Accounting, Business & Law
Studying in this area means your career may stretch across any business area or industry within the public, private or voluntary sectors. You could work in a specific area of business
such as marketing or specialise in the finance sector.
Law can be a particularly competitive sector to work in, demanding a high level of commitment but also offering a rewarding career. You could work for a private firm of solicitors or within the legal department of a large organisation like the Government. Alternatively, if you choose to study Accounting, you could achieve a nationally-recognised qualification from the UK’s leading body for Accountancy, AAT.
Students in these departments get the opportunity to see and hear how businesses operate behind the scenes. In the past, activities have included trips to Wimbledon and China Town as well as guest speakers from successful enterprises, including St Albans Fashion Week.
The Business, Accounting and Law team also have great links with local and national employers meaning the opportunity for work experience and live briefs are never far away.
In 2017, a group of HRC students took part in the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge alongside several other local schools. The challenge was set to develop business ideas to raise money to benefit local community groups, as well as developing vital skills and working in teams.
As part of the Business Level 3 course, you will complete a project with an aim to plan and coordinate an event. This year, the group chose to celebrate Chinese New Years with a week-long festival at the Broxbourne campus. They collaborated with Construction, Art & Design and Catering students to build a traditional Chinese dragon, wishing trees and serve food.
Key Employability Skills
- Time management
- Good numeracy
- Team working
- Good communication