Franklin saw in excess of 30 students work at local organisations over the summer period as part of our Career Ready Programme.
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During the summer holiday, the Franklin College Career Ready students were hard at work during their internships at local organisations around Grimsby. In excess of 30 students worked at organisations such as Greenergy, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Michael Culshaw Solicitors, NELC, Pepperells Solicitors, NAVIGO, Youngs, Clinical Commissioning Group and many others.
As part of the Career Ready programme, students complete a 4-6 week internship to aid them in developing their employability skills and to give them hands-on experience in a working environment.
Students who completed their internships at Diana Princess of Wales hospital were given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a hospital setting, working in a variety of ward settings.
Student Charlotte wishes to study midwifery at university. She said: “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and something that not everyone gets the chance to do - I’ve wanted to be a midwife since the age of ten.
All the staff have been lovely towards me, the experience has gone really quickly and makes me appreciate just how much work midwives do and has confirmed I want to become a midwife.”
Another student from the STEM programme, Lucy, completed her internship with engineering company, Greenergy. Lucy said, “My internship was very hands-on and I am very happy with how I was taught key skills. I got the chance to use the software, learn calculations and put them into practice and take part in professional meetings. I really enjoyed it!”
Cassy, who aspires to work within Clinical Psychology and the mental health sector, completed her internship with Navigo Tukes. Cassy said, “This internship was an incredibly valuable experience that provided me with invaluable opportunities in the mental health sector. This has confirmed my career aspirations.”
Demi, on the Law Academy, completed her internship with Michael Culshaw Solicitors. As part of this, she got to experience trials in court, client meetings and got the chance to help with real cases. Demi said, “I really enjoyed it – it was a good insight to a potential future career and I learnt a lot from it.”
A Business Academy student, Daniella, completed her internship with the Intermediate Care at Home team with Care Plus Group. Daniella said, “My internship was absolutely amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed every day and all staff were so welcoming. I gained more confidence and I enjoyed myself. The internship has opened my eyes to the different sectors and the different jobs available.”
Alice, Business Academy student, started her internship with the Talent Acquisition team at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital. Alice then got the opportunity to explore a career as a Paramedic, spending a day with them, gaining even more vital experience. Alice has now decided she would like to explore a career in Psychology or Paramedic Science.
Alice said, “My internship has made me think more about careers – I learnt a lot on my internship and I even got the chance to shadow a nurse and the paramedics.”
On behalf of Franklin College, we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the local organisations that offered an internship and to those who supported, and continue to support, our students.
Without your help our students would not have been able to gain such valuable experience allowing them to witness first-hand the industry sector they aspire to work in.