Lisburn students learn to be leaders

SERC Deputy Head of School Jeni McConnell alongside Foundation Degree Leadership and Management students with Tesco Recruitment Manager Lynn Livingstone and Captain John Gamble, Army Recruitment Officer for Northern Ireland at the Leadership Programme presentation ceremony.
SERC Deputy Head of School Jeni McConnell alongside Foundation Degree Leadership and Management students with Tesco Recruitment Manager Lynn Livingstone and Captain John Gamble, Army Recruitment Officer for Northern Ireland at the Leadership Programme presentation ceremony.

A group of Lisburn students are being prepared for a leading role in a rather diverse field of employment.

A class of South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Foundation Degree Leadership and Management students have recently completed the Tesco and Army Leadership programme as part of their course.

The training took place over three days and was aimed at arming the students with leadership qualities that could be applied in any situation.

It was broken down into two sections, each delivered by Tesco and the Army.

Tesco Recruitment Manager Lynn Livingstone delivered the theory element of the programme, which is an important element of management training at Tesco.

The theory focused on identifying the key issues for leadership qualities and taught useful techniques for building the confidence and self-esteem of staff in the workplace.

When visiting the Army, the students encountered a different environment where leadership qualities could be applied. Student Amy Patterson from Belfast said, “I learnt how to apply the theory we learnt at Tesco into another situation at the Army which will prepare us for our careers where we will have to learn to adapt.”

Having completed the Leadership Programme student Karl McClean wishes to open his own business or look at opportunities within the Army.

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