A TALENTED group of students have negotiated themselves a place in the finals of a national competition.
The East Durham College students are through to the finals of a negotiation contest and will now compete for top honours at Jaguar Land Rover’s HQ in Birmingham next month.
For the past month, Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students around the country have been competing in the four-part challenge which aims to equip them with the negotiation skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the world of work.
And the East Durham team is one of just six to get through to the finals.
The team will battle it out against Warwickshire College, Westminster Kingsway College, City College Coventry, Dudley College and Leicester College, with the winners getting a trophy, gift vouchers and an invitation to The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, CIPS, annual conference in London in October.
Jill Campbell, course leader at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at East Durham College, praised the students for the hard work they have put in during the tasks and hopes they can continue to impress in the final round.
She said: “This competition has really brought the best out of the students and has helped them to learn new skills.
“The students have worked really hard over the last few weeks on the tasks and it’s great to see them advance in the competition. “I hope they can now go on to impress in the next set of challenges against some great competition from around the country.”
David Noble head of CIPS, said: “Congratulations to the final six teams. I look forward to meeting you at Jaguar Land Rover in March where the competition really heats up.”