Design Spec discuss business with students

South Essex College Business students were treated to a talk from Design Spec, an award winning architectural design group.

Level 3 Business students from the college’s Southend campus listened to James Collinson, Director of Design Spec, share his business journey and career tips.

The Hockley based business focuses on architectural designs for redevelopments and extensions of residential property.
James discussed the skills needed to succeed in business and took questions from the students.

He said: “We spoke about the importance of having a positive mindset, how to approach employers for roles and I gave feedback on some of the students’ personal microbusiness.”

Design Spec is also working with us the college to design a project brief which all students will take part in as part of their work experience.

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