Future business professionals in Coventry have been putting their skills to the test!

Future business professionals in Coventry have been putting their skills to the test!

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Future business professionals in Coventry have been putting their skills to the test during a virtual work experience programme, kickstarting their KPMG Careers.

A group of Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business students from Coventry College have been working with professionals from KPMG during a two-day virtual work experience placement.

The students were given a task before the day and worked on it in groups and prepared a presentation, which they then delivered to the KPMG staff.

Another group then took part in a workshop based on CV and interview skills, looking at how to present yourself when applying for vacancies and during interviews both in person and virtually.

The tips and exercises helped the students to think about their options after the course and consider all opportunities available, including the likes of KPMG, which has offices throughout the UK and internationally.

Tiffany Irwin, Assistant Manager at KPMG, said: “All of the presentations were fantastic and they were all delivered confidently, with clear and sensible answers given in the Q&A. We had to pick one winner, which was really difficult as it was so close between the teams!”

Business student Josh Jassal said: “It was a very exciting session full of teamwork and new experiences. It allowed me to be innovate and expressive.”

Business teacher, Naomi Spivey said: “This event was organised through the industry placement team. It was a great day for the learners, the employers made them feel very comfortable and helped build their confidence.

“The employers engaged well with the learners and set realistic and relevant tasks for the day. Since the event, the learners have gained confidence when presenting in class, communicating with peers and sharing their ideas.

“Benefits that the learners have taken away are experience in engaging with external providers, having the opportunity to put theory into practical scenarios and building their CV with new experiences.”