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Work experience and employment activities

BSix is keen to help its students gain the skills they need to be successful in the world of work. The college has a long tradition of producing successful entrepreneurs. Lord Sugar of Clapton, star of the BBC series The Apprentice, attended what was then known as Brooke House Secondary School in the 1950s.

The college runs a year-long programme of work-related-learning events, helps students find a variety of work placements, and engages with London businesses and enterprise charities and organisations. The work placements and work-related-learning activities are devised in collaboration with Inspire! the Education and Business Enterprise organisation for Hackney, a key partner of BSix.

BSix has a dedicated BSeven Coordinator, Jane Sacco, whose focus is on our work-related-learning provision. She liaises with students and tutors to help organise work placements and she works in close collaboration with Inspire! and our in-house careers team. Students can also access a weekly Jobs and CV workshop run by the Careers Advisers.

BSix hosts an annual Progression Fair attended by a wide selection of Universities and Apprenticeship providers. The event helps to bring together employers from across London, and is part of BSix’s aim to be a champion of apprenticeship provision in Hackney.

Students also have the chance to take part in the ‘B£6 Challenge’, a cross-college enterprise project that sees students trying to produce a profit from £6 seed capital.

For more information email Jane Sacco, BSeven Coordinator (Employability and Enterprise).

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What Ofsted say

"Together with the local authority, local consortia and higher-education partners, senior leaders provide a suitable range of programmes that give effective opportunities to local students to study and improve their life chances. Managers use their partnerships successfully to provide opportunities for students to undertake volunteering projects, work experience and work-related learning and to develop their understanding of local community-based issues." Ofsted 2018

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