Animal Care students explored the benefits of work experience and volunteering during a recent industry talk with local experts.
Northumberland College alumni Hazell Bell from Pets Corner and Urban Green’s Jo Ellis visit Kirkley Hall Campus to showcase the various opportunities on offer to students who will be undertaking placements with employers as part of their course.
During the session, students heard how Pets Corner and Urban Green can help them gain real-world experience and were inspired to get involved with both organisations.
Helen Waine, Animal Management Learning Practitioner, said: “I thought the talks were very helpful and demonstrated to our students the need to be focused and work hard.
“They also pointed out that the ‘journey’ is not short or straight forward, but also about taking opportunities that arise.”
Pets Corner was founded in the 1960s in Jesmond Dene to enable city kids to experience farm life and to learn about animal care. Run by volunteers, Pets Corner is a popular, family-friendly visitor attraction with an assortment of residents including visiting pigs and sheep from partner farms, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ducks, poultry and fowl.
Urban Green is an independent charity responsible for the management and upkeep of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s 33 parks and over 60 allotment sites.
We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.
Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.
Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.
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