Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

The 3rd and 5th February saw our next round of Employability Project sessions take place at Beaumont Leys School. 210 students took part in workshops including problem solving, attitude and skills which were led by 26 volunteers from companies including Nylacast, Aurum, Bradgate Bakery, Sytner, Leicester City Council and Access Group.

The sessions ran very well, with some companies leading workshops who had never been involved before, and were capped off with a question and answer session with the volunteers as well as a careers fair.


Gail Brown, Education Coordinator for Leicestershire Cares, said of the event:

“Both days were a huge success and the employers and schools should be congratulated on the huge amount of energy and time they put into the events. This is the second time the project has been run in Beaumont Leys School and we have learnt  an enormous amount since then.

The careers fair and Question and Answer session was a wonderful way to round off the events, emphasise some important messages and allow the students to find out more about the businesses involved. They posed some difficult questions to the panel!

It was wonderful to have apprentices supporting the event from Bradgate Bakery and Nylacast, one of whom was an ex student who had his preliminary interview as part of Leicestershire Cares Interview Technique event”.


Paula Staley, Assistant Head Teacher of Beaumont Leys School, said of the event:

“Thank you for creating, planning and delivering your workshops. The Employability Project is such a valuable experience for our students and it is an important part of their journey through school and beyond. We think you are fab! Please volunteer again with us next year”.


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