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Thomas Rotherham College

Staff from Thomas Rotherham College have met their Enterprise Adviser Julia Bloomer, our Group Customer Services Director. 

Principal Dr Richard Williams, Wendy Robson, Senior Student Support Manager and Cerise Walters, Manager for Careers and Employer Engagement, identified they wanted to make more links with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) businesses through the Enterprise Advisers Programme. 

Dr Williams said: “We are looking forward to working with Julia to build on what we already have in place, and to inspire our students about the range of businesses and roles available across Rotherham and the Sheffield City Region.” 

Julia was keen to become an Enterprise Adviser to get the message out about STEM opportunities. She said: 

“ALcontrol is an example of a great STEM business that young people probably don’t know much about. All our staff get a grounding in practical lab work, so they understand our core business, but then follow different routes, from technicians to microbiologists, to logistics and marketing or account managers. Within this one company, there are many roles and sectors represented. I’m keen that young people understand what lies behind a business, and what it takes to get started and excel. Many STEM businesses have vacancies they find hard to fill, so for people with the right aptitudes and attitudes, there are good opportunities.” 

 

(left to right) Dr Williams, Julia Bloomer, Wendy Robson and Cerise Walters.

Since our first meeting with Thomas Rotherham College, we have been offering to help students from TRC with their CV's, and also attended their careers fair to speak to students who are looking at their options for the future.