Popular former Apprentice contestant Adam Corbally helps tackle unemployment in Bolton
BOLTON College swapped the classroom for the boardroom when The Apprentice’s Adam Corbally dropped by to inspire the town’s jobless.
Adam, voted the most popular contest on the hit television show, was invited to Bolton’s Jobs and Skills Fair to help tackle unemployment in the area while promoting learning and training.
He said: “I want to inspire everyone to turn their ideas into reality and being able to do this after appearing on The Apprentice is great and a way of me being able to give something back.
“This is a fantastic event and I wish there had been something like this when I was starting out.
“I started off as a market trader and Bolton College is offering a 12-week course to mentor and advise, and afterwards there is a six-month rent free stall.”
Addressing a full lecture theatre, Adam told how he had turned failure, including being fired by Lord Alan Sugar in front of nine million television viewers, into something positive by becoming an inspirational speaker.
He was joined by motivational speaker, Mike Finnegan, who has “life coached” some of the biggest sports stars to help them achieve success.
He said: “There is a lot of negativity in the media about doom and gloom. It is not all that bad. It is about believing in yourself.”
More than 75 companies exhibited at the “employer’s marketplace” including Marriott Hotels, Royal Bank of Scotland, SERCO, AO.com, Tesco and O2 Business. Workshops to provide interview and CV tips were also held.
Marie Gilluley, Principal of Bolton College, said: “It has been phenomenal, There have been 500 jobs on offer.
Exhibitor Lucy Campbell, aged 31, from FranchisingWorks, said: “I thought Adam’s speech was phenomenal.”
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