“My college journey began rather differently to that of my fellow cohorts, I joined the class a week later after transferring from a different sixth form. It was a decision that I’m glad I made, as my two years at Poolfoot Farm have been some of the most enjoyable years of my life. The skills and mentoring I have received from members of staff have enhanced my employability credentials and enabled me to gain an apprenticeship on my desired career pathway.
Once we overcame the adversity of Coronavirus and returned to the classroom, there was a real closeness and togetherness within the class which enhanced the enjoyability of completing the course. In addition to this, the course allowed me to try new experiences through the work experience opportunities that were on offer. I was able to take part in different coaching, analysis and media opportunities, which included commentating at Highbury Stadium and observing an interview with then Fleetwood Town manager Simon Grayson.
Through extensively volunteering in my first year of college, I was offered a paid role of Media Assistant with the Community Trust. This role included completing tasks such as: completing match reports, compiling press releases, social media posts and more. This role gave me the opportunity to gain and develop key skills for future employment and played a key part in gaining an apprenticeship with NatWest. In October I will join the bank on their Senior Financial Services Customer Advisor Level 3 apprenticeship, which will lead to a role as a Relationship Manager.
I would like to thank all the staff and students over the last two years for making college a great place to work on a daily basis. In particular, I would like to thank Laura, Mason and Kerrie for the hard work and dedication they show daily to my fellow cohorts, as well as a little bit of patience!”
– Jack Miles