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Chichester College students invited to ‘skill up and stand out’

19 March 2024

Students across Chichester College took part in a jam-packed series of workshops, talks and activities earlier this month.

It was all part of National Careers Week – with employers from a range of industries visiting the college to provide insight and information into the various pathways available to young people in the local area.

From West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service to BAE Systems and Feel Good Films to the British Transport Police – a whole range of organisations showcase the breadth and range of opportunities they carry.

And employability skills workshops were delivered by Brighton & Hove Albion Foundation, focusing on essential ‘soft skills’, such as communication and team work.

Hospitality and catering students spent an intensive day in the college’s training kitchens, delivering a special dining event guided by experts from the Goodwood Estate.

Meanwhile, hair and beauty students enjoyed bridal masterclasses by Christchurch Hair and Beauty while Jack Arden-Brown, from Ardy’s Barbershop, spent time with barbering students.

Helen Loftus, Principal of Chichester College, said: “This National Careers Week, our team worked hard to deliver a set of activities that encouraged our students to ‘Skill Up and Stand Out’.

“Our students embraced the activities that our Enterprise Society and our Progression Plus teams had arranged, which will really benefit them as they continue their journey through education and into work.

“We’re also very grateful to the many companies and individuals who supported us, and gave up their time to share their experience with our students.

“We are proud to offer fantastic careers guidance, that meets the top Matrix standards, as we look to support our students in their next steps – whether that’s higher education, apprenticeships or employment.” 

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