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Man struggling to remember somethingThis piece was written by Jackie Edwards; a freelance writer, with a vast amount of experience in further education teaching. Her passion for inspiring students to develop a love for learning is evident in her writing, as she shares her tips on how you can further your business career by improving your memory.

The start of a new year is a time for reflection when we consider whether we are on the right path to a productive and fulfilling future. ABE's head of marketing, Linda Wilkin, shares five affirmations to help you achieve what you want.

Anuradha SungleePayroll Specialist and journalism graduate, Anuradha, has found her ABE course has added to her work skills and hopes to eventually become her own boss.

"I use the acquired skills and knowledge from my ABE course in my current post and find opportunities of relating work to my qualification.  ABE does not simply create  bookish students but rather it helps a student to tackle situations logically and creatively."

Emmanuel AdediranMedia strategist and graduate, Emmanuel, was one of several staff members sponsored by his company, MediaReach OMD, to take ABE qualifications as part of their professional development objectives.

"The choice of ABE was based on the understanding that the modules and courses were practical in nature and structured to immediately improve workplace effectiveness."

 

Danai Leanne BvukumbweDanai chose ABE for its recognition, affordability and because she liked the programmes.  In the long-term she plans to use her knowledge to develop a career in senior management in the tourism sector.

"My education means a lot to me because it is a stepping stone to get to where I want to be in life."

Maham MushtakMaham had a keen interest in business studies but was put off because she lacked confidence in her accountancy skills. Since enrolling on ABE Level 4, Maham has realised she is more than capable and has gone from strength to strength.  She is now planning to go on to a degree in marketing.

"I was very excited when I received an email from ABE saying that I had achieved a prize for Strategic Marketing Management. I had never thought I would get an award for a theory paper, but I guess I was underestimating myself as I had a very good teacher and all our hard work paid off."

Nicholas DhootunNicolas worked hard to become a reception and concierge manager,  but realised without higher level qualifications it would be difficult for him to progress further in his career.  A friend recommended ABE as the ideal solution.

"ABE really helps students to love the subjects they are studying. I was able to project myself into my previous job and realise the mistakes I had been making and what I could do to perform better.  Great ideas were coming up. I could see things differently and was eager to put this new knowledge and skills into practice."

Zibukomazvita ndudzo Mazvita is an experienced Marketing and Client relations personnel. She currently works for Zibuko Capital in Marketing and Administration, and also runs her own events planning company. She holds a Diploma in Travel & Tourism and also has a Diploma in Marketing. 

"I have already gained vast marketing, communication and management skills.  ABE has taught me to think outside the box and practically which has helped me immensely day-to-day in my career."

 

Bhagwantie CharranMedia Sales and Marketing Representative, Bhagwantie, has found ABE has benefits her work and has given her the confidence to pursue training as a Criminal Defence Lawyer.

"The course has proved to be beneficial to me by exposing me to internationally accepted standards of exams and providing guidance in my field of work and study. It has helped me to understand what is expected of me, the time and dedication that needs to go into any field of study and has laid the foundation for my future academic pursuits."

Ropafadzo NyakuNineteen-year-old budding entrepreneur, Ropafadzo, has many ambitions for the future and plans to continue expanding her knowledge and development.

"The knowledge I have gained from my Diploma has been, and will continue to be, a big part of how I run my business which I look to expand in the near future."