Year in Industry: 'It's helped connect the dots from theory to practice.’ 

Fletcher Fanning is studying Management with a Year in Industry. He is taking his placement year at a Kent-based fostering agency as a Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator. 

He says: ‘Learning about working conditions and Fairtrade in my A-level Business Studies was what led me into an interest in ethics in business.  

‘That is how I came to study Management at Kent, the course included modules in ethics that really stood out to me as interesting and relevant.’ 

Fletcher also took a Year in Industry as part of his course, and by second year started researching options. 

He says: ‘The Employability Team warned me that you had to take an average of 30 applications before you land a placement, so I was ready to persevere to find the right one for me.  

‘My dad told me about a company called Homefinding and Fostering who were looking for an intern. I knew I wanted a placement that felt like I was I was doing something worthwhile, so I decided to apply. It seemed the perfect fit for me.’ 

Fletcher secured a year-long role as Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator for the agency, based in Maidstone, Kent. 

He says: ‘It is a small team – just 12 of us – so the role is incredibly varied and not just confined to marketing. My day-to-day roles centres around digital media, social media, and print media but I do get involved in many areas like tech support.’ 

Fletcher is looking forward to his final year of study, armed with a taster of working life that he can apply to his course. 

‘The work experience this year has given me great attitude and I think it’s helped me connect the dots from theory to practice.’ 

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