Rebekah Dodds Travel and Tourism
After sailing through her BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism, Rebekah enjoyed her last six-week holiday ever – before starting work to help other people plan theirs.
Eighteen-year-old Rebekah not only gained a triple distinction in her Leek College course, but she gained enough confidence to land a job as a travel consultant Apprentice at the end of it. She started work on August 1 with Thomas Cook in Congleton – at the Bridge Street travel agency where she did her work experience.
I never enjoyed school but loved every minute of my college course because the learning was more practical. We did all sorts of exciting stuff including a trip to Disneyland in Paris, a visit to the Ventura cruise ship in Southampton and an airline cabin crew course.
I think all the practical learning, including a lot of role play, gave me the confidence I needed to perform well at my interview and get the job I dreamed of.
I know I’ll never enjoy a six week summer holiday again but I’m really looking forward to earning a proper wage and helping other people plan their holidays.
When I left school in Congleton, a friend recommended Leek College and I’m really glad I chose it. My Travel and Tourism course was really varied and interesting and the staff were so friendly and supportive that my college days were fun.
Posted date 02/02/2012