8 Collyer’s students participated in a half day ‘MyKindaFuture’ Assessment Centre final at Nestlé’s Head Office in Gatwick, to compete with other students from right across the south east, for a one week paid work experience placement over the summer.
After tough and competitive assessments, Ethan Bennett, Mae Kenealy, Chloe Wooden and Melissa Eager were lucky enough to be selected and have each won a paid placement over the summer. The college were proud to have a record 8 qualify for the final with 4 winners!
Georgia Neath, MyKindaFuture Events Manager, was impressed: “Just 13 work experience placements were offered at Gatwick this summer, so it was very competitive. Collyer’s students performed brilliantly; the Nestlé employees and our MyKindaFuture tutors were very impressed!”
The Collyer’s students who won through to the final were: Chloe Wooden, Mira Haq, Fynley Knight, Ethan Bennett, and Ella Lewis; Jessica Ong, Mae Kenealy and Melissa Eager.
Mason Elliott, Commercial Apprentice at Nestlé, was equally impressed: “The Collyer’s students showed a genuine interest in Nestlé as a company and the opportunities we offer. It was clear they’d done their research beforehand and they put great effort into all the tasks. Well done to all of them!”
Lucy Hargreaves, Employability Co-ordinator at Collyer’s said: “It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with organisations like Nestlé and MyKindaCrowd, to provide our students with the employability skills to kick-start their careers.
“Nestle and MyKindaCrowd were massively impressed by the calibre of our students. Well done to Chloe, Mira, Fynley, Ethan, Ella; Jessica, Mae and Melissa for reaching the final. They are super stars!”
Collyer’s Senior Tutor, Ian McAlister, said: “Big thanks to Nestle and MyKindaCrowd who have been brilliant, as usual. We are also hugely grateful to Lucy and everyone involved, for making this important employability opportunity possible”.
Collyer’s Vice Principal Steve Martell added: “Collyer’s and Horsham should be incredibly proud of these talented and hard-working students for reaching the final. We have run dozens of employability events over the past year, and I have seen these students attend almost all of them, day and night. I’m genuinely not surprised that they have created history for the college and, given their ability and how hard they work, we wish them every success on their inevitable success stories”