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When did you study at RNC?
I studied at RNC from 2015 to 2017
What courses did you study?
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT
Cisco Networking Academy
Former student, Andrew, found that RNC offered some great help and careers support. He said:
'Staff offered exceptional support and knowledge, the whole team were really encouraging and advised me to do what makes me happy.'
As part of his careers development, the team helped Andrew with applications and interviews and 'generally getting ready for the world of work.'
Originally, Andrew had applied for a place at university but decided that he needed a little more practical work experience before continuing his studies and the staff were supportive of his decision.
He took part in a work placement at a London firm which helped him manage his time more effectively and develop his employability skills.
Since leaving RNC, Andrew has gained some valuable work experience in a variety of roles including: an activities co-ordinator at the RNIB; an Accessibility Quality Adviser at a London firm and running his own graphic design business.
More recently, like so many during the pandemic, Andrew had to change career direction and has been working for a national supermarket where he says, 'it's a really enjoyable work environment'.
Andrew has now secured a place at the University of Portsmouth studying graphic design and hopes that after completing his degree he will be able to develop his own business once more.
When asked his advice for those making decisions on their career pathways, Andrew said:
'Just be confident and never see your visual impairment as a barrier. Everyone has their own challenges and do what makes you happy.'
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