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Working Options give College food for thought
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Pembrokeshire College’s Extended Diploma students were visited by ‘Working Options in Education’ who came to deliver a motivational session on careers in the world of cake.
College students listened with interest as Ian Mayo and Jill Downs from Finsbury Foods, Cardiff shared their top tips and experiences of working with celebrity bakers, including Mary Berry from the cake industry.
Lauren Monk, National Development Manager for ‘Working Options in Education’ brought the session to Wales for the first time, “We were delighted to come to Pembrokeshire College to deliver our first session on Welsh soil! It’s great to have Ian and Jill on board to share their expertise, having worked with some of the biggest retailers in the UK such as Tesco, Morrisons and Marks and Spencer.”
Level 3 Business student, Daniel Wood enjoyed the day, “I found today’s session really motivating. Ian and Jill told us how they worked their way up to being directors and how it’s important for us to find something we’re passionate about.”
College students went on to ask the speakers further questions about their work. Karen Neville, Business lecturer said, “It was great for our students to get advice on employability skills and to find out what employers are looking for.”
‘Working Options in Education’ is a non-profit organisation that aims to help young people succeed in their careers after education, providing free resources on CV writing and interviews on their website.
Level 3 Business student, Tim Ramsden commented, “I think this morning’s session really raised our aspirations, 10 out of 10!”
Photo: Site Director of Finsbury Foods, Ian Mayo in action at Pembrokeshire College