Alumni go back to Tendring Technology College for careers day

Tendring Technology College alumni, left to right : Kevin Smith, Brendan Field, Becky Long , Liam

Tendring Technology College alumni, left to right : Kevin Smith, Brendan Field, Becky Long , Liam Battersby, and Ruki Sidhwa. - Credit: Archant

Past pupils from the world of business, policing and photography went back to school to inspire current students.

Former students from Tendring Technology College conducted mock interviews with existing schoolchildren, as well as giving them advice on their CV.

The event, organised by charity Future First, aimed to motivate the youngsters to academic success and career confidence.

Alumni included police officer Liam Battersby, photographer Becky Long, TV network producer Ruki Sidhwa, property manager Brendan Field, and company director Kevin Smith.

Mr Smith, who runs recruitment company, Rubik Ltd, said: “Being able to give something back to my old school is a real honour. I hope to inspire the next generation.”

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Kathryn Martin, the college’s information advice and guidance leader, said: “Tendring Technology College has a comprehensive careers programme which allows students to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures. Future First plays an important part in our programme.”

Future First’s managing director Alex Shapland-Howes added: “If students see that someone who went to the same school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too.

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“It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hearing first hand from relatable people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”

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