Big Brother contestants talk of career goals at Lambeth College
9:09am Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
How to get on reality TV show Big Brother was the latest career advice given to college students in what was described as a “fantastic opportunity” for young people.
Former Big Brother contestants, Luke Anderson and Adam Kelly, visited students at Lambeth College’s Clapham Centre on Friday, September 14, to discuss their employment history, career aspirations, and their time inside the house.
Mr Kelly, a reformed former member of a notorious Los Angeles Crips gang and now works as a drugs and alcohol adviser for young adults, told students that when he was younger he did not take school seriously.
He said: “I didn’t realise the decisions I made at that age would have such a big effect on my life. But there are people out there that care about you and the decisions you make.”
Mr Anderson, winner of Big Brother 2012 and the £50,000 prize money, admitted he auditioned for the reality show through boredom at work.
He said: “I felt like I was in a rut and wanted a bit of excitement,” adding he hoped to further his career as a chef.
Lambeth College principal Mark Silverman said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to hear from Adam and Luke about their experience in Big Brother and the possibilities this has opened up towards reaching their career goals.”