'Making it Work' employability event
  • University Centre South Devon, Long Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EJ

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Hear from former students at the South Devon College 'Making it Work' employability event.

Five alumni will talk about their university and career experiences to date, giving you an insight into how the skills and experiences you gain while studying for your degree can help you in your future career. A short Q&A session and some very festive refreshments will follow the talks. 

For full details of speakers and to book your space visit: www.southdevon.ac.uk/event/making-it-work

Confirmed recent alumni speakers

Annie Westcott: Following completion of the FdA Young People and Community Services in 2010, Annie progressed to the University of Plymouth to study BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. Graduating with First-Class Honours, Annie went on to complete her MSc in Social Research in 2015. Annie is now working as the Assistant Director of Operations and Development at YAZOO. 

Barney Jones and Henry Bower: Barney and Henry both completed the Foundation Degree in Engineering Technologies in 2014, progressing to the University of Plymouth to study BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture. Shortly after graduating in 2015, Henry joined Babcock International Group on their Mechanical Engineering Graduate Scheme. Graduating alongside Henry, Barney gained a First-Class Honours and has since been working locally as a Design Engineer at Investment Casting Systems Ltd. 

Jess Lloyd: Jess completed the HNC in Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment before progressing to UWE Bristol to study BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management. Having graduated just this year with First-Class Honours and receiving three awards including the CIOB Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Performance on the Programme, Jess is now working as a Graduate Project Manager at Mott MacDonald. 

Aaron Hussain: Aaron completed the Foundation Degree in Animal Science in 2013 before graduating from the BSc (Hons) Animal Conversation Science at the University of Plymouth in 2014. Aaron is now the Managing Director at Avalon International Academy and Creative and Technical Director at Sleight of Hand Theatre Company. 

South Devon College is part of Academic Partnerships, a partnership between the University of Plymouth and local colleges that brings degrees to local doorsteps.

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