Just the business

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Students from Milton Keynes Academy took part in a business mentoring scheme as part of a careers project.

The mentoring initiative featured a visit to the Ramada Hotel in CMK.

General manager, Garry Cruise, said: It’s a great opportunity for business organisations to be involved in such programmes which have a hands-on approcah and supports these students with varied options within the hospitality Industry.”

The scheme, which has been running successfully for four years, is to be expanding to other city schools.

Other businesses bringing unique skills to the mentoring programme included pharmacists, accountants, opticians, along with marketing and NHS executives.

Milton Keynes Academy is the fastest improving school in Milton Keynes. Team MKA is going from strength to strength, achieving a 90% increase in higher grades at GCSE in 2012. New principal Dara Carroll, formerly of Thomas Telford School, currently the most successful school in the country, is delighted with the transformation and sees a bright future for the Academy.