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Professional Development

Professional Development

Please see below our fantastic Professional Development opportunities

Franklin Professionals Working Lunch

These sessions take place in the Careers & Employability Hub during common time.  This initiative is designed to help our students get a real insight into different professions by giving them the opportunity to meet and talk to a professional in an informal setting.  Visitors arranged this year include an architect, an accountant, a solicitor, dietician, occupational therapist, a representative from GCHQ plus many more.  Employers are really keen to give up their time to talk to our students about their careers, organisation and entry requirements.  These sessions are small so that they are more of a “conversation with” rather than a presentation “to” students.  The fact that they are inclusive and intimate seems to have added to its appeal.  Students can sign up for these sessions by popping into the Progress Coach office or emailing Zofia on and they are advertised in the weekly careers news and around college on the electronic screens.

For guidance on which subjects at Franklin may fit well together with your study programme and a guide to the kinds of jobs available locally please click here.

Employability Passport

In February 2018 Franklin College were delighted to have been awarded the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Employability Passport accreditation, which as part of the Humber LEP’s commitment to improve the level of employability skills throughout the Humber, a validation approach was developed and agreed by the Employment and Skills Board. The passport focuses on the 7 CBI skills and all Franklin College students will have the opportunity to work towards achieving a bronze, silver or gold standard based upon these employability skills. These will be delivered via tutorials with Progress Coaches and embedded within the curriculum. For more information please speak to your Progress Coach, Emma or Zofia, in room 46.

Humber Careers Hub

Franklin College has recently been selected as the only sixth form college across the Humber to join the Careers and Enterprise newly appointed Humber Careers Hub, which is a group of schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education. These are a central part of the government’s Careers Strategy, published in December 2017 and we are proud to have been selected. The aim is that all the schools and colleges within the hub will have achieved the 8 Gatsby benchmarks by 2020 and will share best practices with other schools, colleges and training providers so that they are working towards achieving these standards.

Additional Notes: 

Employers: We have a number of events and activities throughout the year and are always looking for new organisations to engage with.  If you think you can help with our Working Lunches, be a mentor on the Career Ready programme, offer a T Level or work experience placement then we would be delighted to hear from you.

College Staff: Many of you will be aware of the activities on offer.  We are always open to suggestions for new activities.  If you want to support any events or have a new idea we could look at implementing please email

Other Agencies: If you are a university, further education provider or other organisation who wants to engage with our careers service please feel free to email


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