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A local events company enlisted the help of Bury College students as they gained practical skills to help them prepare for their future careers.
Enthusiastic Travel and Tourism students undertook a work experience placement with Wild Rumpus events when they volunteered to assist at Art on the Run 2017. The 5k run combined art with the woodland as people from the general public were invited to take part in a woodland experience.
The weekend event took place at Drinkwater Park in Manchester and challenged the students to assist in a range of different roles. As members of the Volunteer Team, learners undertook a range of responsibilities including meeting audiences as they arrived, handing out runner numbers, distributing water, assisting on the ticketing desk and answering questions from the audience.
Level 2 Travel and Tourism student Aliyah Braithwaite was one of the students to assist at the event. The former The Elton High School pupil said of the experience, “My favourite part of the work experience was speaking to new people which has definitely improved my confidence. This opportunity has taught me how to manage new responsibilities and it is something which I can include on my CV.”
Undertaking work experience opportunities to further develop employability skills is a key element of Bury College courses. Carl Ramsden, Lecturer in Travel and Tourism at Bury College said, “It’s been a great opportunity for our learners to gain hands on events industry experience within the local community. Some students are hoping to continue their careers within the events industry and studying travel and tourism is a perfect start to gain the work experience they need to succeed in the future.”
There is still time to apply to study a Travel and Tourism course for this September. Call 0161 280 8280.