Interview workshop to support employability afternoon at Westholme School

1 year ago

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.

 Interviewing Workshop

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.

 


Related Articles

November 13, 2020

Our 5th Annual BYZ Quiz raises over £4000

We were never going to let COVID-19 restrictions stop our annual BYZ Quiz going ahead! We ran the event virtually and managed to raise £4000 for Blackburn Youth Zone. A huge thanks to everyone involved!

Read full story

October 21, 2020

Lancashire Businesses invited to join Peer Networks programme

Cummins Mellor has been appointed by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to deliver Peer Networks, a national business support programme for Lancashire businesses.

Read full story

September 7, 2020

Innovative Office Share Venture Agreed!

We've opened up our Blackburn based office to welcome Sales Consultancy, Sales Geek to our award winning One Cathedral Square in the centre of Blackburn.

Read full story

July 28, 2020

New Virtual PA Service Launched to Help SME’s

We are excited to announce that we have created a brand-new virtual PA service to help SME’s and self-employed individuals across the UK to get back on their feet post-pandemic, enabling them to focus on their key priorities and business profits.

Read full story