Apprentice star comes to Aston to encourage more entrepreneurial talent

Alex Wotherspoon at Enterprise Fest

9th March

Former finalist of the BBC’s The Apprentice, Alex Wotherspoon, was invited to Aston University to launch its fourth successful Enterprise Fest to encourage entrepreneurial talent, enterprise and innovation.

The event, organised and funded by the Careers Service at Aston, provided over 300 students with an opportunity to meet business experts, with Barclays Bank, Graduate Advantage, Make Your Mark and SIFE just some of the organisations offering expertise and advice.

Speaking at the event, Alex Wotherspoon, a former Aston University graduate, who shares a great passion for business, innovation and entrepreneur talent, said; ‘I thoroughly enjoyed my Management degree at Aston and taking the opportunity of a completing a placement added so much value to my CV and I think definitely helped to secure a place on the Apprentice.

“I believe if you’re focused on the prize you can achieve fantastic things, set a goal and work to it effectively. My degree has proved a valuable business tool, which has provided me with new knowledge and a competitive advantage.

Alex added; ‘‘I truly believe events like Enterprise Fest add value to individuals who participate. The key to success is inspiration, motivation and drive, all of which were provided at this event.’

French & Business student, Abigail Poulton, who attended the event, said; ‘Enterprise Fest is a fantastic way to engage and learn from entrepreneurs who I would not otherwise have the opportunity to.’  

Debbie Salkeld, from Careers Service, said; ‘We run the event to draw to students attention there is alternatives to blue-chip companies. By encouraging innovation to students we can highlight the greater career opportunities available to them.’


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