For one day only, New College Swindon partnered with Working Knowledge, an organisation that works entirely with colleges and young people to help bridge the gap between employment and education.
This fantastic opportunity gave students the chance to take part in an exciting and fun event with employers to help improve their employability chances.
In teams of six, and working with a facilitator, students came up with a new business idea. They then went through a series of workshops covering the operational, sales, marketing and finance aspects of their idea.
Alexander Sanchez-Garcia, who took part in the challenge, said: “It’s been a brilliant day and it’s been great engaging with new people”
Alexander, who is currently studying a Level 3 Diploma in Business, Admin and Finance at New College, said: “Everyone gelled together really well on the day and came up with some really innovative and creative ideas”
The event gave students a taste of the real business world, helping them develop employability and communication skills such as running meetings, negotiation, presentation and teamwork.
Students who took part in the event also gained an additional qualification in Employability Skills – which looks great on a CV or university application.