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Palmer’s College students shine at Next Top Boss Awards

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NTB 17 1NINE Palmer’s College students attended Thurrock’s Next Top Boss awards evening on Thursday 23 March, which was held at South Essex College in Grays.

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss gives young people the chance to work with employers on real business challenges. They learn about a range of career opportunities and the skills employers really want, as well as getting real-life experiences that aren’t in any text book. It’s a chance for young people to show employers what they can do – it looks great on a CV or an application for that next career move.

Local employers want skilled and talented young people to take up new, exciting employment opportunities. They need the best possible workforce to secure the success of their business. Schools, colleges and other educational organisations nominate young people to be involved each year.

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss:
develops the talent of local young people aged 14 to 25 in education to support local business to recruit locally
promotes young people’s self-confidence, aspiration and ambition
supports young people to become work and business ready
supports Thurrock’s business base, local enterprise, innovation and economic growth
raises the profile of Thurrock as an innovative and progressive place to invest

The Business challenges this year were set by Essex and Suffolk Water and Thurrock Council.

The Green Solution (Essex and Suffolk Water) gave the students an excellent opportunity to develop Davy Down Riverside Park and although the team that went forward to represent Palmer’s did not win the overall prize, it was announced at the awards evening that they had been shortlisted in the top 3 schools.

Lyn Carpenter, Chief Executive from Thurrock Council, presented Stacey Mohmoh with an award for outstanding leadership skills for the Business Challenge which was to design an advertising campaign for Thurrock’s Art Trail set by Lyn Carpenter.

Debbie Baker, Subject Area Manager for BTEC Business at Palmer’s College, said: “This was an excellent opportunity to get involved with community business partners and we were honoured to work with Thurrock Council on such an important project. I would like to thank Lyn Carpenter and her team for their mentoring and trust. We are extremely proud of the students’ hard work, dedication and professionalism. Thurrock’s Next Top Boss has given them the opportunity to shine.”

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