BITAz WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME
De La Salle is honoured to have been chosen as the first school in the world to pilot this exciting new TY programme, developed by
BITA [British & Irish Trading Alliance] CEO Paul Whitnell and Paul Edmonds (Kornerstone & Partners). Our own TY student Elliott Looney has been representing De La Salle by showing off his entrepreneurial skills and ambition, already becoming a board member of BITA and helping to develop the BITAz programme alongside its senior members.
This jam-packed week which was held online, saw our students take part in a variety of interactive workshops held especially for our TYs. Students got the opportunity to interact directly with and gain mentorship from a number of extremely successful entrepreneurs in a range of different industries i.e. construction; corporate finance; accountancy; recruitment; waste management & environmental sustainability. This programme allowed students to gain advice from some highly successful & influential figures and a first-hand insight into how businesses op
erate. from The range of workshops held were:
The Mechanics of Business by Paul Whitnell [BITA CEO] & Elliott Looney [DLS Student & BITA Board Member]
CV Development & Interview Prep by Tina Coy (CSC Partners Recruitment Limited)
Mental-health & Well-Being Course by Marcus Hammons [Olive Media]
The World of Accountancy Aine Collins (Ex-TD & President of the Certified Public Accountants)
Structuring a Business by Peter Vanspall (Investec-UK)
Presentation Skills & Demonstration Bottle-Crusher by Tommy Griffith (CEO Solar Street Bin)
How to Hold a Board Meeting by Aidan Scollard (Partner at Roberts Nathan Business Advisors)
Behind the Scenes of a Board Meeting
Live Networking Session on Remo
Motivational Seminar with Desert Runner Dave O'Brien [the oldest man on the planet to run all 4x250-kilometre deserts in the same year]
The week was a huge success and the feedback was stellar for all involved!