It has been a very busy few weeks to the end of term with the Employment and Skills ‘Schools into Work’ programme.
Year 12 students from Churchill Community College recently took part in a short Learning and Development programme organised by the Education and Skills ‘Schools into Work’ programme to support their careers planning and interview skills. Following a series of employer-led presentations from Accenture, Virgin Money, NTC Workforce Development and DWP which linked to sector exploration, progression pathways and making successful applications, the programme concluded with a mock interview morning with a small number of employers and sectors represented – NTC Property, Housing and Construction, HMRC and ABS Precision. Feedback from the employers following the interview morning was very positive …“given me a real idea of how young people are being given skills for employment and the work with them. Organisation objective is to engage more with our local community. This is certainly a step in the right direction” and from feedback school reinforced the positive benefits in participation “The Learning and Development Programme has given our students an insight in to the different processes they will have to go through when looking to apply for a job, either part time work or full time work following an Apprenticeship or HE. Students are aware they need to continue to update their CV on a regular basis. Our students have also been given the opportunity to look in detail at their own personal development and the steps they personally have to make to progress down their chosen career pathway”.