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Franklin Professionals

Franklin Professionals

Join one of our nationally recognised Professionals Programmes!

  • Career Ready Programmes in: • Business & Logistics • Science & Engineering • Health & Social Care • Law
  • High Flyers Programme
  • Aspiring Future Medics
  • Teaching Academy
  • Sports Leadership Academy


Below you will find information on each of these programmes.


For more information contact the Careers and Employability Team or pop and visit them in room 21.

Career Ready Programme

What is it? 

Franklin College are partners with Career Ready; a national programme designed to link education with business and industry. This exciting enrichment programme focuses on raising achievements, aspirations and employability skills; equipping our students with the skills, behaviours and attitudes to succeed in the workplace. We have four themed academies:

  • Business & Logistics • Science & Engineering • Health & Social Care • Law

 Included within the Career Academy is:

  • A four to six week internship at a local organisation where the student will gain a vital understanding of the world of work
  • An assigned mentor who will meet with the student every six to eight weeks, giving them support with understanding career options, networking and helping integrate the young person into the business community
  • Masterclasses from guest speakers, allowing the student to broaden their knowledge of careers available within the sector and build up contacts
  • Employability sessions to develop the skills including confidence building, public speaking, interviewing techniques and teamwork
  • The offer of workplace visits to local and national organisations specific to their chosen academy



High Flyers Programme

What is it? 

The programme is designed to stretch and challenge our most academically able students so that they are able to progress successfully to the most prestigious universities or higher apprenticeship provision. The wide range of opportunities open to our students is tailored to their individual needs and progression plans in order to nurture and shape ambitions.

Included within the High Flyers Programme:

  • Students receive a bespoke programme of activities designed to develop their academic skills, critical thinking and independent thoughts
  • There at trips to prestigious universities and local art galleries, the chance for students to meet current undergraduates and tour the fantastic facilities at a range of universities and employers



Aspiring Future Medics

What is it?

This programme is for our students who are looking to progress into a career of a Doctor, a Vet or a Dentist.

Included within Franklin Medics is:

  • Access to a variety of sessions which include talks from healthcare professionals and bespoke sessions covering medical ethics
  • Guided research around the most appropriate university course and provider for them 
  • Students will embark on trips and visits to providers, and receive support with entrance exams and in making UCAS applications 



Teaching Academy

What is it?

The Teaching Academy is a year-long programme working in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU). As part of the programme, our students undertake 10 placements at a local school to help gain hands-on experience in a teaching environment. Completion of the programme guarantees them an interview at BGU, should the young person apply for a teaching route with the university. At the end of the programme the university holds a graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young people.

Included within the Teaching Academy is:

  • The opportunity to gain valuable experience in teaching and mentoring
  • A number of different workshops designed to help the young people develop skills and techniques needed to become a teacher, including: safeguarding, communication, presentation styles and educational philosophy.




Sports Leadership Academy

What is it? 

The Leadership Academy is a well-established programme in partnership with the local School Sports Partnership and Active Humber. It supports the delivery of sports events, both locally and regionally.

A range of events in schools and at college take place which allows our students the opportunity to deliver sporting activities from coaching to refereeing and planning, organisational and scoring duties. Taking part allows young people the opportunity to experience a variety of roles related to the organisation and leadership of sports, and a better understanding of a range of different sports.

Involvement in this programme will offer opportunities for leadership activities in primary and secondary school sports and in local and regional competitions and games events.

Students complete their Level 3 Sports Leaders Award Qualification as an additional extra to their timetabled courses. The qualification enhances employability skills and confidence in an individual.

 Included within the Sports Leadership Programme is:

  • A range of events to be part of at throughout the year
  • A variety of different opportunities to experience a different roles and responsibilities in the leadership of different sports in a range of environments and different levels, from grass roots to more elite regional events
  • The experience of assisting in the delivery and management of events for local primary and secondary schools, plus regional school games events

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