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Centre for Professional Development

Centre for Professional Development

What is the Centre for Professional Development?


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Our young people go on to form the professionals of the future: our doctors and politicians, our lawyers, business leaders, accountants and teachers.

The purpose of the Centre for Professional Development is to ensure that students have all of the information and support they need to make the best possible choices and to access the routes most appropriate to their future.

The range of engagement opportunities is vast, from our Working Lunch Programme where students can find out about real-life professional employment direct from someone doing the job, through to employer visits, mentorship opportunities, work placements and Summer internships which really open up a full understanding of the prospects and professional opportunities available after college.

Discover more about our CfPD programmme

Which Career Ready Programme is for me?


Career Ready Programme

Want to be part of our academies?

A national programme designed to link education with business and industry.

What's in it for me?

  • Four to six week internship
  • Employability sessions
  • Masterclasses and guest speakers
  • An assigned mentor

Case Studies


Where are they now?

Learn more about our past Career Ready Students by downloading each of their case studies.

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact emma.swinburn@franklin.ac.uk for more information and to arrange a chat

To find out more information about work experience, local labour market information and more contact emma.swinburn@franklin.ac.uk

You will be able to engage with a variety of different professionals in various sectors, find out more about the career opportunities that are available for you and you will understand the qualifications and skills you will need to succeed.

You will develop your employability skills that employers and universities are looking for, such as team working, time management, professionalism, communication, problem-solving plus many more.

You will get the opportunity to practice mock interviews with employers with real feedback, ready for when you have a real interview.

You will find out the vast opportunities that are available locally and nationally.

You will have access to mentoring, work experience, working lunches, employability sessions and internships.

We have relationships with organisations across all sectors, including Health & Social Care, Business & logistics, STEM and Law.  

Key partners include North East Lincs Council, Grimsby Hospital, Care Plus Group, Wilkin Chapman, Forrester Boyd, Greenergy, James Fisher Group, Engie, plus many more.

The Virtual Tour

The Virtual Tour

Come see what we have to offer.

Full Time Courses

At Franklin College, we offer the widest range of A Levels, BTECs, CTECs and GCSEs in the area. Every year we help hundreds of young people take the next step in becoming who they want to be

Apply Now!

Applying is easy and the sooner you apply the sooner we can process your application and arrange an interview with you.

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