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Success for Work Experience Students
TWO Animal Management students from Duchy College celebrated recently as they picked up the Animal Management Work Experience Student of the Year awards.
Certificates and an Amazon gift voucher were given to the top students at the Rosewarne and Stoke Climsland campuses in recognition of their achievement, determination and dedication towards their work experience programmes.
Claire Broughton, from Truro, picked up the award at Rosewarne. Claire has been carrying out her work experience placement at Llama Land in Truro. Llama Land owner Tom Tripp nominated Claire for the quality of her work, her passion for working with animals and the work she has done to promote Llama Land.
Claire said: “I’m so pleased to have won; I really enjoy the placement and learn so much when I’m there, my confidence has really grown and I enjoy putting the work I learn at college in to practice in the work place. I’m staying on at Llama Land to volunteer over the summer and in September I’ll be starting the next level course - which I’m really looking forward to.”
Rebecca Kennedy, from Okehampton, won the award at Stoke Climsland, Rebecca spent her placement at Lindfield Day Opportunities which supports young adults with disabilities using land-based activities.
Both students have just completed their Animal Management Level 2 Diploma and are returning to their campuses in September to start the level 3 qualification.
Donna Smith, Work Experience Co-ordinator, explained the importance of these placements: “Work experience is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge in a real working situation as well as being a major part of the course. Our industry experience module improves the students’ self-confidence and self-discipline and helps them understand the skills that are required to work in the animal care industry, both with people and animals. We hope that the placements will also assist the students to make informed career choices.
“This year we have had many new businesses offering placements as well as the placements that have been used in previous years – but we still need more – it proves invaluable experience for the learners.”
If you can provide a work placement within the animal industry for the students please contact Donna Smith on email@example.com.
Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “Work experience is an integral part of the students’ learning and they gain valuable employability skills. Well done to Rebecca and Claire for all their hard work.”
For more information about the courses available at Duchy College please call 0845 60 50 455 or go to www.duchy.ac.uk.