Business Studies students at Cheshire College – South & West were given an invaluable insight into employability skills and career opportunities with one of the world’s largest professional services firms PwC.
Jack Phelps and Alex McKay, who are on PwC’s School Leavers programme, held a two-hour workshop with students currently studying BTEC Business Studies Level 3 at the College’s Crewe Campus.
Alex, who at 18 years old, joined PwC on the firm’s prestigious programme, explained: “The purpose of today was to introduce what employability skills means and the type of skills employers are looking for. At PwC there are lots of opportunities for young people to enter the workplace – the school leavers programme is ideal as you get on the job training as well as a professional qualification.”
One of the students who attended the workshop, Fabien Lenarcik, 17, from Crewe, said: “I’m in my first year at college and it was really interesting to hear about the whole application process for PwC, how it works and what they’re looking for. I’d definitely be interested in applying as it sounds like an amazing opportunity.”
Cindy Lo, 17, from Market Drayton, who is studying Business Studies alongside A Level Economics, said: “It was really refreshing to hear that there are different ways of getting into business. I had just assumed that I would go to university but I would now consider potentially applying to somewhere like PwC where I would get a qualification at the same time.”
Suzanne Davies, Business Lecturer at Cheshire College – South & West, said: “We were delighted to welcome PwC to our Crewe Campus. It was a great opportunity for our students to hear and learn about their experiences, as well as to know more about the amazing opportunities that are out there in the workplace.”