It’s National Apprenticeship Week! – Solving Skills Gaps with Postive Relationships

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! – Solving Skills Gaps with Postive Relationships

In 2016 alone a predicted 96,300 new engineers, scientists and technologists are needed to replace the retirements in industry. A trio of Leicestershire Cares partners has come up with a unique formula proven to aid the industry skills gap. Leicestershire Cares introduced member company Nylacast to Beaumont Leys School in 2013, through their numerous Employability Projects which have concentrated on the CBI’s employability definitions. The school provides a fantastic vetting service and supports students through their first apprenticeship interviews as part of Leicestershire Cares’...

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Employability Project at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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Interview Technique at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Beaumont Leys School

On Wednesday 7th May, 180 year 10 students were interviewed by 20 volunteers at Beaumont Leys School. The event ran well with the following comments from students: “In my mock interview, I think it helped me to speak much more than I would normally do. It also helped me by getting to know my interviewer well and boost my confidences a little bit because I know exactly what I’m going to do when I leave school” – Chloe Jann “It is a great experience that will help people out in the future. I have learnt as long as you are polite and answer in good English,...

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Interview Technique at Beaumont Leys School

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Beaumont Leys School

On 22nd January, 21 volunteers interviewed 197 students at Beaumont Leys School in Leicester. One of our member companies, Nylacast, also conducted 7 engineering apprenticeship interviews alongside the normal interviews! The event ran well, with our special thanks going to Anastasia Price, Nera Moore, James Tilley and George Shajan for helping support the event. Comments from the students included: “I had a really good time when talking to Lisa at my mock interview. She was a lovely lady who made me feel really comfortable and at ease. We spoke a lot about the future and how the job...

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