4th Dec, 2016

Former Apprentice star offers timely advice to Sixth Form students

Shaun Reynolds 11th Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

IN A week where Lord Sugar pointed the finger at another unsuccessful candidate, a former ‘The Apprentice’ contestant has been passing on her advice to sixth form students.

Melody Hossiani visited The Sixth Form College this week to deliver a motivational talk to BTEC students, and made the visit as part of her Success Tour – which helps to motivate young people to be successful.

During her talk, Melody talked about growing up in Iran and moving to Sweden before eventually landing in the UK to flee the ongoing war in her country when she was just three-years-old.

Among her many pieces of advice, the former Apprentice candidate told students to say yes to any opportunity and added that putting the hours in gets rewards.

The event was part of the College’s Career Passport programme to new BTEC students on its applied science, art & design, business, childcare, health & social care, IT and sport courses.

The programme is a unique to the college and helps students to develop employability skills through work experience, internships and volunteering.

Students will be supported to building up their hours of work or volunteering with the aim to achieve enough hours to be awarded a career passport.

Rose Oliver, career readiness co-ordinator at the college, said: “We’re grateful to Melody for giving up her time to talk to our students.

“She’s an inspirational figure because she has shown what can be achieved with hard work and the right attitude no matter what disadvantages you face.

“Hopefully her words will motivate our students to develop their employability skills and achieve the Career Passport award.”