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Outstanding employment success for Adventure Sports students at Duchy College

Published: May 17, 2016

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Adventure Sports students at Duchy College are celebrating after all securing jobs at the end of their course.

Bethany Rowsell has accepted a job at Adventure International as a Multi-Activity Outdoor Instructor. She said: “Adventure Sport was a fantastic course I feel I learnt a lot of skills in outdoor activities and instructing them, moreover I was offered a job at Adventure International. I am now instructing here in Bude living next to the beach and it’s amazing. I would definitely recommend the outdoor pursuit course.”

Fellow student, Ben Hutton-Potts, is now working at TrekCo in Sussex. He said: “The two years I’ve spent on the Adventure Sport course at Duchy have given me an excellent foundation of skills and knowledge.  The qualifications I gained and the links with employers that the college have, gave me this fantastic opportunity to start my career within the Outdoor Adventure industry.”

Adventure Sport lecturer, Chris Wilson, said: “This is fantastic news for our students. The course teaches learners a range of core skills in delivery and leadership in adventure sports. It prepares them for the first step of getting on the ladder and getting a job. I would say to any potential student, if you have an interest in the outdoors after this course you have a good chance of being in employment.”

Other students have gained employment at Acorn Adventure, Elemental UK, PGL Ltd, Indoor Active Ltd, Plymouth Life Centre and Adrenalin Quarry.

Team Lead for Sport at Duchy College, Darren Evans, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by all of our students. This highlights how we are a careers college; ensuring our learners learn all the skills to make them industry ready to go straight into employment once they have completed their training with us.”

For more information on the range of sport courses available across The Cornwall College Group visit www.duchy.ac.uk or call 0845 60 50 455.

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