prizes.

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