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The penultimate Careers Cafe of an exciting year for Frome College was a great success with over 700 students on Wednesday 26 April.  The main College Hall was the perfect setting for some fantastic guest speakers including many organisations who are offering work experience for our Year 10 students seeking placements from 3 to 8 July.  


Opportunities to work at Longleat were discussed on the main stage, continuing strong links between Frome College and successful organisations in the area.  Many of our students have already gained invaluable work experience, and this Careers Cafe served as a great opportunity to celebrate exciting possibilities with successful organisations.

Somerset Care attended the Careers Café and proved to be a popular choice with students to find out more about helping to care for people in their own homes and to promote independent living. 

Frome FM demonstrated to students the importance of communication in the media for our local community, and students have the chance to get involved with presenting on the local radio station in a variety of ways.

Former student, Chloe Plaxton, returned for her second Careers Cafe to talk about her work as a successful Opthalmologist.  Chloe achieved a first class honours degree in Opthalmology at the University of Aston in Birmingham, and was able to share her journey after securing a part-time job at Frome’s branch of Specsavers when she was studying at Frome College. 

Terry Bishop was also a guest speaker as part of the College’s Next Steps team, and talked about opportunities in apprenticeships for our students.  Terry has a wealth of experience and gave invaluable information to our students who are considering the apprenticeship route as an alternative to University life.

'Going to University' was also a popular table at our Careers Cafe and one of the ambassador tutors, Hannah Berry, talked to our students about life as an undergraduate at one of the leading Universities in the UK.  Hannah is presently helping the International Team at Frome College every Wednesday, as part of the stronger ties between Frome College and the University of Bath.

Edventure attended as a well-established and successful organisation based in Frome.  Young people have the opportunity to develop their team building and work skills in a variety of innovative areas with an organisation which is known to run with imagination and flair.  NVB Architects also attended to lend advice to students and where to find out more about careers in architecture, and Volunteers Frome offered students guidance on volunteering opportunities in Frome and the surrounding area.

Mr Curtis thanked everyone for giving their time and invaluable advice to our students and said that it may only take a moment to ignite a spark for students to aim high and to think about possibly career paths in the future that doesn’t even exist yet. 
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