Students recruited to Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s Business Career Academy have enjoyed a ‘Capital Experience’ in London as part of their studies.

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has an enviable reputation for Business education. Each year a large number of students progress onto business related degrees at some of the best universities in the country. In order to offers its committed students an even greater chance of securing those top places, the College is working alongside Career Academies UK, which is a nationally renowned body, to provide an innovative and inclusive way to add value to a student’s study of Business. Students who participate in the Career Academy undertake a challenging two year programme alongside their main course of study, which is designed in consultation with local businesses and Career Academies UK.

In its inaugural year, the College has accepted 10 students onto its Business Career Academy. They are Salman Sadiq, Yazmin Cawood, Stuart Burnett, Minjun Zhou, Danielle Wellock, Sara McConville, Emily Whitney, Chloe Dunn, Lyle Davy and Amelia Ward. During the trip to London, they joined 1400 other Career Academy students from across the UK at this event, which is compulsory for Career Academy UK participants.

The College students took part in a packed programme of events which included a visit to the offices of KAPLAN to attend a presentation of careers in accounting and finance. In the afternoon they attended a presentation at the Dominion Theatre with motivational speaker Action Jackson and a former Careers Academy UK participant.

Emily Whitney is a student on the College’s Career Academy and she said, “I had a really good time in London with the Careers Academy. We visited a financial company called Kaplan in Angel Square which was very interesting as we found out lots about Accounting and what routes you could take to gain Accounting qualifications and careers. It also gave me the opportunity to get to know other people within College which has helped me grow more confidence. We also went to the Dominion Theatre which was really good as we met motivational speaker Action Jackson, the Chairman of the Careers Academy and also a former student of the Careers Academy. Overall it was a great experience for me and I would certainly go again!”