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On the 7th June 2019, Cummins Mellor Director, Helen Jackson attended Westholme School to deliver an interviewing workshop as part of the school’s Employability Skills Afternoon.
The employability skills afternoon concluded a week of work experience for the school’s sixth form students. The school commit to providing their students with opportunities to develop their key skills and engage with employers to help them become more confident and employable. The afternoon of workshops also included sessions on creating successful job applications and job seeking techniques.
The workshop engaged 45 of the school’s Lower Sixth students, aged 16-17. “The aim of the session was to try and dispel some of the myths surrounding interviews and help provide a clear structure for students to follow in both their preparation and conduct in interviews” commented Helen, the workshop leader. “Young people often find the prospect of an interview extremely nerve racking and it was important to share from an employer’s perspective what some of the key things are that we’re looking for”.
Caroline Hibberd, Head of Careers at Westholme School said “It is essential that we prepare our students for the working world and help them to become more employable in the future. The Employability Skills Afternoon gives students an employer’s perspective on key employability skills. Students are able to identify important skills they need to develop and can relate these skills to their hobbies, interests and work experience which will be very beneficial when applying and being interviewed for university courses, apprenticeships and jobs”.
Conducting this workshop was part of Cummins Mellor’s wider CSR commitments which include nurturing the young people of the Blackburn with Darwen Borough to help them enter the employment market. The Mellor Group will also be sponsoring and attending the “Blackburn is Hiring” event on Thursday 19th September where around 2,000 young people will come together in Blackburn Cathedral to meet some of Lancashire’s leading employers.
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