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30 November 2011 Last updated at 11:21

Excellence award for BMET Enterprise Academy student, Luca

Ashia Hansen MBE congratulates Luca Davis on his excellence in work experience

Photograph shows: Ashia Hansen MBE congratulates Luca Davis on his excellence in work experience award

A Career Academy student has promoted student enterprise and business skills to a whole new audience after receiving an award for excellence in work experience.

BMET Enterprise Academy student, Luca Davis was one of seven students from Sutton Coldfield to be commended at a Business and Enterprise Recognition Awards Evening arranged by the Sutton Coldfield Consortium.

Nominated by Birmingham Metropolitan College for his successful six-week summer internship at property consultants, Fleet Milne Residential, Luca was presented with his award by Olympic athlete, Ashia Hansen MBE.

“It was a real honour just to be nominated, let alone receive the award,” said Business Studies Extended Diploma student, Luca.  “It showed the business community how much value young people place on work experience opportunities.

“My time at Fleet Milne Residential was really enjoyable.  It was challenging work at times, but all of it benefited me in some way.

“I liaised with property agents and conducted some property inspections.  I also restructured the filing system, which gave me the chance to work independently and use my initiative.
“The internship has given me a better work ethic; something I wouldn’t have gained in any other capacity than being in a workplace, so I’m very grateful to Fleet Milne for welcoming me to their organisation.”

"We are delighted that Luca has won this prestigious award,” added Dani Greaveson, Customer Relations Manager at Fleet Milne Residential.  “He really impressed us with his willingness to get involved with every task he was given and his aptitude for delivering.  Our congratulations to him; his award is well deserved and we wish him every success with his future career."

Formed three years ago, Birmingham Metropolitan College’s Career Academy, the BMET Enterprise Academy supports the young business people of the future by providing internships and mentoring opportunities, as well as workshops and lectures.  Students participate in a range of business and enterprise-related activities including finance and accountancy, communications and marketing and commercial awareness.

For further information about the BMET Enterprise Academy telephone 0845 155 0101 or visit www.bmetc.ac.uk

Notes to editor:

•    Set up by the business community in 2002, Career Academies UK is a registered charity which leads and supports a movement of over 1000 employers, and over 120 schools and colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of 16 to 19-year-olds. 3,000 employee volunteers from over 1000 organisations around the UK contribute time and skills to a Career Academy – as guest speakers in the classroom, one-to-one mentors, or by hosting workplace visits or paid summer internships. Employer supporters range from SMEs to multinationals and cover both the private and public sector. Nearly 85% of Career Academy students progress to university, often the first in their family, or into employment.

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