Eastleigh College Business Administration students have pitched their innovative ideas to Braishfield Pantry in a bid to boost profits and attract new customers.
After a recent visit to the organisation to understand their needs, students worked in small teams to research, develop and present their business plans to benefit the charitable organisation.
One particular group worked with their team to develop a range of ‘night in’ bundles, in addition to bespoke party packages offering customers a range of products for any occasion. Working with a local organisation has helped embed the students’ learning by enabling them to apply their skills to a real-world scenario, which in turn will help the transition from College to employment.
Level 3 Business Administration student Laura, is keen to progress into business management for her future career and highlights how the project has prepared her. “It has given me an idea on what to expect when pitching ideas to business managers, developed my teamwork skills and has been very informative in teaching me about profitability.”
Eastleigh College offers a range of professional and technical courses which enhance transferrable skills including confidence in the workplace. Joanne Landon, Business Administration Course Manager at Eastleigh College explains, “It was an exciting opportunity to build on the students’ skills and ideas they have developed in class, and for the students to grow in confidence and enhance their communication skills, which will support them in their future working environment.”
To find out more about the Business Administration courses at Eastleigh College, please visit the course page or call 023 8091 1299.
After careful planning, detailed risk assessment and subject to any further Government announcements Eastleigh College is extending onsite campus teaching, learning and assessment to more learners from 1 June. The College has remained open during the Covid-19 pandemic as staff have been providing a broad range of onsite and online services. Therefore this phased approach builds upon the onsite levels of service and support which has been available to learners identified as vulnerable, or the children of key workers since 23 March.
Eastleigh College is enjoying a period of unrivalled success across Hampshire as 16-18 student provision continues to go from strength to strength. Read more about our recent accolades including being recognised as the best college in Hampshire for 16-18 student achievement in the government’s recent national achievement rates, and our shortlisting for a tes award, in part, for our excellent GCSE resit results.