News Entrepreneur Shines at Collyer’s! 15.10.2018

Collyer’s have welcomed back PVL CEO Nick Broom to the college for a Q&A session with students, focussing on employability. PVL, based in Burgess Hill, have been saving lives on the roads since 1999, as the world’s leading company creating high visibility markings for emergency service, highways and security vehicles.

Lucy Hargreaves, Employability Programme Co-ordinator, said: “Over the past year Nick has been incredibly supportive of our Employability Programme at Collyer’s and is genuinely passionate about helping the next generation. It was really kind of him to give up so much of his valuable time to prepare for, and take part in, the Q&A session with our keen students.”

The innovative Employability Programme at Collyer’s has been uniquely designed by the college to help students into the world of work with the help of taught sessions, workshops, trips and a host of inspiring special guests.

During a fast-paced and entertaining session, Nick answered questions about his career path, and covered areas including: management, working abroad, turning creative ideas into action, how to make yourself employable and the importance of people skills.

Nick modestly said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the session and hope that the students got something useful from it too! I was impressed with the Employability group, who asked great questions and were all really engaged. I think this course is an excellent idea and it is great to see it has gone from strength to strength.”

Lucy Hargreaves added: “Employability is hugely important to us all at Collyer’s and today’s Q&A session is one of the college’s numerous progression initiatives that will run throughout this year. These include: mock interviews, employability skills workshops, Not Going to Uni (NG2U) evenings, HE evenings, networking lunches and mock assessment days. 2018/19 is going to be busier than ever!”