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Date Posted: 04/03/2022 | Posted In: Careers, Student News

Second-year student, Shaban Ali, was delighted to meet Councillor Linda Thomas, The Mayor of Bolton, whilst on his industry placement recently. 

Shaban is a second-year student studying Triple Vocational A Level Business and as part of his course is completing a 50-day industry placement at BRASS (Befriending Refugees and Asylum Seekers) Bolton. BRASS is a charity that works for the benefit of asylum seekers, refugees and refused asylum seekers who live in Bolton. 

Shaban has been working as an Administration Assistant for his placement. He has been supporting service users and advocating for them to secure housing, work and supporting them with their legal paperwork. He has also been using his language skills to act as an interpreter between service users and third parties.  Shaban will be studying Law at university and this placement has given him a wealth of invaluable experience in the field of immigration law, whilst developing his communication and advocacy skills. On The Mayor’s recent visit he got to speak with her and talk about his role and the work he is doing as part of his placement. 

The manager of BRASS, Malcolm Ngouala, was really positive about the benefits that our students can bring to his charity when completing their industry placements:

“Working with The Sixth Form Bolton has been inspiring. The new student brings in a new perspective on the way we interact with our users,  and deliver some of our activities, clearly two undeniable great benefits for our charity.”

Our Triple Vocational A Level Business can include a 350 hour or 50 day placement in industry. Find out more about the course here.