Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s Business Career Academy students were recently visited by the Department for Work and Pensions, to learn valuable work skills.

The College’s innovative Business Career Academy was formed last year, in partnership with Career Academies UK, a nationally renowned body dedicated to adding value to a student’s study of Business.

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s A Level Business and Vocational Business students were invited on enrolment to be part of the Business Career Academy. Those who were accepted into the Academy take part in a variety of rewarding experiences, including workshops, company visits, career mentoring and even paid internships!

Recently, the Business Career Academy was visited by representatives Ceri Richardson and Julie Harker from the Department for Work and Pensions (the DWP) for a Work Skills workshop. They were given valuable advice on creating winning CVs and cover letters, and were taught how to apply for jobs – from the people who know best! The College is dedicated to ensuring that its students’ education is complemented by acquiring skills which will go on to enhance their job prospects and this event will certainly ensure that the College’s students stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs in the future.