Working out for work
THE BASE programme doesn’t just offer students the chance to gain qualification in their chosen course, or to help them progress to University it also offers genuine job opportunities.
Jamie Renwick impressed the owners of the Thinkfitness Gym in Hawick so much during his work experience placement form Borders College that they have supported him in gaining additional qualifications which enables him to supervise in a gym environment.
Alex Fair was so determined to ensure his CV was attractive to potential employers that he too has gone out of his way to gain additional qualifications. As a result the two Hawick teenagers have not only impressed College staff but also the management team at the luxurious La Manga Club Spa so much that they are now heading to the Spanish resort for a six-week placement where they can put into practice what they have learned both at work experience and as a result of their new qualifications.
Rachel McGrath from Peebles wasn’t prepared to sit around and wait for a job prospect to find her. She pushed her foot firmly through the door at her local swimming pool, spoke to management about work opportunities and followed this up by undertaking a six-day lifeguard course. She impressed staff so much she was immediately employed on a casual basis and is now about to take a Swim Teach course.
Borders College has now strengthened their links with the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust with a partnership which will see courses being run which are mutually supportive of each other and the result will hopefully see BSLT turning to the College for a pool of desirable employees when they are looking to recruit in the future.
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Published: Thu 14th Jun 2012
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