An engineer from the firm that designed Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club a stadium fit for Premiership football was among those who advised students busy preparing for life after college.
In widely varying sessions, the Collyer’s youngsters attended a working lunch, a UCAS exhibition, an Oxbridge Conference and an engineering session.
Students and staff welcomed Alan Taylor, a Civil Engineer from the Hove based consulting engineering company, Hemsley Orrell Partnership. The firm was responsible for the design of the AMEX stadium in Brighton, which next season will stage Premiership football for the first time in the Falmer-based club’s history.
In another session Ian Robinson, Business Support and HR Manager, April Tilson, former Collyer’s student and current Business Admininstration apprentice and Lara Batley, former Collyer’s student now Marketing Co-ordinator, from Assurity Consulting visited Collyer’s to host a two hour ‘working lunch’ for 25 Collyer’s students.
Assurity currently has two former Collyer’s students as apprentices and is keen to recruit two more each year, as a key part of growing its business. Skills matching plays an important part in life after college.
Students also attended the Sussex and Hampshire University and Colleges Admissions Service Exhibition at the Brighton Centre. Collyer’s student Deborah Nyaberi, said: “It was so helpful to have every one of my possible universities in one place and the fact that we could get all the information in one go was amazing.”
Hot on the heels of Collyer’s students achieving a record number of offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities for September 2017, 2018 Oxbridge hopefuls journeyed to Epsom Downs Race Course for the annual Oxbridge Conference.