Middlesbrough College Students Give Back to Charity with Live Work Experience Project

16 March 2021

Level 3 Business students are putting their learned theory into practice to help raise vital funds for a local charity.

Butterwick Hospice, who provide palliative care for people of all ages across the Tees Valley, are working closely with the Middlesbrough College Work Placement team on a real-life project brief for their students.

The project, which asks students to create, plan and deliver a fundraising event, is helping students gain practical work experience and expand their skill set so they are well equipped for the world of work.

Not only that, one fundraising project will be selected and carried out with all funds raised going directly to the charity.

Sarah Preston, from Butterwick Hospice said:

“We chose to work with the college on this project as like the Hospice, the college is an integral part of our local community providing learning and support for young people.

We know that students benefit greatly from securing valued work experience and live projects like this one give young people the opportunity to gain practical work experience, based around their chosen subject.

Projects like this also offer young people the opportunity to experience working within a business, often dealing with the day to day activities and working to set targets and objectives. “

The project runs for a number of weeks and sets to end on April 12th where a winning fundraising project will be chosen.

“Students have been hard at work researching and planning their live fundraising event with some fantastic ideas being brought to the table. I am really looking forward to working together and making a difference to our local community.”

It’s projects like this that make a real difference to the students at Middlesbrough College and Industry Placement Manager, Katharine Hawking welcomes the support from local businesses:

“I’ve been genuinely blown away by the commitment from our employers and students on this project, in such difficult times it’s fantastic to see such a positive project that benefits so many people.”

To find out more about how your business can be involved in work placements at Middlesbrough College, contact Katharine Hawking – Katharine.hawking@northernskills.co.uk.

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