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Downing Street Adviser Impressed by Tower Hamlets College Students

An adviser to the Prime Minister was so impressed by Tower Hamlets College students, that he invited them to join him for a special private tour of No.10 Downing Street.

The visit came about after the students had impressed the Prime Minister’s Office’s Head of IT when they took part in an employability event for students called Employer Aware, run by Working Knowledge, a social enterprise focused on opening doors for young people into employment.

The students from the College’s Business and Computing faculty, recently rated outstanding by Ofsted, were welcomed to No.10 and given their own private tour of the UK’s most well-known home and an insight into the inner sanctum of government.

At the Employer Aware event, over 140 students and 20 leading employers, including the Cabinet Office, took part in a Dragon’s Den/The Apprentice style competition designed to give the students an opportunity to impress employers and get guidance and advice to help them shape their future career choices.

John Waite, Head of Business and Computing at the College went on the visit with the students and said:

“We were very grateful to No.10 for arranging this private visit. It was a fantastic experience for the students to go to No.10 and brilliant recognition of their skills and ability. It will give them great confidence to progress successfully in the future.”

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