Working With Business – A Student’s Perspective

Posted on August 2, 2013.

We’ve told you why the Employability Charter was established and we’ve heard from a teacher but we thought it was about time we brought you a post from a student’s perspective.

Hannah Rawlings is a 6th Form student at Archbishop Sentamu Academy and has benefitted greatly from the involvement of business in her education. Here is what Hannah has to say:

Hannah, 16, business student


I am a business student currently studying at Archbishop Sentamu Academy Sixth Form. Within my business course I have taken part in Young Enterprise and Careers Academy. These programmes have given me the opportunity to successfully run a business and have my own business mentor and internship. These opportunities have let me see and learn for myself what it takes to run or be a part of a successful business. Being a part of Young Enterprise gave me the opportunity to be the Managing Director of my own business, ‘ANIMUS’. We had great success with our company, we went to many different events selling and promoting our product. 

At the moment I am on my internship with Esteem and I’m gaining experience and skills every day, I am learning how to self-manage my time with tasks I am set I am also gaining teamwork skills and problem solving skills that I can use in later life after I have graduated college. When I finished secondary school I would never have thought that I would be in the business environment and working with very experienced and successful people while been at college. I have met lots of great people in this process and had a lot of new experiences. Being a part of these programmes has defiantly boosted my confidence because I have been pulled out of my comfort zone and had to do things on my own that I wouldn’t of normally done in a million years! 

Hannah’s story can be replicated with students across the City, but only with your help. Working with education and helping students like Hannah thrive and gain the skills that will see them well in their future is hugely rewarding. Why not get in touch to see how you can get involved and make a difference?