Sixth Form Employability Month with Young Chamber
What an excellent term for South Wirral Sixth Formers! Young Chamber hosted Employability Month to get year 12s and 13s ready for apprenticeships, which was a huge success.
The first week began with Workshop 1: CV and Skills Master Class, for students who want to secure high-quality apprenticeships after Sixth Form. It’s important to ensure your CV features your skills, qualifications, and your personal profile. Before you get an interview, potential employers have to leaf through large numbers of CVs so we want our students to stand out!
Young Chamber’s Alex delivered ‘Raising Aspirations’ Workshop 2, including an informative guest speaker, Gary, from Kimpton, reiterating the importance of first impressions, work ethic and aspirations. Gary gave our Young Chamber students by giving an honest account of what employers look for, and how to get ahead of the competition. One of our Sixth Formers is in talks with Kimpton about future work opportunities in renewable energy.
Alex delivered another cracking workshop in week three – Personal Brand. This helped our students understand the importance of their personal brand, and how this may affect future employer’s perceptions.
Workshop 4: Interview Techniques, focused on every aspect of interviews including preparation, research, appearance, body language, and arriving at the place of interview, AND the interview itself! Students learned so much, and one student, Cameron, successfully got a high-level apprenticeship, after coaching from Young Chamber.
If any students would like specific help with employability including CV writing, finding apprenticeships and interview techniques, please visit Miss Willis (Main Office).