Watersports students from Falmouth Marine School are celebrating after all securing jobs at the end of their course. The group handed in their final pieces of work this week in order to start their new roles at the beginning of the watersports season.
18 year old Jessica Ball, from Wadebridge, is going to work as a windsurf instructor at Sibleyback Lake. She said: “I have always wanted to be a watersports instructor. In order to do the course I have to get a bus and two trains, but the journey has always been worth it. I have learnt new skills and gained several additional qualifications.”
Every year Falmouth Marine school hosts an industry day, where students can be interviewed for jobs both locally and internationally. Jessica continued: “I was offered several jobs at the Industry Day, one was with Mark Warner in Corsica, which I plan to start with next year as I had already committed to Sibleyback for this season.”
Other students also took the opportunity to gain employment locally joining South West Lakes Trust and Elemental. Past student Tommy Stewart from Flushing secured employment with PGL in the South of France after the course. He said: “The wonderful thing about Falmouth Marine School is that they provide so many work opportunities once you have completed the course. I had several interviews at their Industry Day and kept in touch with those employers enabling me to work both in Cornwall and abroad as the qualifications are recognised all over the world.”
Head of Falmouth Marine School, Justin Olosunde, commented: “This is another example of our commitment to being a careers college, ensuring that our learners are industry ready and can go straight into employment once they have completed their training with us.”