Former Collyer’s student Jack Manger returned to the Ofsted Outstanding college, via Zoom, recently to take part in a lively Q&A session with Collyer’s students and Deputy Principal Steve Martell. Jack, who is a sales executive at Marshall Mercedes in Chichester, talked passionately about his work and gave a fascinating insight into the professional world of elite car sales and apprenticeship opportunities in general.
Students asked questions about Jack’s “Star Expert” training programme at Marshall Mercedes, a day in the life of a sales executive and making the transition from college to the workplace.
Steve Martell said: “It was great to welcome Jack back. He was a wonderful student at Collyer’s and worked so hard in his Employability classes with me. I remember him joining us from Durrington High School in Worthing, and I’m delighted that he’s accepted the chance to become a Collyer’s Alumni Ambassador. Jack remains incredibly down to earth and genuinely wants to help and inspire the next generation.”
Jack said: “Collyer’s really helped me on my career path, particularly when constructing my CV and covering letter. I loved my time there and it was a pleasure to give something back!”
Steve added: “We are incredibly proud of Jack. He has cultivated a great career at Marshall Mercedes and all within the Collyer’s community hope the success story continues!”
Principal Dan Lodge said: “We are incredibly grateful to Jack for actively working with our students today, many of whom I know are considering going directly into an apprenticeship after leaving Collyer’s. He is an excellent role model and outstanding Collyer’s Alumni Ambassador.”
Jack Manager at Marshall Mercedes