Meet our Schools Liaison Officer, Jen Crinnion.
Jen studied A Levels at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form in 2015 and is now working for the College in the Schools Team, promoting Middlesbrough College to school students and informing them of the different courses we have on offer.
Jen decided to study A Levels at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form (MC6) as she wanted a fresh start in a brand new sixth form centre. She studied A Levels in psychology, law and IT. After completing her A Levels, Jen progressed to The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) to study for a degree in Sport Psychology and decided she wanted to pursue a career in education. After graduating, Jen was appointed at Vision for Education as a Recruitment Consultant. As part of her role, Jen helped educational institutes place teachers and support staff in roles.
Seven years after leaving the College to go to University, Jen is back and is thriving as an employee in The Schools Team, helping secondary school students across the Tees Valley to take their next step in education. Jen said: “I really enjoyed studying at MC6, my tutors were supportive of me, and I look back on the whole experience with fond memories. I made new friends and enjoyed learning in the state-of-the-art facilities.
“My advice to any student who is considering studying A Levels with Middlesbrough College is to go for it! A Levels are a fantastic option if you don’t know what you want to do in the future and will open doors to a wide range of careers.
“I’m really enjoying working at Middlesbrough College- it has been a fantastic place to study and work. My current role is challenging but very rewarding. I love helping students to discover their future options and seeing our applications for the courses go up week on week!
“It has been strange returning to Middlesbrough College as my former tutors are now my colleagues, but everyone has been really supportive of me.
“I’m looking forward to progressing in my career with the College as I’m being funded through my Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidance qualification. The College have helped me to progress, develop my skills and opened the doors to lots of new opportunities. I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me here.
“If you are considering applying for a role at Middlesbrough College, my advice would be to do it! The College is a fun place to work, and no two days are the same. The highlight of my time here is meeting and working with everyone in the Schools, Marketing and Admissions Team. The whole team is lovely and there is such a supportive atmosphere!
“Outside of work I’m a keen netballer- something that I started doing back at Middlesbrough College when I studied A Levels! I used to play for the College and compete in various tournaments and games. I now play for Harewood Ladies in my spare time and I’m really glad that I continued doing this after leaving College.”